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Drama, Arts, Entertainment

Dance

Nancy Pattison's Dance World
Movement Improvement classes for all children with special needs.  Whether your child is in a wheelchair, can walk, vocal or non-vocal the class will be centred around your child's abilities.  Your child will have fun while improving their flexibility and range of motion, their upper body strength, muscle tone, spacial awareness, and social skills.
3900 Walker Road, Windsor, ON  | 519-966-2259  |  www.nancypattison.com

Entertainment

Ability OnLine
Ability OnLine is an extraordinary and absolutely free internet community. Young people with disabilities and illnesses connect with all kinds of possibilities that address their needs for friendship, support, and information. They meet and chat with other people like them in a virtual world tht transcends boundaries and barriers. They make friends, get tips from mentors, and freely participate in an atmosphere of collaboration, companionship, and support. www.abilityonline.org
 
Access 2 Entertainment Card
The Access 2 Entertainment Card provides free admission (or a substantial discount) for the support person that accompanies a person with a disability at all participating entertainment venues. The person with the disability pays the regular admission fee. The card indicates to the ticket seller that the individual requires the support of an attendant.
c/o Easter Seals Canada, 40 Holly Street, Suite 401, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3C8
Phone: 1-416-932-8382, ext. 227  |  www.access2card.ca

Library

Windsor Public Library
Anyone who will be homebound for at least three months may register with Accessibility Services and receive on a regular basis, personally selected library materials. If you have a family member or a friend who will pick up a bagful of materials, we will select, check out, and send to the nearest branch. Delivery, provided by volunteers, can be arranged if needed. For further details, please contact.
850 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor ON N9A 4M9
Phone: 519-255-6770 ext. 4404 | TTY: 519-252-4775  |  www.windsorpubliclibrary.com

Movies

Italian Canadian HandiCapable Assoociation: Movie Nights
3939 Carmichael Drive, P.O. Box 7117, Windsor, Ontario, N9C 3Z1
Phone: 519-977-9394  |  www.icha.ca

Cineplex Sensory Friendly Screenings
This program is in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada and provides a snesory friendly environment for individuals with ADS or anyone for whom the environment is suitable and thier families to view new release films on Saturday mornings at 10:30am, every 4-6 weeks.
Address: 3100 Howard Avenue, Windsor, ON
Website: https://www.cineplex.com/Theatres/SensoryFriendly
Phone: 519-967-0197

Music Therapy

ACADEMIE STE. CECILE
  • Provides music therapy to enhance an individual's social, behaviour, physical, and emotional well-being
  • Sessions for children often include singing, playing instruments, and oriented expressive movements and dramatic activities
  • Open to any person with a disability
  • Sessions may be offered on a group or individual basis
  • Fees apply
Tecumseh Location:
12021 Tecumseh Rd East, Tecumseh, ON N8N 1M1
Phone: 519-737-7575  |  www.stececile.ca

Windsor Location:
2676 Grand Marais Road West, Windsor, ON N9E 1G2
Phone: 519-966-7755  |  www.stececile.ca

Drumbeats & Brushstroke:
A combined music therapy and art program specifically designed for teens (13 - 18) with special needs. It is offered at the Tecumseh Road site. The program supports choice making, relationship building, and creative expression. It is an ideal program for individuals who have verbal or non-verbal communication skills, an interest in music and art, and a willingness to try new things.

Private music therapy sessions and/or adapted music lessons:
These half hour sessions take place at either location. Sessions typically start with 3 - 4 assessment sessions to determine what program goals would be appropriate for music therapy. At the end of the 3 - 4 sessions, you will receive a written program plan. This plan is discussed with you, and adapted if necessary prior to continuing. Program goals are designed around your child's individual needs and can target areas such as expressive and receptive communication, fine and/or gross motor skills, social awareness and interaction, sensory and cognitive stimulation.

Therapy Express:
A group program specifically designed for children and teens with special needs and uses music therapy, expressive art, drama and movement to promote expressive and receptive communication, social interaction with peers, and creative self-expression. This program is run by professional therapists and practitioners with several years of experience working with individuals coping with communication and social challenges. At the end of each program, you will also receive an individual report of your child's experience in the program. Available for preschoolers (6 and under), elementary (7 - 12), and teens (13 - 18).

For more program details, please contact:
Emily Finnigan | Phone: 519-478-0060 | Email: efinnigan@wnmusictherapy.com

Snoezelen

A darkened room with soothing music and lights. The effect is both relaxing and stimulating at the same time. It provides people who have sensory and learning disabilities with appropriate relaxation and leisure opportunities. Available at the following agencies:

Community Living Windsor
7025 Enterprise Way, Windsor, ON
Phone: 519-974-4221  |  www.clwindsor.org

CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
4900 Wyandotte Street East, Suite 200, Windsor, ON
Phone: 519-253-1900  |  www.cnib.ca

John McGivney Children’s Centre
3945 Matchette Road, Windsor ON N9C 4C2
Phone: 519-252-7281
 

Information About Community Resources

As a community partner, JMCC is pleased to provide information on this website about community resources which may be of interest to clients and their families. Availability does not mean that we have reviewed them or constitute an endorsement by us. JMCC does not assume any responsibility whatsoever for such resouces. Read More.

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