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FSI Workshops: Circle of Friends and Brothers & Sisters

Sibling Jam

Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Vancouver
Sibling Jam a Full Day Workshop   Date: Saturday, June 11th 10:00AM to 4:00PM Location: PLAN Office, 260-3665 Kingsway, Vancouver Cost: $60 (including supplies and lunch) For more information and to RSVP, please call 604-346-1890 or email sylvie.rousseau@gmail.com or main_cat@hotmail.com *Please RSVP by June 9th*  

Thinking Employment!

Monday, June 27, 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Richmond
Thinking Employment! An evening Lecture and Networking Event with Cary Griffin Hosted by Community Living BC.

Communication: Who's Listening? BCACL presents Dave Hingsburger

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Richmond
Communication: Who’s Listening? Effective communication with people with disabilities begins with an evaluation of attitude, power and prejudice. This session will have the participants examine the role that power plays in their interactions with those with disabilities and will give each an opportunity to practice new ways of understanding, listening and relating to people with intellectual disabilities. Where: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond B.C. When: June 16, 2011, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meaningful Day Workshop

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 8:30am - Friday, June 17, 2011 - 4:30pm
Kamloops
Kamloops & District Co-Operative Training Group presents: Meaningful Day   Date: June 16, 17, 2011 Location: Kamloops Convention Centre, 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, B.C. This workshop is examining the following:

Social Role Valorization Workshop - Kamloops

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 8:00am - Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 4:30pm
Kamloops
Kamloops & District Co-Operative Training Group presents: Social Role Valorization A High-Order Concept for Addressing the Plight of Socially Devalued People, and for Structuring Human Services     Date: June 13,14, 15, 2011 Location: Colombo Lodge, 814 Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC

Facing Your Fears: Group Therapy for Managing Anxiety in Children with High-Functioning Autism

Friday, April 29, 2011 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Vancouver
Autism Community Training (ACT) presents: Facing Your Fears: Group Therapy for Managing Anxiety in Children with High-Functioning Autism   Date: Friday, April 29, 2011 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.) Location: Simon Fraser University's Woodward's Campus. 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Beyond Wants and Needs: Supporting Social Interactions Between Students with ASD and Their Peers

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 8:30am - 3:00pm
Kamloops
ACT – Autism Community Training & School District 73 & the Ministry of Children and Family Development presents: Beyond Wants and Needs: Supporting Social Interactions Between Students with ASD and Their Peers   Date: Friday, May 20, 2011 Registration: 7:30 am – 8:30 am Presentation: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Families Promoting Employment First

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Castlegar
Employment holds an important part in everyone’s life! Join the Family Support Institute in a workshop that can help you to develop some ideas and strategies around employment for your son or daughter!

Story Power with David Roche and Marlena Blavin - Burnaby

Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Burnaby
Story Power with David Roche and Marlena Blavin Storytelling Workshop for Families to Boost Your Communication and Advocacy Strategies   These workshops will focus on the development of skills in the art of storytelling in a safe and supportive learning environment. From overcoming stage fright to sharpening performance skills, people will be encouraged to take creative risks and grow accoring to their own personal starting point. Everyone has a story to tell based on their life experience!

FSI Workshops: Circle of Friends and Brothers & Sisters

Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Maple Ridge
Circle of Friends To have and be a friend is critical to our being and the experience of friendship brings meaning to all our lives. This workshop will highlight practical ways to support and enhance friendship opportunities for children who experience the challenges related to having a disability. Emphasis will be on supporting natural connections between home, school and community, as well as strategies for developing more intentional connections and friendship possibilities.
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