Autism-related articles that may have value for you

Sometimes we get outreach from people that want to ‘spread the word’. Here’s a recent email from a family looking to share some autism-related content that has value to the community. Enjoy! “Our youngest child, Anna, is a very special girl who just happens to be on the autism spectrum. Although her diagnosis was a… Continue reading

Reaching Out

Author: Kelly S. Thompson Originally published in Watershed Magazine: Reaching Out Increasingly, today’s children and youth are struggling to manage stress, anxiety, and emotions – complex issues that require complicated solutions. Are health care professionals and programs across Quinte, Prince Edward and Northumberland equipped to handle the rise in mental illness that is affecting the… Continue reading

Now hiring OCT certified teacher for 2017/2018 school year

Applewood Academy seeks teacher for intermediate/senior-aged students. Ontario College of Teacher certification number required. Special preference given to mathematics as a teachable. Additional qualifications recommended include special education training or equivalent experience. Ideal candidate has strong classroom management skills and experience in managing challenging behaviours. Experience in a mixed year group class an asset. Ability to modify… Continue reading

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Now hiring two Child and Youth Workers (CYWs) – March 1, 2016

The Stevenson Waplak Group (SWA) has immediate openings for two Child and Youth Workers (CYWs). SWA provides residential, day treatment and clinical services to children and adolescents. We are currently seeking two experienced CYWs who will join a treatment team designed to provide full therapeutic care and management to our clients in a therapeutic home…. Continue reading


Staff & Students Mark Children’s Mental Health Week

There are half a million kids in Ontario coping with mental health issues. That’s why Stevenson, Waplak & Associates (SWA), and Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning (AAPL) join with others across the province in marking Children’s Mental Health Week, May 4 – 10, 2015. One in five Ontario children and youth struggles with a mental health… Continue reading

Kingston Community Service Fair 2014

The Child and Youth Worker Students at St Lawrence College welcome Kingston and area children, youth and family serving organizations to be part of an amazing networking opportunity. The Kingston and Area Community Service Fair is designed to promote the awareness of programs and services to empower our service providers when meeting the needs of… Continue reading

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Applewood Set to Welcome New Faces and Old Friends This Fall

With summer break having arrived, the staff of Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning is already thinking about fall. Our school is set to welcome some new faces, along with some old friends, this September as we embark on another year of supporting students on the road to success. In preparation for the new year, staff… Continue reading

Applewood Student Wins Art Award

Applewood Student Wins Art Award for Her Intricate, Colourful Digital Art

An Applewood Academy student has been honoured with an award for her highly personal artwork. Recently, high school students throughout Belleville participated in a juried art challenge called “When I Close My Eyes,” contributing art pieces in various mediums and styles. Applewood high school student Michelle had two pieces, “Stained” and “Inner Beauty Inner Turmoil,”… Continue reading