Autistic youth not welcome at school in Brantford

Brenden Bradley is not welcome at school. The 11-year-old hasn’t attended school since early April and probably won’t return to school this year because educational assistants (EA) at Grandview public School refused to work with him. Bradley is on the Autism Spectrum, he’s non-verbal and low functioning. His mother, Mandi Bradshaw said the Grand Erie
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Another day, coming home a little late, and she hears the car in the driveway…she perks up. There’s never any judgement, just unconditional love. As the door creaks softly, there is that thumping sound of her tail smacking the wall in anticipation. Why are we so blessed with our pets? They are forgiving when the
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On Sunday May 6th, the sun was shining and the smiles were contagious as around 2000 participants left the parking lot on the Hike for Hospice 2018. Two hours later the final tally was $327,813 in donations raised for Brant’s only Hospice. MPP Dave Levac and Mayor Friel led the walkers Olga Consorti, Executive Director
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In this environment of texting, twitter and a barrage of other social media expressions, there seems to be a laziness in how we communicate. Less words, use of acronyms, emojis and gifs combined with a complete separation of reality to context, or even literacy, drive the messaging. So it is, with the absence of fact
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By: Sylvia Collins No one is perfect. I am certainly not a relationship expert, or even an expert in my own relationship with myself, but I continue to work hard at it. I started a journey in 2015 that has changed my life. It is a very personal and very private journey and the results
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By Sylvia Collins Brantford Cheer is one of the most enthusiastic, energetic, excited, all-star competitive cheer squads in the region and the team has outgrown it’s current location. Abbey Girard, owner of Studio A Academy of Performing Arts is looking for a new practice location in Brantford large enough to accommodate a 2,500 square foot
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It could be police knocking at the door in the middle of the night…or a neighbour’s scream… footsteps squeaking in the dark…glass shattering in the back door…or the deafening silence in the baby’s crib…the trees groaning with the excessive weight swinging from feeble branches…the explosion, and that incessant ringing that follows…tires screeching, metal twisting, a
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