Hey everyone, here is a link sent around by COPCS for a really neat website – it is free to use for the people we support, and offers a way to pursue lifelong learning from community peers and mentors. Check it out!
Here is a great bit of info about a new resource available in Kelowna! Thanks, COPCS, for sending this around.
Connections group therapeutic rec resource
Connections are group activities offered multiple times each week for neurodiverse adults. The intent of Connections is to offer a wide assortment of fun, free, safe and age-appropriate educational events and activities that incorporate life-skill development, positive socialization, social interaction, special interest education, and therapeutic recreation.
Attending Connections, people can expect:
- to get connected to like-minded, friendly, and pro-social peers in the community,
- be part of a fun, safe, and inclusive space,
- access activities otherwise unobtainable as a result of financial barriers,
- to have education on important special interest topics,
- to be involve in direct and indirect life-skill development.
Activities include, but not are not limited to: art projects, coffee socials, hikes, hockey games, group cooking, and educational workshops on topics that interest the group
Please see link below for further information and registration:
BC’s Affordable Housing Conference is taking place in Richmond this month – check out the link below and share with others who may be interested! Thanks to COPCS for passing this along.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is one of the most prevalent brain-based disabilities in our society. There is a growing need for caregivers to acquire increased knowledge and practical skills to support children, adults and families living with FASD. This workshop will propose 5 pillars for success when supporting individuals with FASD. These include a focus on Strengths, Healthy Relationships, Promoting FASD Self Awareness, Adaptations Strategies and Team Based Support. Participants will transfer newfound knowledge about FASD into practical and meaningful ways to try differently not harder in their support of individuals, families and communities affected by FASD.
Our neighbors up the road here in Kelowna have a Drama Club, and they are putting on a play based on the Wizard of Oz! Come check it out next week, October 26th, if you are in the area.
There are workshops being offered in communities around the Province on Trauma Informed Practise – check it out!
Join Pathways on Friday, October 13th, for their Annual Community Living BBQ from 12 PM – 2 PM! See PDF invitation, attached. RSVP by this Friday!
Come out and celebrate our Heroes of Diversability on Thusrday, October 12th, from 5 PM – 7 PM with Pathways Abilities Society! See attached poster, and pass along to anyone who may be interested in attending.
Support and networking for Home Share Providers