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

Our new report shows the continued systemic use of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. Read more.

Families Promoting Employment First

Customized Employment Comes to Kamloops

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 8:30am - Friday, April 29, 2011 - 4:30pm
Customized Employment Comes to Kamloops In partnershp with BC Employment Development Strategy Network Information: Dan Collins 604-534-8611 or Janice Barr 604-279-7043   Course Details: Dates: April 26-29, 2011 (4 days) Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm (32 hours) Tuition: $736.00 plus HST (includes materials)

Beyond the Birds and Bees Sexuality & Your Child With Differing Abilities

North Vancouver School District & West Vancouver School District in partnership with SHADE Consulting presents:   Beyond the Birds and Bees: Sexuality & Your Child With Differing Abilities   Date: Wednesday, April 6th at 7-9:00 pm Location: Leo Marshall Curriculum Centre, 810 West 21st Street, North Vancouver Designed for families with children (Gr. 3 – 9) with unique learning needs, to address the body changes of puberty, healthy relationships and personal boundaries.

Life After High School: Transition Resource Fair

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Maple Ridge
Date: Tuesday, March 29th at 7 - 8:30 pm Location: Rotunda / Cafeteria in Thomas Haney Secondary, 23000 116th Avenue, Maple Ridge Are you a student or young adult with extra support needs who is searching for career and resource options? Who will be there to help you plan after high school?

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Info Session

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Date: March 15, 2011 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Location: West Richmond Community Centre, 9180 No. 1 Road, Richmond Learn more about this new federally registered savings plan delivered by the Government of Canada. You may be eligible to receive annual grants of up to $3,500 depending on your contribution and family income and receive up to $1,000 of bonds every year of up to 20 years even with no financial contribution. New provisions of Carry Forward & Roll Over!will also cover too.

Addressing Behavioural Concerns through Nutrition

Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
What we eat, when we eat, how we eat, and what our body does with it directly impact behaviour, mood, emotions, and our brain's ability to function, learn, and flourish. Free talk for families or individuals challenged with behavioural symptoms, such as those included under the labels of: ADD ADHD Autism Asperger's OCD Eating Disorders Bipolar Schizophrenia Join us to find out what you can do to play an active role in the healing process.

Parenting Workshop: Preparing a Plan for Sex Education and Abuse Prevention for Your Child with Special Needs

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:30am - 2:00pm
Parenting workshop: Preparing a Plan for Sex Education and Abuse Prevention for Your Child with Special Needs   In this workshop you will learn how to come up with a comprehensive plan that will help keep your child with special needs informed and safe. For parents of children ages 3 to 19. Presented by: Reach Child and Youth Development Society Date: Wednesday March 16th, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM

Bullying Hurts and Keeps on Hurting

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bully Beware Productions presents: Bullying Hurts and Keeps on Hurting   Date: Wednesday, March 9th at 7PM - 9PM Location: Queen Elizabeth Secondary School Theatre, 9457 - 136th Street, Surrey

Focus on Comprehension: Teaching Tips for Parents with Jennifer Carson

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Port Coquitlam
The Family Resource Centre, LDA Fraser North, and Stepping 4 Words Learning Centre presents: Focus on Comprehension: Teaching Tips for Parents with Jennifer Carson   Date: Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: ROOM #9 – Minnekhada Middle School, 1390 Laurier Avenue (across from Hyde Creek Rec Centre), Port Coquitlam

School District 41 Burnaby Transition Resource Fair

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Fair for families who have youth 14 years and up who have a disability. Meet with service providers in adult community living and post-secondary education. Location: Alpha Secondary School, 4600 Parker St, Burnaby Date: March 15th, 2011 7PM - 8:30 PM The fair is a must for families who have children with disabilities approaching graduation. Planning for adulthood should start at age 14. Meet adult program service providers, get information on post-secondary opportunities and network with other families.

Families Promoting Employment First

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
Families Promoting Employment First 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! We can help you being to think differently about employment and what it means to your loved ones.
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