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Autism on the Hill

1 in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Early diagnosis and intervention ensures that your child reaches their full potential.

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If you or someone you know is affected by autism, show your support by attending this event on April 1st 2019 from 12:15PM TO 12:45PM. The new 2019 Faces of Autism’ banner will be on display and autism pins will be handed out at noon. Join the conversation using the hastag ‪#‎AutismOnTheHill‬, Follow AutismOnTheHill on Twitter and Like on Facebook.



Social Skills Information Night

MindWare Academy and Steps and Strides Present Social
Skills Information Night. You will hear from experts on how your
child with special needs can find social skill success.

Topics covered are

  • Natural environment teaching at home (NET)
  • Consistency between home and school
  • Social skills to help your child gain confidence and reduce anxiety
  • The resilient child
  • Effective communication strategies between the parent and child

When: Thursday April 24th 2018

Time: at 7 pm

Location: 985 Pinecrest Road, Ottawa map

Cost: Free

Optional Donation to LDA (Learning Disabilities Association)

Contact: or

Special Needs Fair Ottawa 2018

If you are a parent to a child with special needs this event is
perfect for you. It’s the Special Needs Fair that brings together
the best of what Ottawa has to offer the Special Needs community.


Special Needs Fair 2018

Special Needs Fair 2018

When: Saturday March 22, 2018

Where: Jim Durrell Arena, 1265 Walkley Road
, K1V 6P9

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

CBC Radio – All in a Day – Giacomo Panico

I was on CBC Radio yesterday on All in a Day between 3:15-3:30pm.

It was my first time in a radio station and I was excited. It was great to get a behind the scenes perspective of how a show is run and how they go in an out of live chat to pre-recorded segments, commercials and music.

Giacomo Panico was the host and did you know that he has a degree in Mechanical Engineering!!!

CBC Radio - All in a Day hosted by Giacomo Panico

CBC Radio – All in a Day hosted by Giacomo Panico

Giacomo and me post segment.

Giacomo and Natasha

Giacomo and Natasha


The audio from this interview is now on the site under Press/In the News

The Code Factory Demo Day update

Demo Day at The Code Factory was a big thrill. There were some amazing demos by various entrepreneurs in Ottawa.

I had 8 minutes to demo Discovering Emotions with Zeely to the audience. It went by fast but I managed to give a walk through the app in just under 8 minutes. I had the iPad connected directly to the projector and seeing the app projected on the wall was quite the experience.

Here is the setup. I am very comfortable delivering presentations and training to audiences however playing the app while explaining what is going on was challenging.

8 minute demo - Demo Day at The Code Factory

8 minute demo – Demo Day at The Code Factory

@michaelweissca has another view of just the projected image.

Demo Day, The Code Factory

Demo Day, The Code Factory

Demo Day at The Code Factory

We are part of The Code Factory line up this week.

Discovering emotions with Zeely, demo

Demo day at The Code Factory

You will get a sneak peek of Discovering Emotions with Zeely, the first in the Zeely Adventures series, before it hits the app store!!!

Further Details

When: October 3rd 2013

When: 6:30pm

Where: 100 Gloucester St., Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0A4

Register: Space is limited therefore register to secure your spot.

OCE-OBI 2013 Entrepreneurship Fellowship

We are very pleased to be working closely with the Ontario Centres of ExcellenceOntario Brain Institute and their research network to further develop Zeely Adventures.

Natasha D’Souza from Virtual EyeSee is one of the 2013 OCE-OBI entrepreneurs.

The announcement was made during OCE Discovery 2013 in Toronto. In the photo below from left to right  Reza Moridi, Natasha D’SouzaDr. Tom Corr and Donald Stuss.

Natasha D'Souza receiving the OCE OBI Award

Natasha D’Souza receiving the OCE OBI Award

OCE OBI 2013 Entrepreneurs

OCE OBI 2013 Entrepreneurs

Photo Credit: Ontario Centres of Excellence