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Patrick’s Story: A man of many interests

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Patrick’s Story: A man of many interests

Patrick is 41 years of age and is supported by St.Amant’s Community Residential Program. Patrick and his support team are always exploring new and exciting ways for him to explore his neighborhood and he loves outdoor activities. Biking, hiking, swinging on swings and jumping on trampolines are all regular choices for him. Your support recently funded a new trampoline for […]

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Alec’s Story: Specialized Footwear makes a World of Difference

Alec has never liked to wear shoes. It doesn’t matter how harsh the weather or how rough the terrain, his refusal to wear shoes has been unrelenting. His mother, Rhonda recalls many battles over footwear. “Several shoes have been thrown out the windows of moving vehicles over the years. He just hates shoes.” This aversion to footwear has placed limits […]

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Michelle is on the move!

Michelle is 41 years old and in June of 2019, she moved from her parent’s house into her own home supported by St.Amant’s Community Residential Program. Michelle uses an electric wheelchair to get around but her chair is aging and requires frequent repairs. Each time her chair needs to be fixed, it means that she is unable to leave her […]

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Update to Autism Programs Families – July 17, 2020

Hello  We are very happy to share that we are well on our way to resuming in-person services for the majority of the families and children who are participating in the Early Learning Program, while following all provincial guidelines. We are so grateful for your patience throughout this transition. This week, we have continued to gradually resume in-person services in […]

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Sharon’s Story: Staying in Touch

Meet Sharon. Before the pandemic, Sharon was very active with a variety of leisure guide activities and outings, so online activities, music, and games have become a welcome outlet for her. Sharon loves socializing with friends. She is 44 years old and has been supported by St.Amant in a community home since 2006. The COVID-19 pandemic means she has not […]

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Emily’s Story: New Bike, New Connections

Emily has a new set of wheels! Emily loves to roam the halls at St.Amant and visit all of her friends! She sometimes even pulls her wheelchair around herself when she doesn’t want to wait for others to push her. Now, thanks to donor support, she has a new set of wheels that makes getting around easier and more fun! […]

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Sheldon’s Story: Music Therapy Hits the Right Note

Meet Sheldon. He is 26 years old and has been supported by St.Amant in the Community Residential Program for nearly eight years. Sheldon loves time with his family, music, reading stories, and movies. He dislikes being around too many people or having his favourite activities interrupted. One of his most recent joys is participating in music therapy, and thanks to […]

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J’s Story: Riding towards Independence

J is happiest when he has a consistent schedule and lots of routine in his day. Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown of services, 21-year old J, who is supported by St.Amant Home Share program, spent his weekdays attending the St.Amant School. There, his days were filled with classes, activities, and community field trips. At school, J used a bike every […]

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Dayna’s Story: Still Dreaming

Before the lockdown, Dayna was planning the trip of a lifetime; a week on the West Coast with her foster family made possible by your generous donations. It’s always been her dream to see the ocean, wildlife, and ferry boats. Since birth, Dayna, 22, has battled fragile health. She has liver disease, trouble breathing, and survived multiple open-heart surgeries and […]

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Jennifer’s Story: Hoping for Connection

Meet Jennifer. Jennifer is very outgoing and her days were once filled with activities. Before the COVID-19 crisis hit Manitoba, she attended a day program three days a week, and volunteered at St.Amant the other two weekdays. On weekends, she enjoyed visiting various breweries and bars, swimming and hanging out with her friends. Like all of us, she is missing […]

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