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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.

Beyond Retention: Helping the New Employee Shine on the Job - Denise Bissonnette

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:

The Changing Role of Community Support Workers

Monday, July 12, 2010 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Vancouver
The Spectrum Society for Community Living's “101 Friends” Personal Support Networks project is hosting an event to address the changing role of support workers. Visit the "101 Friends" website for more information.  Some of the topics to be covered at the event:

The State of Children’s Development in British Columbia

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Victoria
Please join Dr. Hertzman and the HELP Research team in their annual look at the state of children’s development in B.C. These sessions will highlight key findings and illustrate how these learnings can guide communities and government in taking action for young children and families. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Read the flyer here.

Paul Wehman Seminar - High School Transitions and Inclusive Work

Monday, September 20, 2010 - 8:30am - Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 4:30pm
Vancouver
Best Practices: High School Transitions and Inclusive Work for Students with Disabilities. Dr. Paul Wehman of Virginia Commonwealth University will be presenting the most current research and practice on inclusive real work for real pay for students with disabilities during the high school years. Dr. Wehman is a pioneer of inclusive employment practices for students with disabilities and was voted one of the top 10 special educators of the millennium. Read the brochure here.

Sibshops - Brothers & Sisters of People with Special Needs: Unique Concerns, Unique Opportunities

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 9:00am - Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 3:30pm
New Westminster
This is a two-day event consisting of two separate full-day workshops. To register and for more information about the Sibshops program READ THE BROCHURE HERE.

Supporting People in their Struggle with Substance Abuse

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 8:30am - 3:30pm
Langley
The Upper Fraser Valley Crisis Response Committee presents "Supporting People in their Struggle with Substance Use." Join the Chilliwack Society for Community Living to learn about substance use in the Community Living sector and what we can do about it. This is an Information Session along with a Q & A Forum. Special Guest Speakers are:

Beyond Retention: Helping the New Employee Shine on the Job - Denise Bissonnette

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Vancouver
The BC Association for Community Living’s Employment Initiative is proud to host Denise Bissonnette for a full day session on June 17th, 2010 in Vancouver. In an attempt to cut costs for participants, we have scheduled the event to fall on the day before the BCACL Annual General Meeting.
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