MyBooklet BC Training Sessions…

Hey everyone, check out this free online training offered by the Family Support Institute:

Family Support Institute of BC is inviting you to join us for the myBooklet BC zoom session presented by Lydia Kang – the creator of myBooklet BC.  Lydia will introduce and showcase the exciting myBooklet BC updates and upgrades coming soon.

If you want to learn how to create a personalized “All About Me booklet” for/with individuals with diverse abilities and their families, this session is for you!

Details of the zoom sessions: If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Kang via email lkang@fsibc.com or call 604-862-6807.

There are two options available: Monday, Jun 29, 2020 07:00PM– 9:00PM and Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 10:00AM– 12:00PM.

Plan Institute workshops and resources!

Hey everyone, in case you missed their email – Plan Institute continues to offer their workshops online, including:

  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning (Thursdays, at a variety of times);
  • Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Levels 1 and 2 (offered monthly);
  • Personal Support Network Facilitation – 6-week online course (Sep 14 to Oct 25, or Nov 2 to Dec 13)

They are also collaborating with PLAN to offer Staying Socially Connected during the COVID-19 pandemic from May 26 to June 23. The webinars which have already aired are available here.

Did you know that friends, family members, people with disabilities, or support workers can call Plan Institute anytime to talk about:

  • the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP);
  • estate planning;
  • advocacy approaches;
  • the Disability Tax Credit;
  • government benefit programs;
  • social network building;
  • NEW: how to stay socially connected during COVID-19

Their toll-free Disability Planning Helpline is 1-844-311-7526.

Online caregiver group with DDMHS

Hey everyone, a big thanks to our friends at COPCS for the following resource:

Are you a Caregiver and Feeling Anxious? Online Group Chat with Anne!

These can be scary times! Are you a parent or support worker caring for a person with an intellectual disability and would like to talk about your worries? Using our smartphones or computers, we’ll all “Zoom” (talk together) about anxiety and supporting ourselves and someone else during these Covid times.

When: Wednesday mornings at 10:00—11:00 on May 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2020.

To join: Email Anne at anne.halas@fraserhealth.ca for referral and instructions.

Hosted by: Anne Halas, Training Facilitator with Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services.

Free webinar TODAY: Community Living in Isolation

Hey everyone, there is a free webinar later today called “Community Living in Isolation: Responding to COVID-19.” You can check out details and register here.

This webinar is presented in partnership with CLBC and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA). Panelists will be considering what Community Living looks like in a pandemic, when access to community is limited, and also discussing how the Community Living and housing sectors are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Free online training with posAbilities: LINK! Safety, Relationships, Sexuality

Hey everyone, posAbilities is offering free Zoom-hosted online sessions called LINK! Safety, Relationships, Sexuality from June 2 to July 2.

Along with two mandatory sessions for all participants, sessions available include:

  • Different Types of Touch and Trusted People
  • Self-Care
  • Gender and Identity
  • Relationships and Decision Making
  • Online Safety and Pornography
  • Dating and Break-Ups
  • Thinking about Sex (Determining “Readiness”, Types of Sexual Activity)
  • Safer Sex (STIs and Contraception)

Check out their poster (PDF link below) for more information and details on how to register!

Coping….

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Hi Everyone:

Sue C (one of our team in the Kootenays – thanks Sue!) passed along this resource opportunity for anyone who’s experiencing anxiety with regard to this set of circumstances that we’re all going through. If you know anyone who is struggling, this might be a great opportunity. It’s free and online so most people should be able to participate.

Check it out here.

Stay safe!