RESOURCES FROM THE GUELPH SPRING CONFERENCE, 2005:
CREATIVE SUPPORTS FOR VULNERABLE CITIZENS

A conference on this theme was organized by Guelph Services for the Autistic on April 29, 2005.
More than 180 people joined in a full and rich program that opened with a keynote address by John Lord on “Creative Supports that Work: Values, Principles and Processes.”  Then there were four parallel workshops:

Judith Snow on “Building Supports with Individuals”
Barbara Leavitt on “From Housing to Creating My Home”
Peggy Hutchison on “Building Meaningful Supports for Work and Recreation Experiences”
Marlyn Shervill, Alice Quinlan and Michelle Friesen on “How Families and Communities Can Make Creative Options Work: The Windsor-Essex Experience”
Throughout the day there were many displays by organizations from all over southern Ontario.
Several creative initiatives were featured in the early afternoon session.
John Lord gathered up the day’s ideas and strategies in a final plenary session, so that we could all “go home with awareness.”

We believe it is vital to build on what was learned at the Guelph conference. Many people noted that the scope of the conference was exactly what they needed. There was a heavy demand for places at the conference:  if there had been space, we could have registered twice as many participants. Many were interested in more than one workshop topic, and wished there could have been time to take part in two or more instead of just one. We've heard from people all over Ontario who were unable to attend on April 29, but want to be kept informed of resources coming out of the conference.



Conference sessions were recorded and resources are now available in two forms--a summary videotape and a printed book of all the presentations.

1. Creative Supports for Vulnerable Citizens:
videotape summary of highlights
49 minutes (summarized from more than 5 hours), VHS format, professionally recorded and edited:
*    John Lord’s keynote address:
“Creative Supports That Work: Values, Principles and Processes”
*    Workshops by:
Judith Snow on “Building Supports with Individuals”
Barbara Leavitt on “From Housing to Creating My Home”
Peggy Hutchison on “Building Meaningful Supports for Work and Recreation Experiences”
Marlyn Shervill, Alice Quinlan and Michelle Friesen on “How Families and Communities
Can Make Creative Options Work: The Windsor-Essex Experience”

*    Reflections—a lunch-hour rap session with all these speakers.

$25 plus $10 if postage and packing required
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2. Creative Supports for Vulnerable Citizens: Papers from the Guelph Spring Conference, April 2005
An 80-page book containing edited text with illustrations of the conference presentations, with:
*    John Lord’s keynote address, “Creative Support That Work: Values, Principles and Processes”,
*    Workshops by Judith Snow, Barbara Leavitt, Peggy Hutchison and the Windsor Trio (see above),
*    Summaries of the displays and presentations of creative initiatives
*    John Lord’s concluding session “Going Home with Awareness”

$15 plus $5 if p&p required.
 

Special Combo offer: Video and book together: $50 including postage and packing.
  
a) Please email gbloomfi@uoguelph.ca with your intention to order or any questions.

If you wish to order several copies of video and book at the same time, please ask us by email for special postage and packing rates.

b) Mail cheque and completed order form, with cheque made payable to “
Guelph Services for the Autistic,” to:
Guelph Services for the Autistic
16 Caribou Crescent

Guelph, ON, N1E 1C9  
 
ORDER FORM: CREATIVE SUPPORTS RESOURCES
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....Copies of the Creative Supports book at $15 plus $5 if postage and packing required.
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