Category Archives: Check it out

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:

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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SPOTLIGHT: New Resource in Kelowna!

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

WEBINAR: Future Planning Tips – Sep. 28th

Webinar: Future planning tips for people with disabilities and those who support them
Thursday, Sept 28, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST

If you have a disability or support a person who does, you can join a free webinar on September 28, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (EST)/ 10:00 am -11:30 am (PST) to learn how planning for a good life can lead to achieving greater peace of mind about the present.

Brendon Pooran, Founder and principal lawyer, PooranLaw Professional Corporation; Ted Kuntz, Chair, Board of Directors of Plan Institute; and Tom O’Dwyer, Lead tax advisor, Ability Tax and Trust Advisors will share their experiences and professional insights from their work in this area.

This webinar is hosted by Plan Institute and Prosper Canada and will benefit persons living with disabilities, their family members, caregivers, and service providers.
*Currently serving residents in British Columbia and Ontario

Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7302403562414971139?mc_cid=c0b645e594&mc_eid=a84f4a9b9f

SPOTLIGHT: City of Kelowna – Community for All (Survey)

Hey everybody!  The City of Kelowna is asking for help from the public to prioritize accessibility improvements to parks – take the survey below to participate in this project.

Good afternoon,

The assessment of our City parks has now been completed, and we are working on compiling the data. To help us prioritize improvement efforts in the future, please take a few moments to answer a quick survey found at the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/communityforall

If you are having issues with the survey, or need help filling it in please email me and I will have a summer student give you a call. Please forward the survey on to anyone who identifies with any of the following groups:

Senior

Caregiver of a baby/toddler

Deaf or hard of hearing

Blind or visually impaired

Person with a cognitive disability

Person with a mobility disability

Thank you for your time,

Lindsay Clement, MBCSLA, CSLA
Park and Landscape Planner | City of Kelowna
250-469-8563 | LClement@kelowna.ca

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