October is Personal Planning Month - Are You Prepared?

During the month of October NIDUS is offering free webinars at host locations around the province as well as the option to watch on your own device at home. Topics include Representation Agreements, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Wills and Estates. For more information download the following: pdf Are you Prepared? For End-of-Life? For Incapacity? For your Future? (278 KB)

David Hingesburger 2017 Conference: Respectful Support

3-Days!  September 26th to 28th, 2017 at the Coast Discovery Inn, Campbell River BC.   Day 3 includes a half-day session for self-advocates: Just Say Know - Protecting Yourself from Abuse.

Only $50 per person per day (lunch and refreshments included)  Who should attend?  Direct care staff; home share providers; anyone who supports someone with a developmental disability; and self-advocates for the day 3 afternoon session.

Find out more by downloading the pdf registration package (264 KB) and pdf form (157 KB) .  Don't wait this conference is filling up fast!

My Self Advocacy Adventure in Australia

BreeSelfAdvocateNetArticlePhotoOur own Bree Robertson is in the news again!  Bree's story about her trip to Australia is now online on the Self Advocate Net website.  Check out Bree's story and interesting articles by others at the Self Advocate Net website.  This is a great website created by self-advocates with DiversAbilities for self-advocates and their supporters worldwide.

Ready for the Future

Bree Anna and DrewA few years ago Terry Robertson, our Vela Facilitator in the north, presented her family’s Microboard story at an Aging Conference in Prince George. Afterwards, she was asked to write a story for a book CLBC was developing on Aging.

Terry wrote her family’s story, how they have tried to guarantee some longevity and consistency into the future for her children Bree-Anna and Drew. Terry and her husband, Gord, knew both of their kids would need support when they were no longer here. The article in the CLBC newsletter is a part of that story - Ready for the Future: How one family found peace of mind, through early, careful planning.
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