Monthly Archives: March 2016

Niam, one of our students, has created a painting to help Light It Up Blue in celebration of World Autism Awareness Day.

Celebrate the start of Autism Awareness Month at Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on April 1, 2016, at 5 pm. Join them to learn more about Niam and explore his artwork through the  gallery and Light It Up Blue.

Samsung, Autism Speaks, and Niam have partnered to help raise awareness about autism. In addition, Samsung Canada has donated 200 tablets as part of The Look at Me Project, designed to create a shared community to connect families with similar experiences. The Samsung tablets were preloaded with the Look at Me app and given to 200 families living with autism

The Look at Me app aims to improve an individual’s ability to make eye contact through digital devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

A multidisciplinary team of clinical psychologists, cognitive psychologists, and psychiatrists have dedicated their participation in developing the app’s curriculum. The app is currently under clinical testing to verify its effectiveness through research.

The app keeps children motivated and highly concentrated by using the camera function of digital devices that often appeal to children’s interests. It also features a point system, themed missions, various rewards, and visual or sound effects to keep children engaged. Levels can be customized based on the children’s achievements. Each mission in the app requires interaction between parents and their children to encourage positive relationships and connections.

http://pages.samsung.com/ca/lookatme/English/

 

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A Mod, Mod World – Instructor Joseph Romantini’s art featured in House and Home

Artwork by our instructor Joseph Romantini has been featured in the April 2016 edition of Canadian House and Home.

The painting is from his Vento series that we recently featured on our blog.

View more of Joseph’s work on his website. You can pick up your copy of the magazine on newsstands today!

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Honsberger Award Medal Design

IMG_2271Our very own Susie Whaley designed and sculpted a medal for the Toronto Lawyers Association Honsberger Award. Susie’s late husband Bruce Whaley was John D. Honsberger’s nephew.

The Honsberger Award is named in honour of John D. Honsberger, President of the Toronto Lawyers Association in 1967-68 and historian of the association’s first 100 years.  Through his extensive legal scholarship and contributions to the Toronto legal community, Mr. Honsberger exemplifies the three pillars of the TLA: Information, Education and Advocacy.  Among the many honours he has received in over 60 years at the Bar, are the Law Society Medal and the TLA Award of Distinction. In fact, he was the first recipient of both awards.

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