Author Archives: Aaron

About Aaron

Director of Research, Training and Development, Spectrum Society for Community Living. As well as being responsible for in-house training and research on best practices in the field of helping people with disabilities organize their supports, I support self advocacy groups, contract to provide training and workshops to other agencies and groups and facilitate inclusive research groups. I am the author/illustrator of three books, co-editor of a new anthology for 2012, and co-editor of Spectrum Press. My passion is creating networks of best practice leaders in our field to share person-centred alternatives in how people with disabilities can be facilitated to live lives where their gifts are necessary components in their communities. I am currently half way through a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary studies, focusing on Equity and Adult Education, and particularly on how people with intellectual disabilities may be supported in participatory leadership groups.

You’re invited: Lunch and Learn with Lori and Aaron – Your Questions about Mental Health

Lunch and Learn with Lori and Aaron – Your Questions about Mental Health When: 11:30 – 1:30, Friday Dec. 16th 11:30 – 1:30, Friday January 20th 11:30 – 1:30, Friday February 17th Where: our boardroom at 3231 Kingsway (or our … Continue reading

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Next Chapter Book Club in Vancouver

We are members of the Next Chapter Book Club in Vancouver. We thought you would be interested in hearing about what we are reading and doing these days. We meet every Thursday evening from 6:30-8pm at the coffee house The … Continue reading

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Social Media Citizenship “Please leave your cell phone on!” Connected and Included: why it matters

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Originally posted on 101 Ways to Make Friends:
Always one of our favourite presentations and such a pleasure to work with Doug Tennant who brings so much to our field.  Here are some photos of participants creating little models of social…

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Are You Foolish Enough To Use Innovative Methods? by Christina Merkley

“Cause work is hard enough without truly being valued for who you are and what you can offer.” Christian Merkley Some of us in our loosely knit facilitation network have spent the last year taking various courses with Christina, starting … Continue reading

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Linda Perry talking about individualized supports and funding in our Community Conversations series

Each month we’ve been hosting a speaker on a topic of interest to families, folks we support and our team members and communities that we’re part of. Please feel free to share this invitation with others. This month we have … Continue reading

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Danny Harris – Do Talk to Strangers…

Thanks Rebecca, for finding this video and sharing it 🙂  

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Originally posted on Cincibility:
The other day, this article on the Huffington Post went viral, at least within my circle of friends.  Candice wrote about it as well here.  There were lots of mothers, especially, imploring people to read it.  And one friend…

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