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From December 1-3, we're celebrating the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Film festivals will be held in 5 locations across BC. Stay tuned for details!

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.

Our new report shows the continued systemic use of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. Read more.

Exploring the Many Sides of Mental Health: Courtenay

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Exploring the Many Sides of Mental Health

Hosted by: Autism Society of BC
Date: October 18th, 2018 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: Child Development Centre, 237 3rd Avenue, Courtenay (Click for map)
Registration: Free but required (also accepts drop-ins)

Join us for 'Exploring the Many Sides of Mental Health', part of our educational series supporting the launch of our transition planning program - Launch into Life!

This 3hr workshops will examine the two sides of a family coin as sometimes the challenges and pressures of typical family life are magnified or multiplied by the additional stresses and obstacles of caring for a child living with a disability. The session will examine parental and youth mental health through a lens of lived disability and offer proactive and evidence-based practices that can increase mental health outcomes for your family, and, yourself as parent, guardian, or caregiver.

For more information please email Teresa, Regional Coordinator Vancouver Island at teveritt@autismbc.ca