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NSDRC Workshops and Events

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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Where Does My Disability Fit In? – Workshop

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A workshop open to all individuals living with disabilities. An authentic conversation of how disabilities plays in our lives. Refreshments will be served. It is accessible. Please let us know if there are further accommodations that are required.

When: Wednesday June 19th, 2019 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: NSDRC Boardroom 3158 Mountain Highway
RSVP: By Monday June 17th, 2019 by contacting Dan Rayherat D.Rayher@nsdrc.org or 604-985-5371
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Friday – Car Washing by Donation

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Come support NSDRC’s Supportive Transition Adult Group Education (STAGE) Program by cleaning your car!

When: Friday, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: 1547 Welch Street North Vancouver
Cost: By Donation
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Birdhouses for Sale

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Birdhouses for Sale
What: Birdhouses and Bird feeders
When: Pop up Shop – Friday’s 10:00am – 2:00pm In Store Monday’s to Friday’s 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: 1547 Welch Street, North Vancouver
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FREE Adaptive Yoga Program

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North Shore Disability Centre is offering a FREE supportive and welcoming Yoga program for anyone that has mobility concerns. It is run by Toni van der Marel a great adaptive yoga teacher and a wonderful ally to the disabled community. Drop-ins are welcome.

Where: 940 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver
Time: January 24th – June 20th. Thursdays 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

For more information please call 604 987 5820.
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Community Workshops and Events

BACI’s BBQ!

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Love a great BBQ? Enjoy great music, free food and entertainment — from mask-making and face painting to mendhi artists and other surprises. Everyone is welcome to this superhero-themed event!

When: Friday, June 21, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, for the main event of the Summer — BACI’s Annual BBQ!
Where: Creek Centre at 2702 Norland Avenue in Burnaby, and Please note that there will be no parking on site, except for people with wheelchairs. Shuttle busses will run from the 8 Rinks parking lot.


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Becoming a Board Member – Free Webinar

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FREE WEBINAR: JOINING A BOARD OF DIRECTORS: WHAT ARE YOU GETTING YOURSELF INTO?

Are you thinking about joining a board of directors, or perhaps have newly joined a non-profit board? If so, you won’t want to miss our upcoming free webinar!

Topic: Joining a Board of Directors: What are you getting yourself into?

Date: Thursday, June 20 at 1pm ET / 10am PT (webinar is one hour in length)

Audience: This webinar will be of interest to anyone who is considering joining a nonprofit or charity board of directors, or those who have newly joined a board. You may also want to listen to Matt’s podcast episode on this topic, prior to joining the webinar.

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Self-Advocate Net is an on-line community for the voice of Self Advocate leaders across BC

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It is a place to have a voice, break down stereotypes and encourage positive change in our communities.
Change starts with sharing what is important to you!
Self Advocate Net publishes 8 new stories per month. We pay $100 for each story selected.

We are looking for 250-350 word stories with a strong message about:
• Examples of inclusion and being a full citizen in your community
• Rights and having Choice and Control in your life
• What Self Advocacy means to you
• Ways you or your Self Advocacy group are leaders in your community

If we approve more than 8 stories in any given month. We will let the author(s) know their story will be held and published the following month.Each Author can have a maximum of 4 stories per year published. You can have other stories published for free (not paid) if you are at your limit. Priority will be given to those who have not yet been published on Self Advocate Net. Need to send your story idea to this page in order to be notified. If your story idea is approved for publication, we will email you. Also to send a photo to go with your story.

**Please note we only support stories from Self-Advocates who live in British Columbia, Canada.
Link: https://selfadvocatenet.com/submit-your-story2/


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Plan Institute to Host Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Information Session

If you have a disability and are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit, you should know about the RDSP. Free information sessions about RDSPs are being offered by Plan Institute. There will be a tele-seminar, which can be attended via phone or computer, on the evening of November 27 as well as an in-house session on the morning of December 4 (located in Vancouver).

More information and registration instructions found here: planinstitute.ca/registered-disability-savings-plan/


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TRACKING EXCLUSION: BCEdAccess’ Exclusion Incident Report Form supported by Inclusion BC

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Exclusion of students with special needs and/or disabilities is a notable problem in BC K-12 schools.

Some aspects of this issue were addressed and documented last year in a survey conducted by BCCPAC. See the results of this survey here: Students Denied a Full Day At School – Summary Report: Click Here…

Students with special needs and or/disabilities are being excluded from school in a variety of ways. Some of these include:
– Being asked to stay home
– Being sent home
– Being dropped off late and/or picked up early by bussing services
– Being excluded from field trips
– Being excluded from typical learning activities – sent to resource room or sensory/isolation room

Please fill out this survey as frequently as is necessary.
Incident Report Form: Click Here…

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Inclusion BC’s advocates provide information, advice, referrals and advocacy. This includes helping families successfully navigate the education system when issues arise, and ensuring that they are informed of their rights and options. Our advocacy services are provided free of charge.

Contact our advocates:
(toll free) 1-844-488-4321
(email) advocacy@inclusionbc.org


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