DCCN – Sexual Health with Dave Symington
Disabled Community Connection Network (DCCN) is a monthly communication and information group for people of all ages (16+) with any disability. This group is hosted by the North Shore Disability Resource Centre. This group is facilitated by and for people with disabilities.
The next group is October 18th, 4:00PM – 6:00PM.To facilitate accessible transit requirements the meeting will be held at PeerNet BC, #408-602 West Hastings, Vancouver. PeerNetBC is an accessible space, please let us know of any other accessibility requirements you might have in advance of the meeting.
The session will focus on the topic of, “Sexual Health.” This session will feature Dave Symington, he has had a disability (C5-6 quadriplegic) since a diving accident in 1975. He has been involved in disability advocacy, program and service development, and community integration for almost 40 years. He has worked extensively in the post-secondary education system as a special education coordinator, service provider, policy driver, and awareness and team builder. Dave co-founded the Vancouver Adapted Music Society with Sam Sullivan some 30 years ago. He sits on numerous boards and committees and is very active in sexual health advocacy, music, sailing, and travel.
Space is limited, so REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Please contact Lauren:L.Stinson@nsdrc.org or call 604-904-4088 to register.
Snacks are provided. If you require ASL Interpretation please let us know at least 2 weeks before the meeting. The space is wheelchair accessible; if you require other accommodations please let us know by contacting Lauren.
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Congratulations Kayla! The theme of this year’s poster contest was “Barriers – how they affect me and how I get around them”.
All of the entries were wonderful, and the judges had another hard time trying to choose among such great work. Kayla’s bright and energetic painting definitely captured the Judge’s attention. Visit our Poster Contest page to see all the entries!
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When you have a disability whether it is visible or invisible your opportunities to network and find employment might be influenced by whether you can leave your home, have internet and phone access or access to transportation. One way to build your network is to consider volunteering your time in the community.
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In 2016, the NSDRC Association and Foundation Boards began a housing engagement project called Options for Us – Housing for People with Disabilities on the North Shore with the goal of asking a range of people with disabilities and their families and caregivers about the current housing situation, and what would work better.
The report can be viewed as a PDF here: Final Report on Options for Us Engagements
Check out our list of housing for families, adults and seniors with disabilities in the Resource Guide
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