CELA Program at the Library

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Hi all:

This was sent to us via Margaret Milsom from Annette from the Okanagan Regional Library:

My name is Annette and I work with the Okanagan Regional Library System and we would like to let your clients know of a new service that the library offers free of charge through CELA – the Centre for Equitable Library Access.  This is a service for print disabled library customers.  Basically what it entails is that someone interested in joining CELA is set up with a print disabled library card then are registered with CELA through us and they can have books, magazines and other material sent to their home, computer or electronic device free of charge.

If you would like to learn more about the CELA service you can look at the website here

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October is Community Living Month! Open Houses, Come See Us!

Come hang out with us! For Kelowna folk, we’re having an open house on October 9; For Kootenay folk, we’re hoping to see you during the week of October 20- 23.We are hosting some networking and support events in the West and East Kootenays that will include an introduction to Mandt non-violent crisis intervention training (thanks Vern R) and information about the healthy and safety program at Community Connections Support Services (thanks Viv P).

It will be a great opportunity to connect with everyone for support, networking and to celebrate what we do, for all the information on dates, etc., please check out the poster. See you soon!

Kelowna: Monday, October 6, 2014 another opportunity to see Dr. Schalock! (Updated)

Hey everyone:

Just letting you know that there is another opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Robert Schalock, he is going to be at CLBC (CPD office) update: Kelowna Library Branch (1380 Ellis Street Kelowna, BC – North/South Meeting Room) between 6: 30 and 8 PM on October 6, 2014.

Dr. Schalock’s bio: Dr. Robert Schalock is an expert in the area of Quality of Life. He has been involved in the field of intellectual disabilities for 40 years. He is a Professor Emeritus of Hastings College in Nebraska where he chaired the Psychology Department and directed Cognitive behavior research from 1967 to 2000. He is widely published and an international speaker and consultant in the areas of quality of life, program development and service delivery systems.

Please see the attached poster for all the details.

Kelowna: CYSN Info Fair for families Sept 12, 2014

Hi all:

This FREE event is an opportunity for families of children &
youth with special needs to connect in a relaxed social
environment and to obtain information about the various
resources available to them in the community. NEW this year
will be live entertainment and an opportunity to try out a
variety of different recreational activities.

Please see the attached poster for all the info: 2014 family invitation