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What is a Representation Agreement and Why is it Important?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

What is a Representation Agreement and Why is it Important?

Hosted by: Delta Community Living Society
Date: October 13th, 2018 10:30AM - 12:00noon
Location: DCLS Resource Centre, 4917 Delta Street, Delta (Click for map)
Registration Fee: $5 for guests, $20 for professionals (Register online)

October is Community Living Month - Delta Community Living Society is pleased to offer a series of workshops specifically for families with a relative with autism or a developmental disability. These workshops will focus on some of the important things to consider for your loved one as you plan for the future.

This workshop is for families who have a relative with autism or a developmental disability who would like to find out more about the Representation Agreement.

What is a Representation Agreement and Why is it Important?
Once a child with a developmental disability becomes as adult at age 19, parents no longer have the legal authority to make decisions on their behalf. A Representation Agreement is a legal document for personal planning in British Columbia. It is a way to authorize your personal supporters to help you manage your affairs or make decisions on your behalf if you need assistance due to illness, injury or disability. This 2 hour workshop will introduce families to what the Representation Agreement is, where to find helpful resources on-line and how to help your adult relative complete an agreement

If you would like more information on this workshop contact Si Stainton, Family Services Manager at 604-952-6490 or sstainton@dcls.ca.