JDN Blog

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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2016- A year in Review

Wow! Where has, the time gone? I know I know- everyone is saying that as we are closing in on the first week of January.  But honestly, I cannot believe that 2016 has come to an end. 2016 was a BIG year for me and my family. There were a few milestone birthday celebrations and my life long dream of being an entrepreneur became reality with the launch of JDN Center for Children. It seems like just a few days…

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Let’s Chat – A Social Skills Group

Let’s Chat is a social skills group designed to help children ages 8-11 learn meaningful, age appropriate communications skills. It is not always easy for kids to know how to socially communicate with their peers. At Let’s Chat Social Skills Group, children will learn different ways to start a conversation, join a conversation and what it takes to hold a conversation with their peers. Download the following form to register and for more information. lets-chat-social-skills-group_registration-form-2016    If you want to…

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JDN Center for Children hosts Grand Opening BBQ in Perth!

  JDN Center for Children hosts Grand Opening BBQ in Perth! The JDN Center for Children will host a Grand Opening BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! We’re so excited to be opening our doors to the Perth and Lanark County region, and we want to welcome the community this to BBQ so they can see what we’re all about all while enjoying some good eats, treats and special surprises for the little (and not-so-little) ones!…

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