KELOWNA: Info on Personal Safety / Sexual Health – Nov. 12th

Not sure what resources are out there for Personal Safety or Sexual Health for individuals with disabilities?

Check out the attached info, circulated through Families In Touch.  If you know anyone who might be interested, help spread the word!

Good day,
I am developing a parent education course on Personal Safety and Sexual health education. I am interested in talking with parents and hearing what their needs are.
  I am hosting an information session on November 12 at Okanagan College.  Thank you for distributing this information,

Disclaimer: The Families In Touch network information is shared as a public service and provided… “as is” without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.


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WEBINAR: Financial Info – RDSP & Disability Tax Credit

Feel lost with financial details, like the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and Disability Tax Credit?Questions?

Help is on the way!  Join the Family Support Institute in partnership with FS Financial Strategies for this webinar on November 2nd from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Speakers Angela Clancy and Ron Davies will shed some light on these two topics!


Feel free to share this info!  More details at the link below:

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KELOWNA: October Family Forum Meeting RSVP – Oct. 21st

Please RSVP to Linda by 4 PM today (Friday, Oct. 21st) if you plan to go!

Hi Everyone.

Upcoming Family Forum event on Monday, Oct. 24th at 6:30pm. We  have two Self-Advocates sharing what they are working on both here in Kelowna and in BC.

Please RSVP to if you are coming. 

Save the date!

The next meeting will be be November 28th with Terri-Lynn Kent, 6:30pm at #140-1060 Manhattan drive.

Terry has over 16 years of clinical experience in health care, working closely with individuals, couples and families living with the challenges associated with stress and chronic illness. 

Lena Charlton

NEW RDSP and Disability Tax Credit Program

Questions?There are new ways you can get connected with help to set up your RDSP and Disability Tax Credit!

Check out the info in this DABC bulletin:

Dear Community Partner,

Please see attached a community update about a new program at DABC to help people with the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and the RDSP. We’re working with Plan Institute and BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society to help people open an RDSP.

Best regards,  Jane Dyson


Is this info helpful?  Let us know in the comments!

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Cold and Flu season is here!  The best way to stay healthy is to wash your hands – click here for Interior Health’s tips to stop the spread of germs:  16-10-18-ih-hand-washing

Also, if you qualify for a flu shot, the Interior Health flu clinics start the week of November 1st.  Check out this page to find a clinic – thanks to Margaret Milsom for this resource:

You can also click here to read FLU FAQ:  16-10-18-flu-faq-visitors

UBC OKANAGAN: Family Governance Workshop – Oct. 27-29th

Check out the Family Governance workshop being offered at UBCO!  Thanks to Assunta Rosal (MSW, RSW) for passing on this info.  See below.

My name is Assunta Rosal, I am a parent of a young adult with Intellectual Disabilities who is transitioning out of the school system (SD #23) and into adulthood.  I am also a recent graduate of the UBC Okanagan Masters of Social Work program.  

I am on a committee that has organized a Family Governance conference at UBC Okanagan.  This is a model of service delivery that works towards increased flexibility. This conference is directed at parents looking for supports for their young adult children that are more innovative inclusive, client-centred and family supported and/or self-advocates who want to have more input into shaping their lives. I have attached the program agenda for your perusal. We want to get the word out to parents and self- advocates through out our region. Please feel free to share this with any of your contacts!

The conference costs $50.00 (this covers refreshments and lunch).  There is a speaker on the evening of the 27th who is a parent/advocate with 20 years’ experience in Family Governance – this part of the program is paid for by CLBC Community Councils South & North Okanagan and is free to parents.

Planning on going?  Leave us a comment!

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October is RDSP Awareness Month!

Yesterdays newsNot only is October “COMMUNITY LIVING MONTH” – is it also RDSP Awareness Month!

Check out new features on the Plan Institute of BC website celebrating this amazing resource – click here.

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