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Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships for People with Disabilities (Canada)

October, 2021 Recreational Respite and Rachele Manett came together after a number of discussions that we had had with those we serve and their families, about the need for more programs that addressed sexual health and relationships. to host a four part workshop series exploring sexual health and healthy sexual relationships, for our young adults …

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Recreation May Be The Key To Disability Empowerment And Mental Wellness

By Lauren Presutti, MEd, EdS, LLMSW Mental Health Therapist Founder of River Oaks Psychology Psychotherapist | Speaker | Writer | Designer | Entrepreneur I have always embraced the motto, “work hard, play hard.” I appreciate my dedication to professional goals as a mental health therapist, but my career would certainly crumble to pieces if I …

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The Canadian Social Connection Survey, 2021

We participated recently in the great and important conversation about social connection and the great loneliness epidemic. The impact of  COVID19 and how it has caused further isolation and social disconnect amongst many people, including marginalized and vulnerable populations. Dr. Kiffer Card reviews the results from the Canadian Social Connection Survey as part of the …

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Jays Care Foundation partners with Recreational Respite (Canada)

January 2021- present In early 2020/2021, The Jays Care Foundation and Recreational Respite launched a respite support opportunity to provide in home support for Challenger Baseball families! The goal was to provide families with respite (either in home or virtual programming), help athletes continue to progress through the development of life skills, social skills and …

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