Great News!

Hey everybody, Happy New Year to one and all.

As we head in to a brand new year, it’s a perfect time to think about all the positive things happening in our communities – and here is a great example for a couple of the gentlemen we support!

Howard has a talent for taking amazing pictures, and for Christmas he turned his photos into a photography calendar.

Check out Howard (right) showcasing his work.

Way to go Howard!

Landon has great sewing skills, and he has been putting them to use making coin purses, pouches, and bags for gifts and for sale.

Check out Landon’s handiwork (below).

Awesome job Landon!

Special thanks to Landon, Howard, and Reasha for sharing this Great News with all of us.

FREE Online Course! – Communication Assistants

FREE online course – see below!

Hi Everyone,

I just found out about this free online course that is being offered to train Communication Assistants. This is a great opportunity!

This is for anyone who assists a person with a speech and language disability when communicating in the community.


The course is particularly useful for personal support workers, attendants, communication disorder assistants, direct service professionals, family members,
disability advocates, and students in a disability area.

Register at this link:

Anyone can take this course. It starts in January. Registration closes January 8, 2018.


Tara Commandeur, M.Sc.(A), RSLP (C)

CAYA- Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults

Penticton Office, Interior Health Authority