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Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Help Sheet by Disability Alliance BC (formerly BC Coalition of People with Disabilities)
From Disability Alliance BC (formerly the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities,) this Help Sheet was funded by the Legal Services Society of BC, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada: Homelessness Partnering Strategy and the Health Sciences Association of British Columbia. Read more...
Restorative Justice and People with Developmental Disabilities A Booklet for Family Members, Advocates and Community Living Service Providers by BCACL, 2006
This 16-page booklet aims to help family members, advocates and community living service providers understand restorative justice and how it can help resolve conflicts involving individuals with developmental disabilities. Restorative justice offers a healing approach to harm done in the community. Read more...
Roles and Tasks Timeline for Transition Planning Team Members by Province of British Columbia, April 2012, 1 page
CROSS MINISTRY TRANSITION PLANNING PROTOCOL FOR YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS April 2012 Roles and Tasks Timeline for Transition Planning Team Members This table outlines the roles and tasks of team members: the youth, family, and staff from schools, youth and adult services. This is a living document Read more...
School Trustee Election Guide 2014 by Inclusion BC, 2014, 8pp
Monday, October 20, 2014
A toolkit for groups, organizations, and individuals for putting students with special needs on the municipal election agenda. Read more...
Stop Hurting Kids: Parent Guide for Keeping All Children Safe from Restraint and Seclusion in BC Schools by Family Support Institute and Inclusion BC, 2014, 42pp.
Monday, September 1, 2014
As the attention around restraint and seclusion in schools grows in BC, the Family Support Institute and Inclusion BC are seeking to inform and empower families of their rights around the issue. This guide will help families prevent, recognize, and act on cases of restraint and seclusion that affect Read more...
The RDSP and People Receiving Social Assistance by Disability Alliance BC, 2012 50pp
Disability Alliance BC has produced a guide on how how people with a low income can benefit from the Registered Disability Savings Plan. Click on the link below to download the PDF. Read more...
This Book Is About Children, Parents and Child Protection by Fred Ford, BC Self Advocacy Foundation, 1999
47 pp. This booklet explains some of the things that happen when parents deal with child protection services. Written for parents with exceptional learning needs and those who support them, it talks about the responsibilities of parents under the law, what child protection services do, and what Read more...
Transition to Adulthood - Planning, Information & Resources by By Simon Fraser Society for Community Living, 2012, 16 pp.
This resource guide from the Simon Fraser Society for Community Living was updated in May, 2012. It includes a detailed timeline, information about provincial Government ministries & services and other resources. Read more...
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. “What the Convention endeavours to do," said Don MacKay, Chairman of the committee that negotiated Read more...