Spectrum’s 101 Friends Personal Support Networks project is excited to once again host David Pitonyak in Vancouver. A question that often comes up in our workshops is how people who have challenging behaviours can make friends – there’s lots of evidence that they can, and David tells the best stories about it! He’s one of the leaders that we’ve learned a lot from over the last decade or so, and as we’ve gotten to know him better we’ve been even more inspired in our quest for person-centredness and never saying never… this is one of two workshops during this week in September. Attend one, or both. Please forward this to those you think might be interested in this opportunity.
Beyond “Behaviours”: Supporting Competence, Confidence and Well-Being
Difficult behaviours result from unmet needs. This workshop examines seven quality of life indicators that are often missing in the life of a person who experiences our services. Based on the idea from Jean Clarke that a person’s needs are best met by people whose needs are met, this day-long workshop examines strategies for supporting not only an individual who experiences disabilities but also the needs of his or her caregivers.
9 – 4:30, Sept 30th, 2010
Vancouver Unitarian Church at 949 West 49th Avenue
$100.00 including lunch. To register, email@example.com or 604-323-1433
To learn more about David’s work and Imagine check out his site: http://www.dimagine.com
|About Spectrum’s Personal Support Networks Project, 101 Friends: Beginning 3 years ago with a small six month CLBC grant and a vision of supporting folks with disabilities to expand and deepen their connections in their communities, we’ve become increasingly passionate about the potential of those we support to not only join more fully in their communities, but provide leadership and enrichment. We’ve facilitated groups from Nashville TN to Ft St John, meeting staff, self-advocates and families.||
|Visit our website www.101friends.ca Sign up for and/or contribute to our provincial e-newsletter! If you’d like to host a workshop for a community group, agency or self-advocates’ group, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org|