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Reach For It!

International FASD Awareness Day 2017- "It's Our Story"

"It's Our Story"- A hopeful video celebrating community collaboration and the potential of those living with FASD.

REACH For It!

A Collaborative Community Project

Mission Statement:

The mission of REACH For It! is to provide recreational programming for children, youth and their families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. It is an adapted program, providing a high level of supervision, safety and learning for the participants. This program is inclusive and provides a positive environment for children where we can assist to mitigate the secondary disabilities of FASD.

Vision:

A program where children, youth and families living with FASD experience success and recognize their strengths.

Core Values:

Children, Youth and Families Living with FASD:

We support children, youth and families living with FASD as they demonstrate and recognize their full potential.

Partnerships and Collaboration:

We recognize the importance of collaboration and partnerships with agencies, volunteers and funders.

Service Excellence:   

We provide the best possible service using FASD informed best practice and feedback from our participants, volunteers, partners and funders.

What is REACH For It! all about?

During each REACH For It! program participants are matched with a 1:1 volunteer.  Each volunteer uses an FASD informed approach and understands the accommodations required for success.  The events are adapted to maximize success.  Examples of adaptations include: visual schedules, reducing environmental stimuli, 1:1 support.  Activities are adapted to reduce frustration and increase self esteem. 

PAST Programs have included:

LEGO- Build Me Up

Under The Big Top

Build Me Up

Pirates

Farm Explorers

YOU GO GIRL!

Spring at the Farm

BOYS UNPLUGGED

Pottery Creations

LEGO- Build Me Up

BOYS UNPLUGGED-Traffic Safety

Cop Chef

Boys UNPLUGGED- Canine Heroes

You Go Girl! Spaaaa!

Rods, Reels and Fish

Halloween Party

How Sweet It Is-Maple Syrup

Gingerbread Village

Bike Safety

GPS Navigation

Partner Organizations Include

Lutherwood

Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

Waterloo Regional Police Service

Kidsability

Conestoga College

Sunbeam Centre

A great article highlighting the positve nature of REACH For It!http://www.therecord.com/news-story/5166001-police-officers-mentor-children-with-fetal-alcohol-disorder/

REACH For It!- Raising Our Future