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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.

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Info Session

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.

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

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
North Vancouver
NVSD & WVSD in partnership with SHADE Consulting presents: Beyond the Birds and Bees Sexuality & Your Child With Differing Abilities   Date: Wednesday, April 6th 7-9:00 pm Location: Leo Marshall Curriculum Centre, 810 West 21st Street, North Vancouver  

Securing the Future: Personal Planning for Families

Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Burnaby
Two days of practical and relevant information to help you plan effectively for the future of someone with a developmental disability.   Time: 10 am - 3 pm for both sessions Location: Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion, 2702 Norland Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5B 3A6 (corner of Douglas and Norland)   Session 1: Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Story Telling Workshop With David Roche and Marlena Blavin

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 10:00am - 8:30pm
Vancouver
Storytelling workshops for Self Advocates and families Learn storytelling skills to boost your advocacy efforts!  

Customized Employment Comes to Kamloops

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 8:30am - Friday, April 29, 2011 - 4:30pm
Kamloops
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
Richmond
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.
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