Conferences & Workshops

Sexuality Workshop Series – Spring 2020

Dates: Wednesdays – April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29th

Time: 6:45- 8:30 p.m.

Location: Humber Valley Junior Middle School, 65 Hartfield Rd, Etobicoke, ON  M9A 3E1

The workshops are geared towards children/youth with developmental disabilities from 11 to 15 years of age.  It is a five-week group session, offered once each week, that is designed to provide parents and their children with practical learning opportunities.  Included in the workshop are discussions about feelings, relationships and sexuality.  Families will have an opportunity to talk about this important subject as well as network with other families who are interested in supporting their children in this important aspect of learning.

Please note: each young person attending the workshop MUST be accompanied by a family member who can help reinforce the information at home.

Please click here to see a brief summary of topics being covered in this workshop.

If you have questions about this workshop series, please contact Marissa Wolicki at or 647-292-5357. Please share this with any families that might be interested.

 Occasionally, we conduct a “Sexuality Information Night” for families who may be interested.  For further information about possible future meetings, please contact the office at 416.484.1317 or by email at:

Making Friends and Belonging

Extend-A-Family is pleased to share this unique workshop opportunity with you.

On Wednesday, February 12th  we will be hosting “Making Friends and Belonging”, an interactive presentation with Genia Stephen of Good Things in Life. This will be a combination of lecture and learning from Genia through her personal stories. We will be focussing on “roles” and how roles enrich and deepen opportunities to make friends and create spaces of belonging. We will imagine and develop the next steps for our sons and daughters.

This workshop is best suited for parents with young and school aged children, although it is never too late to start.

Genia Stephen is a speaker, host of the Good Things In Life podcast, and founder of Good Things in Life which offers resources, courses and an educational and supportive membership for a community of parents who are committed to building a good, inclusive life for their children with disabilities. Genia has a sister with an intellectual disability and a son with an intellectual disability. Her mother introduced her to important ideas and thought leaders early in her life. She is a Registered Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and is currently completing her MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care at the University of Oxford.

To register, please click here and complete the information as noted on the flyer and send in with the registration fee which will guarantee you a seat. Space is limited, please RSVP on or before February 7th.

If you have questions or require information concerning accessibility please contact Kim at 416.757.2780 or email

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on February 12th!

From time to time on this page, we will post announcements of conferences and workshops that are relevant to our families and open to public attendance.

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