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What are the Short Term Programs?

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The STP's are a weekend program provided for students who are blind or visually impaired enrolled in schools throughout Ontario. Students stay for the weekend in the residence at W Ross Macdonald School free of charge and are provided with meals and snacks. Each weekend provides a positive and supportive environment that allows students make lasting friendships while socializing and learning appropriate life skills.

Join us for our last two STP's of the year! See below for important dates and information:


Date

Theme

Age Group

APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 2016

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE FUTURE

Students will be given resources to support them and prepare them for success in college, university or employment. They will learn more about going to university/college, training for careers and hear what former STP students think of their experiences at college and in the workplace. In addition, students will explore their health and well-being while developing appropriate stress management techniques. It’s never too early to start planning!

Teens 15+

JUNE 3 - 5, 2016

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Adventure starts here! Students will be introduced to a variety of outdoor activities to give the basis for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to learn and discuss how the natural environment has an impact on their daily lives. In the outdoors, the students can learn about their character traits and strengths such as respect, responsibility, independence, self-confidence, openness to new experiences, leadership, critical thinking etc. No previous experience is required!

Teens Ages 14+

INTERESTED? Fill out the registration form and send to: Candace.bayliss@ontario.ca

QUESTIONS? Feel Free to contact:

Candace Bayliss - Manager Short Term Programs
Candace.bayliss@ontario.ca
519-759-0730 ext. 369

OR

Bill Edwards - Educational Consultant – Resource Services
bill.edwards@ontario.ca
519-759-0730 ext. 202

Saturday April 23, 2016 - Reaching out to the West - Short Term Program

Time

Parents

Children

09:00 - 09:30

Registration: Beverages + Muffins

Registration: Beverages + Muffins

09:30 - 10:00

Introduction/Welcoming Messages

Volunteer Buddies

Change Room

Orientation - Regulations

10:00 - 11:00

Resource Services - Preschool + School

Presenter: Bill Edwards

Waterpark

Climbing

Games

11:00 - 12:00

IPad - Technology + Accessibility

Waterpark

Climbing

Games

12:00 - 01:00

Lunch: Yeah!!

Lunch

01:00 - 02:00

Successful Transitions
Presenter: Bill Edwards/Dan Maggiacomo

What are STPS's anyway?
Upcoming Programs for Families
Presenter: Candace Bayliss

Waterpark

Climbing

Games

02:00 - 02:30

CNIB-Independence at an early age, appropriate cane practises

Waterpark

Climbing

Games

02:30 - 03:00

Living with Blindness + Visual Impairment: Bill Morgan Caterina Ausman

Waterpark

Climbing

Games

03:30 - 04:00

Wrap-up/Connect with Children

Connect with Family

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