David Hingesburger 2017 Conference: Respectful Support

3-Days!  September 26th to 28th, 2017 at the Coast Discovery Inn, Campbell River BC.   Day 3 includes a half-day session for self-advocates: Just Say Know - Protecting Yourself from Abuse.

Only $50 per person per day (lunch and refreshments included)  Who should attend?  Direct care staff; home share providers; anyone who supports someone with a developmental disability; and self-advocates for the day 3 afternoon session.

Find out more by downloading the pdf registration package (264 KB) and pdf form (157 KB) .  Don't wait this conference is filling up fast!

My Self Advocacy Adventure in Australia

BreeSelfAdvocateNetArticlePhotoOur own Bree Robertson is in the news again!  Bree's story about her trip to Australia is now online on the Self Advocate Net website.  Check out Bree's story and interesting articles by others at the Self Advocate Net website.  This is a great website created by self-advocates with DiversAbilities for self-advocates and their supporters worldwide.

Ready for the Future

Bree Anna and DrewA few years ago Terry Robertson, our Vela Facilitator in the north, presented her family’s Microboard story at an Aging Conference in Prince George. Afterwards, she was asked to write a story for a book CLBC was developing on Aging.

Terry wrote her family’s story, how they have tried to guarantee some longevity and consistency into the future for her children Bree-Anna and Drew. Terry and her husband, Gord, knew both of their kids would need support when they were no longer here. The article in the CLBC newsletter is a part of that story - Ready for the Future: How one family found peace of mind, through early, careful planning.

Conversations that Matter - New Videos Available

Conversations That Matter SmallCheck out new video content on Conversations That Matter.  Membership to the video library is only $20/year!!

  • Safe Support: Non-Coercive Alternatives to Restraint - Ruth Siegfried And Kim Love
  • What is ABA? - Amythest Schaber
Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift are working on the following videos that can also be used as training tools for your staff:
  • Mentoring: A Vital Aspect of Training Direct Support Workers - Sheldon Schwitek
  • What are Some Good Therapies for Autistic Individuals? - Amythest Schaber - Ask an Autistic
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