Families living in the Okanagan are invited to attend a series of FREE virtual sessions. Learn ways to strengthen your advocacy and access resources to help build a good life for your loved one with a disability. Join other families in sharing knowledge and developing community support.
- Cost: FREE
- When: from January 19th-22nd, 2021
- Where: Virtual Zoom sessions
- Who: Families living in the Okanagan who support a loved one with an intellectual disability.
- Registration: Register here for all sessions. After you register you will receive one Zoom link that you can use for every session. You will be registering for all 8 events; this is a series that is meant to be taken together. We understand families are busy so if there are times you cannot attend, just attend the ones you can. Scholarships are available (see bottom of page). Please register by January 10, 2021.
Rights, Processes, and Advocacy
Jan 19 | 4:30-6:30PM
Learn about what your rights are, how to excercise them, and how to advocate for yourself and your family member.
Hopes, Dreams, and Planning
Develop planning tools that will help support your vision of inclusion.
Jan 20 | 6:00PM-7:30PM
Learn from families and self-advocates about how they are making choices and managing their own lives.
Jan 21 | 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Jan 21 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Directed by Dan Habib, INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate. With facilitated conversation after the film.
Provincial and Local Resources
Jan 22 | 9:30-11:00AM
Learn what resources are available and how to access them.
Resilience and Self-care
Jan 23 | 10:00-11:00AM
Learn ways to increase resilience and self-care for yourself and your family.
Jan 20 & 22 12:00PM – 12:45PM
Learn about great things happening in the Okanagan.
Inclusion BC is able to offer some scholarships for childcare or other types of support to facilitate families’ participation. Please submit an application here.
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