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2019 News Archive

Staff dressed as Hungry Hippos
November 15, 2019
Halloween 2019 at APSEA

Staff and students at the APSEA Centre dressed up for Halloween and celebrated together at a social in the cafeteria with refreshments.



Painting of Poppies
November 8, 2019
Painting Activities by APSEA Students

View some recent artwork by our students


View from the airplane window of the land below
November 1, 2019
Flying Over Nova Scotia

Dream Wings flies kids of all abilities over the beautiful landscapes of Nova Scotia.


Phyllis Anne Blanche
November 1, 2019
Phyllis Anne Blanche Retiring

Phyllis Anne Blanche is retiring after 30+ years of teaching with APSEA on November 1.


Presenter in front of meeting room with presentation
October 9, 2019
Interpreter Workshop – August 2019

The annual Interpreter Workshop was held in August where Dr. Michella Maiorana-Basas presented on the Radical Middle, and there was a cultural responsiveness session with Dr. Kevin Stewart.


Staff presenting at conference
May 28, 2019
2019 National Conference for Second Language Educators

Staff presented an information session on newcomer students learning English who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Retiring staff members
May 9, 2019
Annual Retirement Reception

The annual retirement reception to honour staff with upcoming retirements and those celebrating 25 years of service.


Jeffrey signing the letter W
April 26, 2019
Learning to Sign

Try learning some sign language with tenth grader Jeffrey.


Kids playing at the Library
April 18, 2019
Family Support Group in New Glasgow

A Family Support Group was recently organized for families with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing and held at New Glasgow Regional Library.


Glenda Parsons, Heather Conrad serving Pancake Breakfast.
March 14, 2019
Pancake Breakfast to Support the APSEA Auxiliary

This is a fun (and flavourful!) event where members of the Senior Leadership Team serve a delicious pancake breakfast to staff who purchase a fundraising ticket


Lisa Doucet with Katie Powe, Relationship & Development Officer with the United Way Halifax.
March 14, 2019
APSEA Supports Tampon Tuesday

APSEA supported a unique campaign organized by the United Way Halifax called Tampon Tuesday.


Hayden with coaches and guide, Anneliese Surmann
February 27, 2019
Skiing to Victory

As an athlete with the Ontario Para Alpine Team, Hayden Denouden competed in his first big race in February. Hayden won the bronze medal in both the Slalom and Giant Slalom events, competing against skiers with varying disabilities.


A person is demonstrating accessible video game equipment
February 27, 2019
Game Changers Project

Able gaming can improve mental health, cognitive growth and physical ability. Many users can benefit from accessible video gaming equipment as an integral part of rehabilitation therapy.


Rachel Perrier, Administrative Assistant, with Nancy Boucher, Facilitator
February 26, 2019
Fierce Conversations Workshop

Approximately 20 staff from across APSEA participated in this engaging session facilitated by Ms. Boucher.


Three students stand behind a counter selling their packaged dog treats. A donation box sits to the left.
January 11, 2019
APSEA STP Students Give Back

Short-term program students organized a fundraiser with the goal of building hygiene kits to donate to the St. George’s Round Church, in Halifax, NS.


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