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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.

A Conversation for Siblings of People with Disabilities

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Vancouver

A Conversation for Siblings of People with Disabilities

Hosted by: PLAN
Date: April 27th, 2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: Creekside Community Recreation Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver (Not far from Science World)
Admission: Free but registration is required

Our parents created the Inclusion movement. For the past 40 years, parents have been charting a new path supporting and caring for our brothers and sisters with disabilities. They fought hard so our siblings could live their lives as active citizens in the community, attend classes at school with their peers, find employment and have equal rights and opportunities - like their fellow Canadians.

It is hard to imagine life without our parents. Once our parents are no longer there, siblings have a new role in the lives of our brothers and sisters with disabilities. What does that role look like? What do we need to succeed?

Meet Helen and Paul: Paul, his sister Helen and her husband, all live together in Ottawa. Paul is a person with Down syndrome, and after their parents both passed away, their lives changed completely. Over the past two years, Helen has stepped into the role of being Paul's caregiver. What she is learning has been surprising, challenging and rewarding!

You may have heard parts of their story in the Failure Report that Helen wrote, her interview on CBC, or some of Helen's other recent pieces.

Helen is coming to Vancouver in April. Together we want to talk about what it's like to be the adult sibling of someone with a disability when parents are no longer able to provide support and care.

For more information please contact PLAN at 604-439-9566