Sensory-friendly shopping provided at Sobeys stores

PICTOU — Something unusual happened on Sunday at the Sobeys store in Pictou. Lights were dimmed, background music was silenced and anything else that normally makes a noise went quiet. It followed a decision by the company to partner with Autism Nova Scotia to introduce sensory-friendly shopping to all its grocery stores in Pictou County and throughout the...

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Mindfulness in the Classroom

Deep breathing, positive visualization and physicality as a recipe for inner peace and a healthier classroom. This is the intent behind “Go Noodle”, “Flow” and “Think about It” – popular activities in a series of programs aimed at integrating mindfulness into the daily academic schedule. Mindfulness is essentially a conscious focus on the present moment...

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Autism walk 2018 raises record funds

STELLARTON – The annual Autism Walk just keeps growing. More than 700 people registered for the seventh edition of the walk on Saturday in Stellarton, and organizer Allison Kearley marvels at how the event keeps drawing more participants and raising more funds. Kearley is among members of Autism Pictou County, which is a chapter of Autism...

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Relaxed performances open the doors at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre is opening its doors in a new way with the addition of “Relaxed Performances” to its regular schedule. A Relaxed Performance is one in which the environment is specifically adapted to relax the traditional expectations around silence, darkness, and stillness in the theatre. It is designed to benefit people...

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Autism walk raises $64,000

The fifth annual Walk the Walk for Autism gave local families 64,000 reasons to smile. The walk, which was held Saturday at the G.R. Saunders Elementary School, was one of nine taking place in the province. The local walk raised more than $64,000 while in excess of $250,000 was raised provincewide. Local participant Allison Kearley...

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