THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT OFCP, 1630 LAWRENCE AVE,
**AD HOC GATHERING of people
interested in influencing the new government about disability supports
Meeting sponsored by the Individualized Funding
Coalition for Ontario:
Some questions that will be explored include:
1. What kind of framework and set of values will
the major players likely agree on?
2. How do we see individualized funding and related
supports fitting with the more traditional service system?
3. What would make sense to ask for from a new
government to insure that individualized support and funding can be significantly
4. What strategies do we want to pursue?
who should do them?
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
It doesn't cost more to have a better life.
Make Individualized Funding an option in Ontario!
Share this poster produced by the Family Alliance
A new essay by John Lord in the series, Periodic
Updates from the Individualized Funding Coalition of Ontario. "Understanding
Individualized Support: The Power of Independent Planning and Facilitation."
Funding: The Time is Now!"
February 20 to 22, 2004 at the Inn on the Park
The goals are:
- To develop an action plan for implementing IF
in Ontario; and
- To develop strategies for building the capacity
of families & communities for citizenship & IF.
Key stakeholders from all parts of the province
are invited to think carefully about who needs to be invited in order to
create and train a diverse, energetic and motivated leadership team. Please
contact Judith Snow. Phone: 416-538-9344 or Fax: 416-516-1691
Read the new article Reflections
on Friendship by David and Faye Wetherow.
"What steps can we take
to invite and support real friendships for our sons and daughters who live
with disabilities? We sometimes see other children moving along in
a sea of friendship, and we see our children struggling with isolation.
The natural ebb and flow of play, enjoyment
and affection may seem
out of reach, and we worry about the possibility of a life-long pattern
of separateness. What can we do?....."
This article was first published
on the Apraxia-Kids
October 9, 7:30 pm, in Waterloo
Waterloo Chapter of ASO meeting, with guest speaker
Karen Klee on
Sexuality and Adolescents
with Developmental Needs
No charge. 115 University Ave E. (KW Habilitation)
Lifetime Networks: Autumn Workshop series
Four Saturdays mornings, in Kitchener
Planning a Good Life Now
Oct. 25: Planning financial security
Nov. 1: Planning a home of one's own
Nov. 8: Planning for after we’re gone
Nov.15: Planning with our disabled children (capacity
assessment, powers of attorney, and supported decision-making.
Click on heading for more details or phone 519-746-1188
or email email@example.com
Philia’s 2003 Symposium,
“Beyond Interventionist and Laissez-
Faire Policies: An Inspiration
for Society,” will be presented from October 17 to 19 in Quebec.
Amidst the beauty of the eastern townships at the peak of autumn splendour,
come and explore in a thoughtful, leisurely and inspirational manner the
creation a new definition of citizenship influenced by the disability sector.
For more information, visit http://agora.qc.ca/philia
Disability Tax Committee
Seeks Your Input
The Technical Advisory Committee on Tax Measures
for Persons with Disabilities was appointed in April 2003 to address issues
related to Canadian tax measures benefiting persons with disabilities.
The committee has put out a call for input from both organizations representing
persons with disabilities and individuals. A full
description of the committee’s mandate and the
issues on which it invites feedback are available at http://www.disabilitytax.ca
Comments can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or faxed to 613-943-5597. Deadline has been extended to 31 October 2003.
October 21 until November 21, 2003, in Toronto
ARTIST ALERT: Abilities
Festival: A Celebration of Disability Arts and Culture
Abilities Festival is offering as its inaugural
event "Connections," a month-long visual art exhibition and sale. It will
run at the Carrier Gallery, which is housed in the Columbus Centre, 901
Lawrence Avenue, at the corner of Dufferin Street in Toronto. The gallery
is open to the public every day and all are invited. The Canadian Abilities
Foundation, on behalf of Abilities Festival, invited artists with disabilities
to submit their work for consideration to this juried exhibition and sale.
For further information, please visit the website
or phone 966-0393.
December 10 - 13, 2003, in Chicago, Illinois
2003 Annual TASH Conference
The TASH Conference is the conference to attend
to learn about the most progressive policy and practice issues affecting
people with disabilities, their families, support providers, and advocates.
Participants can choose from a menu of over 450 sessions showcasing the
most progressive thinking, practices, and research in the areas of Young
Adult and Adult Services and Supports, Inclusive Quality Education across
the Lifespan, Ethics, Values and Rights, and more!
for details To
Family Net column in which questions about special
needs in the Ontario education system are answered.