JDN Blog

Five Essential Oils to help with everyday family life

A year ago, JDN Center’s Amanda Neadow was having coffee at her girlfriend’s home. While needing to vent about her son’s ongoing insomnia struggles, Amanda was looking for a solution to help ease late bed times and ongoing middle-of-the-night wake ups. Her friend – who’s also a mother of eight – said two words that have since been a game changer in Amanda’s family life: Essential. Oils. Amanda’s friend outlined how and why she uses specific essential oils for her…

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LEARNING THE FUNCTIONS OF BEHAVIOUR – WHY DOES MY CHILD BEHAVE LIKE THIS?! (A WORKSHOP)

All behaviour happens for a reason. Yes, even the challenging ones! The meltdowns in the grocery store, the tantrums at bedtime or when you are running out the door to meet the bus! Although we (parents) do not understand WHY these behaviors are happening, they ARE meeting a need for your child. Learning the function of your child’s behavior will better equip you to manage and extinguish them. Join Carmen Davies, Senior Therapist, and Amanda Neadow, President at JDN Center…

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What do you do at JDN Center for Children?

While we’ve been in operation for over a year now, we’re still often asked, “what do you do at JDN Center for Children?” So we thought we’d take this chance to breakdown how we help children and youth diagnosed with ADHD (it was, after all, the reason we decided to open JDN!).   How does JDN Center work with children diagnosed with ADHD? What kinds of services are available? Children who are diagnosed with ADHD have many different needs and…

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We’re hosting your kids on the Oct. 27 PA Day here at JDN!

Join us for a super fun day,  filled with Halloween activities focused on social skills development for the PA Day! Date: Friday October 27th 2017 Time: 8:45am (drop off) – 4:15pm (pick up) Location: 40 Sunset Blvd, Suite 105,  Perth, Ontario Ages: 5-11yrs Cost: $50 per child Space is Limited ~ Register today Children are welcome to bring/wear their costume. Please bring lunch and water bottle (nut free)

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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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