Great News!

Hey everybody, Happy New Year to one and all.

As we head in to a brand new year, it’s a perfect time to think about all the positive things happening in our communities – and here is a great example for a couple of the gentlemen we support!

Howard has a talent for taking amazing pictures, and for Christmas he turned his photos into a photography calendar.

Check out Howard (right) showcasing his work.

Way to go Howard!

Landon has great sewing skills, and he has been putting them to use making coin purses, pouches, and bags for gifts and for sale.

Check out Landon’s handiwork (below).

Awesome job Landon!

Special thanks to Landon, Howard, and Reasha for sharing this Great News with all of us.

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FREE Online Course! – Communication Assistants

FREE online course – see below!

Hi Everyone,

I just found out about this free online course that is being offered to train Communication Assistants. This is a great opportunity!

This is for anyone who assists a person with a speech and language disability when communicating in the community.

 

The course is particularly useful for personal support workers, attendants, communication disorder assistants, direct service professionals, family members,
disability advocates, and students in a disability area.

Register at this link:  http://www.cdacanada.com/assistants/

Anyone can take this course. It starts in January. Registration closes January 8, 2018.

Regards,

Tara Commandeur, M.Sc.(A), RSLP (C)

CAYA- Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults

Penticton Office, Interior Health Authority

www.cayabc.org

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Happy Holidays!

From all of us at Community Connections, thank you so much for a wonderful year – we are looking forward to a 2018 full of great things!

Have a happy and healthy holiday season!

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RESOURCE: Books on Tape/Audio or Braille

Hi everyone, thanks to COPCS for passing around the info below – super that this is available!

NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS offers books the way you want them: in braille or audio formats, mailed to your door for free, or instantly downloadable.  

Please see link below to apply for service:

DABC Help Sheets Translated into 5 Languages

More great information from the DABC has been made more accessible to more people!

Dear Community Partner,

We have had two of our Help Sheets translated into five languages. The Help Sheets are:

 –  Help Sheet #14: Registered Disability Savings Plan and the Disability Tax Credit
Help Sheet #16: Guide to Filing Income Taxes for People Receiving PWD/PPMB

For more information, please see the attached Community Update.

Best regards,

Val Stapleton, Membership Outreach Coordinator
Jane Dyson, Executive Director

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SPOTLIGHT: Videos! Check out some great stories.

Check out some great stories!

 From FamilyWORKs:

 Chantal’s story –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0osXHlM5WKA

 Kurtis’s story – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG9x3Hvr4dQ

 Danielle’s story – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpP-zVSEIBs

 Patrick’s story – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XisOyzf_iXY

 From MentorAbility:

 Hannah’s story (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pkm23f6wU0

 Emily’s Story (2017)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR3hLwAxU5Q

 From Rotary@Work Video:

 (long version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzJPMN25xJY

 (short version)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcapd_mJNgQ

  From partnership with CES about Collaboration:

(Produced in 2016)

For some examples of successful CLBC and WorkBC collaboration, please check out these links to videos from

 Kamloops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9xAoiWYYqM&feature=youtu.be

 Campbell River https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg6iE2KSfNQ&feature=youtu.beand

 Powell River: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZfACesF8ic&feature=youtu.be

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