JDN Blog

Reflections After One Year: JDN Center’s Amanda Neadow on Running the Center

  When Amanda Neadow first decided to launch JDN Center for Children, she had a clear vision in mind: to provide support and growth opportunities for children through ABA and IBI Therapy – just as her children had once experienced. So when she opened her doors to the JDN Center for Children last September in Perth, she was excited. Motivated. Nervous. And completely floored by just how much of a personal impact her values-based business had on her. Here’s a…

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5 Ways to Prep for Back to School

Amanda here: Where has the summer gone? I know that I am not the only one asking myself this question. But honestly…can you believe that in 2 weeks our kids will be back to school? I cannot help but feel a bit anxious about going back this year. When the summer is cut short by too many rainy days such as this one has,  I feel like my boys and I did not have the opportunity to bask in the…

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“National awareness means local solutions”: Call for local stories for national ADHD Campaign

Since Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is not currently recognized as a true disability, students don’t qualify to access extra resources in the schools. A national organization is working to change that status. To do so, they need your story. JDN Center for Children’s Amanda Neadow is a Board of Director with the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC). With October marked as ADHD Awareness month, the national organization is putting together a widespread awareness campaign to get personal and share…

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Book Lovers’ Day: Amanda’s Top Three Book Recommendations

Amanda at JDN Center for Children has always been forthcoming about her own challenges raising two boys with ADHD. Since Aug. 9 is Book Lovers’ Day, she put together the top three books that had the most impact on her when reading about her children and parenting: Here’s her review: The Explosive Child – Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. This book described my life to a T! It made me realize that my family was not alone in what we were going…

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Lake 88 Radio Interview with JDN Center’s Amanda Neadow

JDN Center for Children‘s Amanda Neadow had the chance to chat about our programming and touch on the upcoming OAP changes yesterday on Lake 88’s In Focus. Thanks to Lake 88 for letting us share our story! Have a listen to the Lake 88 In Focus Interview.  

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“Small steps. It will happen.”: Q&A with a JDN Center Parent + VIDEO

“Small steps. It will happen.”: Q&A with a JDN Center Parent  When we first started out JDN Center for Children nearly a year ago, we had visions of helping out families and bringing specialized services to children diagnosed with Autism and ADHD. Yet we never realized just how emotionally charging it can be when we see our children make such great progress: including Austin. Austin started up with us last fall and we chatted with his mom Diana about where…

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JDN Center is Hiring!

We’re growing again here at the JDN Center for Children and we’re currently hiring one full-time IBI/ABA therapist position beginning in August. If you’re interested in becoming a part of our team, then we’d love to hear from you. Here are the job details: IBI/ABA Therapist Position Responsibilities and Scope: • Providing one on one IBI/ABA therapy • Currently our center, located in Perth requires immediate staffing. However, due to client needs staff may be required to work out of…

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Ontario Autism Program Transitions to more family-centered funding program

The JDN Center for Children is excited about a recent announcement made by the Minister of Children and Youth Services about the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) which will mean better access to custom-designed service and reduced wait-times. Ultimately, it’s a win for parents and their children diagnosed with ASD. As well as investing an unprecedented half-billion dollars over the next four years to create new services for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the government is giving more…

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June Blues: How to survive the last month of school

June: the last month of school where kids are bouncing off walls, field trips are a plenty, and you just don’t know if you have it in you to make one. More. Lunch. We’re feeling your pain over here, so we’ve put together some coping techniques on how to survive June and get to the end of the year with as few fits and tears as possible; never mind your children having to deal with your fits and tears.  …

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Five Reasons Why Summer Camp is so, so Good for Kids

Five Reasons Why Summer Camp is so Good for Kids Remember when you were a kid and you got to embark on an epic summer camp journey? You met new friends who you’d never cross in your school hallways. You still remember the songs you learned from your camp counsellor while sitting around the campfire. You made some mean gimp bracelets, too. #sogood While you enjoyed your time at summer camp as a child, you didn’t even realize that your…

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