Lawlor Introduces TouchStream Solutions Program


  TouchStream is a tablet based system that provides verbal and visual prompting and sends notifications to caregivers. The system can be used as a tool to help family and team members monitor and manage medications, chronic health conditions, medical and other appointments and activities of daily living. The TouchStream tablet reinforces a sense of accountability and can enable people to be more independent and in control of life. Optional wireless health devices can take the anxiety out of tracking blood sugar, weight or blood pressure and can help reduce errors from manual logging. The tablet can also help create a safer living environment by helping caregivers detect problems early, before they become a crisis. TouchStream’s web portal and mobile alerts empower caregivers with tools to help their loved one or client stay safe, healthy, and socially engaged. The tablet can assist people from all walks of life, including those with developmental disabilities, mental health issues, acquired brain injury and seniors. TouchStream empowers caregivers with the tools they need to help their loved-one or client to stay safe, healthy, and socially engaged at home. For more information contact: Rick Hadleycrane at 905-451-1772 ex 267 or

Rob Kattenhorn Memorial Mission and Values Award


Rob Kattenhorn, was Lawlor’s first recipient of the Mission & Values Award. This recognition is given to an RSW that demonstrates the attributes reflected in Lawlor's mission & values during the course of their employment. Lawlor’s values are to treat everyone with dignity and respect and provide the same service and commitment as you would want for yourself. As many of you know, Rob, who joined Lawlor Therapy Support Services in 2004, sadly passed away this year. He was the first recipient of this award in 2008. Rob possessed the skills and knowledge which take many of us years to acquire. He was an excellent therapist who was dedicated to the quality of his work. Rob’s number one priority was helping his clients improve their independence and ability to return to normalcy. He left a remarkable impact his clients, management, co-workers, and rehabilitation teams. We are renaming this award to honour Rob. We know he would be proud to have his spirit live on in this annual award where he will continue to inspire others to make a similar impact in their client’s lives. Lawlor is lucky to have so many dedicated staff that it would have been difficult for our management to choose someone. We are asking managers, rehabilitation team members and clients to nominate an RSW based on the following:

  •               Dedication to rehabilitation
  •               Commitment to client-focused care
  •               Continuous pursuit of high standards
  •               The promotion of ethical principles and conduct
  •               Focus on continuing education
  •               Going above and beyond expectations
Managers and staff will be nominating a staff to receive this award yearly.  If you know a staff that you feel should receive this recognition please email Angie before November 1. Outlining why the staff should be recognized. The award will be presented at the Lawlor Holiday Party on December 3, 2016.  The recipient will receive a plaque commemorating the achievement and $500.          

Please join us for a workshop in Barrie September 27, 2016


Please join us for a workshop in Barrie September 27, 2016, where we will be providing education and resources on two great topics. Rehabilitation professionals and abi survivors will learn valuable technology skills and on how recreation therapy can enhance your life. A special guest speaker will also be presenting on "The Client Is The Most Important Team Member."  

Rob Kattenhorn


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one our best, Rob Kattenhorn. Rob was a dedicated, much loved RSW, who was passionate and committed to his clients, colleagues, rehabilitation team members, and all that knew him. Lawlor was lucky enough to have Rob on their team since 2004. Rob was a board member of the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington in 2012 and was one of the key coordinators of the Walk, Run, and Roll fundraiser for the B.I.A.W.W. in 2013 and 2014. He also has attended, and/or volunteered at numerous fundraising activities that support acquired brain injury since 2004. Rob was awarded the Lawlor Mission and Values Award in 2010 for his dedication to rehabilitation, commitment to client-focused care, pursuit of high standards, promotion of ethical principles and conduct, focus on continuing education and going above and beyond expectations. Rob was the first recipient of the OBIA Rehabilitation Professional Of The Year Award. Rob lost his courageous battle with colon cancer on June 6, 2016.  He leaves behind his loving wife, Brianna, and his son, Trevyn. Lawlor thanks everyone for their love and support to Rob and his family throughout his illness. If you wish to share a memory, condolences or letter of support please email and a book will be presented to Rob’s family this summer.  

Congratulations Rick Hadleycrane


Congratulations to Rick Hadleycrane on his new role as Vice President with Ontario Rehab Alliance.  He was elected as the Vice Present on a 3 year term.  Way to go Rick!!!  

Rob Kattenhorn Was Chosen As Rehabilitation Professional of the Year!


We are very proud of Rob Kattenhorn who won Rehabilitation Professional of the Year, presented at the OBIA Thomson Rogers "Back to School Event" on September 11, 2014. Thank you to everyone who voted for Rob to win this award. Rob Kattenhorn, joined Lawlor Therapy Support Services as a Rehabilitation Support Worker ten years ago in 2004. Rob is a board member of the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo Wellington and is was one of the key coordinators of the Walk, Run, and Roll fundraiser for B.I.A.W.W in 2013 and 2014. He has also attended, and/or volunteered at numerous fundraising activities that support acquired brain injury since 2004. Rob is one of Lawlor's most requested staff. Numerous rehabilitation team members comment on Rob's professionalism, his genuine interest in his clients and his dedication.  Rob's clients have relayed that he has assisted them in achieving many goals due to his genuine interest in their well being and his commitment to helping them gain their independence. Rob's job has always been to work himself out of a job with clients and he is the person to let you know when he thinks they are ready to move forward without RSW support. Rob's impact on others and delivery of care to his clients is truly remarkable. He is one of those rare individuals that puts others' needs before himself and is continually generating ideas in how to best support people. Rob does not work at this job for the compensation or the accolades, his reward is seeing the people he works with succeed and overcome obstacles. Congratulations Rob!