Hey everyone, check out this special edition of the Laurel posAbilities Newsletter — and keep an eye out for Roy’s experiences with our community support on page 2! Way to go, guys!
With the holiday season nearly upon us, many turn to shopping for presents and checking out what is new in stores.
While this can get stressful, Denise, Dave, Doreen and Samantha took a break from the frenzy to have a spot of fun – check out their video!
Thanks for sharing with us, guys!
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
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!
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.