DCCN – Disability and Parenthood

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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 June 20th, 4:00PM – 6:00PM. NOTE NEW LOCATION: 3158 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver BC, the North Shore Disability Resource Centre Association’s offices. You can get there by bus, sea-bus and car.

The topic for the session will be on “Disability and Parenthood”

Gary Birch and Rachel Goddyn will be our speakers. Their bios is below:

Gary Birch was appointed Director of Research and Development at the Neil Squire Society in 1988 and then in 1994 was appointed Executive Director. Dr. Birch earned his B.A. Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1983, and in 1988 received a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering (Biomedical Signal Processing), both from the University of British Columbia. His specific areas of expertise are assistive technologies, direct brain-computer interface, digital signal processing, human-machine interface systems and service delivery programs for persons with disabilities.

Rachel Goddyn is a family services consultant for Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion. Her job is to help families find and access the supports and services they need to help a loved one with a developmental disability thrive. She is an active cyclist and hiker and has a special interest in helping people with disabilities enjoy exercise and outdoor recreation. Her passion for her work was ignited by her son Leslie. Leslie who is now 36 has a rare disability and, with support, lives a full, meaningful life.

Please contact Lauren: L.Stinson@nsdrc.org or call 604-904-4088 to register. Snacks are provided. The space is wheelchair accessible; if you require other accommodations please let us know by contacting Lauren. ASL is provided! Space is limited, so REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Snacks are provided!

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