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From December 1-3, we're celebrating the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Film festivals will be held in 5 locations across BC. Stay tuned for details!

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

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.

Addressing Autism Across the Lifespan

Freelance Camp 2011

New Westminster
Freelance Camp 2011   An unconference style event for independent workers to connect, share knowledge, and become better freelancers. Date: September 10, 2011 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Location: The Network Hub, 810 Quayside Dr, New Westminster (Second floor in the renovated River Market) For more information and to register please call 604-767-8778 or email mvan@thenetworkhub.ca

Connections: the New and Improved Transition Fair

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Coquitlam
Connections: the New and Improved Transition Resource Fair   Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 4:00 – 8:00 pm Location: International Education Building, Winslow Centre – Gym, 1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam “Making Connections with Others” Share this invite – Bring a friend - have your name entered for door prizes!

Informed Consent Dysphaga and Seizures Workshop

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
Parksville
The Caregiver-Parent Group supported by Parksville & District ACL and Vancouver Island Health Authority present: A day-long series of workshops on Thursday, September 22. These workshops will be held at 133 McMillan Street, Parksville. Click here for the PDF for program details For information and registration please contact Mendy Roberts via e-mail: bunnylady@shaw.ca or phone 250-752-1612

Inclusive Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 7:00am - 5:00pm
Edmonton
Join Ms. Sheila Wagner M.Ed. for a special One-Day Workshop on Inclusive Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Pitfalls, Challenges and Success! This workshop will be held on Friday, October 21st 2011 at the Oasis Conference and Events Centre in Edmonton, AB. Fee: for Parents $97, for Professionals $127 Here’s a Brief Overview of What You Will Learn at the Event:

Future Next Exit Workshop for Families

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 9:30am - Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 3:30pm
New Westminster
Do you have a son, daughter or other family member with a developmental disability? Are you worried about their future? Is the CLBC process confusing? And does it feel like the supports that are out there can’t begin to help you? Come work with other families to begin planning for your family member’s future! These sessions will include practical, step by step processes with support from skilled advocates in the community living field. Date: Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st, 2011

October Webinar: Partnering to Increase Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Rockwell
October Webinar: Partnering to Increase Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities   Webinar Fee: $50 APSE Members/$100 Non-Members Date and Time: Thursday, October 6 at 2pm EST Presenter: Lynnae Ruttledge, Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner

September Webinar: Disability and Stigma: Are you Creating it or Dispelling it?

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Rockwell
September Webinar: Disability and Stigma: Are you Creating it or Dispelling it?   Webinar Fee: $50 APSE Members/$100 Non-Members Date and Time: Thursday, September 8 at 1pm EST Presenter: Doug Crandell, Author and Disability Employment Advocate

Webinar: Understanding the Role of Vocational Themes in Discovery and Creative Job Development

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Rockville
August Webinar: Understanding the Role of Vocational Themes in Discovery and Creative Job Development   Webinar Fee: $50 APSE Members/$100 Non-Members Date and Time: Tuesday, August 16th at 1pm EST Presenter: Cary Griffin, Senior Partner at Griffin - Hammis Associates, LLC

Transforming Parent–Child Interaction with Positive Behaviour Support

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 8:00am - Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 4:00pm
Dawson Creek
Transforming Parent–Child Interaction with Positive Behaviour Support   Date: Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2011 Location: Best Western Dawson Creek, 500 Highway 2, Dawson Creek

Addressing Autism Across the Lifespan

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
Sidney
Addressing Autism Across the Lifespan: A Symposium on Building a British Columbia Where Adults with ASD Can Thrive   Date: September 9th at 8:00AM - 4:30PM Location: Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC
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