GO4KIDDS online survey

Great Outcomes for Kids Impacted by Severe Developmental Disabilities (GO4KIDDS) is seeking parents/caregivers of Canadian children and youth aged 10 to 16 years with severe developmental disabilities to participate in an anonymous survey. The survey is intended to identify needs and access to healthcare and other services.

GO4KIDDS is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Bright Futures for Children with Disabilities initiative.

The GO4KIDDS Health Care and Service System Utilization Survey includes 3 parts, each taking approximately 30-60 minutes to complete. The 3 parts can be completed at different times. Participants will be eligible to receive an honorarium of $50.00 after completing all 3 parts of the survey. The survey asks questions about parents/caregivers and family, the child’s behaviour, disability and services received or required, and feelings about the rewarding and challenging aspects of parenting a child with disabilities.

For more information, please visit http://www.go4kidds.ca
The survey can be found at http://www.surveymk.com/s/gohealth1


BCCPD's new meditation resources

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BCCPD’s Wellness & Disability Initiative/AIDS & Disability Action Program is delighted to announce two new resources featuring well-known Vancouver meditation instructor, Deborah Prieur. Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction and Self Care is a video introduction and Guided Meditation on the Breath and Body Sensations is an audio guided meditation.

We are excited to offer this compelling and accessible introduction to Mindfulness meditation and welcome your feedback (email wdi@bccpd.bc.ca).  Access these resources through the links above or visit BCCPD’s YouTube channel for our complete collection of videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBCCPD.





Advocacy Conference in Prince Rupert

The Prince Rupert Self Advocacy Group will be hosting its 14th Self Advocacy Conference from Oct 23, 2012 to Oct 25, 2012.

This year’s theme is Futures on the Horizon. The Prince Rupert Self Advocacy Group says that many of today’s people who have a developmental disability have fought for the same rights that we all share. They want to have the same things in life we all love. Just like a sunset or sunrise their futures are on the horizon, where instead of seeing an individual with a disability we see Tom that hard working guy, or Samantha who loves to paint. One day we will just see people without labels, without prejudice without faults.

Guest Speakers will be talking about employment and what it means to your business, your family and your community. Tickets will be $175.00 this includes full conference a dinner and dance. Conference tickets $65.00 per day without the dinner and dance. Snacks will be provided at all breaks.

For more information and to register for the event, please contact Fairview Management Services at: (250) 627-4748. Please RSVP by Oct 2, 2012.