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A year long celebration including marches, parties, workshops, grants and film making. Join the conversation at disabilitypride.ca

 

Missed the Festival? View a selection of the films on the NFB Playlist!

Watch our 60th Anniversary video that honours and remembers the civil rights history of people with developmental disabilities in BC. Read more about our history here.

ASPECT's 2010 Partnership Summit

Individual Education Planning for Parents - 2 part workshop

Monday, September 27, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Coquitlam
The Family & Individual Support Program presents a 2 Part Workshop for parents who have school age children with extra support needs. The workshops are dedicated to information and discussion on IEP Planning, Special Education Funding, School District 43 programs and services for students with special needs, effective advocacy, building collaborative relationships with your school and more.

The CLBC Employment Policy - How Will it Affect You?

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Burnaby
This FREE workshop is for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. There will be a panel of presenters and question/answer period. The panel includes: Barb Penner, CLBC Employment Initiative Coordinator Laurelee Olszowiec, BCACL Employment Coordinator Ministry of Housing and Social Development representative (PWD) Self-advocates Family members Space is limited. Please register by September 28th by phoning 604.299.4001.

CANCELLED: Jeff Strully: "Jay Nolan Community Services..."

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Burnaby/Vancouver
PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled.   Jeff Strully - “Jay Nolan Community Services: A Practical Example of How An Agency CanTransform Itself...

Thinking in the Future Tense - two Workshops - Delta

Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Delta
Delta Community Living Society, & the Delta Family Alliance Network invite you to attend: Thinking in the Future Tense Two days of practical and relevant workshops to help you plan effectively for the future of someone with a developmental disability. Workshop 1: Saturday, November 6th, 2010, 10:00am – 4:00pm Workshop 2: Saturday, November 20th, 2010, 10:00am – 4:00pm   Workshop 1: Wills, Estates & Trusts and Supported Decision Making (Representation Agreement)

Thinking in the Future Tense - Delta

Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Delta
Delta Community Living Society, & the Delta Family Alliance Network invite you to attend: Thinking in the Future Tense Two days of practical and relevant workshops to help you plan effectively for the future of someone with a developmental disability. Workshop 1: Saturday, November 6th, 2010, 10:00am – 4:00pm Workshop 2: Saturday, November 20th, 2010, 10:00am – 4:00pm     Workshop 1: Wills, Estates & Trusts and Supported Decision Making (Representation Agreement)

11th Annual Self Advocacy Leadership Institute

Friday, October 8, 2010 - 5:00pm - Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 1:30pm
Abbotsford
SelfAdvocateNet.com Presents: THE 11th ANNUAL SELF ADVOCACY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: Workshops and Networking Register now to learn more about self advocacy, safety, rights, healthy relationships and to become leaders in your own community, etc. Cost: $175 per person, including 2 nights and 3 days accommodation, all healthy meals, registration, all workshops, recreation, and FUN! Where: Edenvale Retreat and Conference Centre 4330 Bradner Road Abbotsford, BC

Pat Fratangelo, “ What Has Been Learned From Helping People Get Lifestyles That Ideally Suit Them: The Story Of Onondoga”

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Burnaby/Vancouver
Pat Fratangelo is a well-known speaker and leader in exemplary practices of the Onodaga Community Living Agency based in Syracuse, which focuses on individualised and person-centered supports. The opportunity to have Pat speak occurs as part of her work as a co-leader of a two week intensive on “Optimal Individual Service Design” (OISD). Hosts: a number of agencies including the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI), Community Living Society and Spectrum, as well as others. The more collegial and collaborative the better!

Transforming Parent-Child Interaction with Positive Behaviour Support - Vancouver

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 8:00am - Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 3:30pm
Vancouver
Registration is now closed for this event.

David Pitonyak - Beyond Behaviours: Supporting Competence, Confidence and Well-being

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
Vancouver, BC
Difficult behaviours result from unmet needs. This workshop examines seven quality of life indicators that are often missing in the life of a person who experiences our services. Based on the idea from Jean Clarke that a person’s needs are best met by people whose needs are met, this day-long workshop examines strategies for supporting not only an individual who experiences disabilities but also the needs of his or her caregivers. Where: Unitarian Church at 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver Hosted by Spectrum Society www.spectrumsociety.org

ASPECT's 2010 Partnership Summit

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 8:00am - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 4:00pm
Richmond
The "New Employment Program of BC" will require a challenging and innovative approach for community-based employment service providers. Creating strategic alliances can give your organization the benefits of expanded capacity, with minimal risks and more diverse services. Successful collaborations lie in the way you define your relationship with your partners, right from the beginning. You will better understand:
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