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Subject: April 20 - 2010 Reach Parent Network weekly Newsletter
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April 20th  10 REACH Parent Network Weekly Newsletter

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•1.    Help a parent! Need to know something? Want to contact other parents? This is YOUR space...

•·        CLBC  This policy orients staff to the emphasis on employment and provides general guidance for integrating it into their work. 

Download the Policy

•·        CLBC Request for Service Policy (March 2010)
This policy describes how requests for service are recorded and how decisions are made about their priority order for funding. 

Request for Service Policy (126KB pdf)Information for Families on Requests for Service (141KB pdf)

•·        Any parents have experience with either the Son-Rise program (Autism Treatment Center) or Biomedical treatments? Reply to who will forward.

•·        Hello everyone - A reminder that our third meeting of the Vancouver Eastside Transition Group will be on Monday April 19, 2010, at our East Hastings location. Susan McCalla from Health Services for Community Living (HSCL) will be our guest speaker for the evening. She will be talking to us about various Health Care services that are available for People with Disabilities, including nursing, rehabilitation (physio and occupational therapies), nutrition and dental hygiene. Come and find out more about HSCL, and meet other parents/family/friends facing similar challenges, over some coffee and snack. Location  :  Network of Inner City Community Services, #309 - 877 East Hastings, time:  Monday April 19, 2010 6:30 - 8:30pm

•·        Now this is good - do check it out: The power of sharing life narratives | 1000 Voices While a lot of research is conducted in the field of disability using statistics and other medicalised forms of data, we rarely hear about the experiences of people who live with disability. Through the 1000 Voices project we hope to remedy this situation by collecting and displaying 1000 life stories from people with disability from around the world. With this collection of stories we hope to:
- Open eyes and ears to the diverse lived experiences of people with disability
- Provide opportunities for people with disability to have their own voice in determining how their lives are seen and heard; and
- Make sure that your voices become part of ongoing research, service, and policy development activity in Australia and beyond.We encourage people with disabilities and their families to tell their stories through this website between 2009-2011. You can tell your story using whatever multimedia or written format that suits you - the more creative the better! Please help us to build awareness of disability and promote change through this international project. Share your story. 

•·        FSI: We are pleased to announce changes to the Support Worker Central website. These changes will make it easier to match support workers to your job postings. Please select "view my job postings" and then select the "edit" tool to the right of your job posting to edit your job posting information on the new form. You can also create a new job posting by selecting "create a job posting". 

When you select "search for a support worker" you may find more support workers who match your job posting. Please see our updated "frequently asked questions" on the home page for information on the three ways you can search for support workers: search for a support worker from your job posting, edit match criteria and search again, and quick search. You can make use of the Family Message Board to communicate with families across the province to share information or support worker hours. If you need help activating your account please let us know. Please help us get the word out about Support Worker Central to support workers in your community. If you have any questions, please contact us at: . Thank-you for your support!

2.  Reach Child and Youth Development Society 

2.a Reach News :

•§  Reach on Facebook and Twitter: Reach Facebook link > . Reach Twitter link > We will soon be distributing some guidelines for Reach social media. If you have any  comments questions or concerns please send them to me  at ext.337 or at

•§  Positive Parenting: The basics and beyond An interactive approach to creating a positive, supportive atmosphere for your family interactions. You will learn : Positive strategies for dealing with difficult  behaviour, how to diffuse power struggles, offer appropriate choices, be consistent, provide consequences, model appropriate behaviour and much more! Surrey Conference Centre, 400 - 140th Street Surrey Room #4,  6:30pm -  9:00pm, May 9th and 26th, Cost : $20.00 per person For more information and to register please call: Pam Collins. 604.946.6622 Ext. 341 . Coffee and water will be provided - please bring your own nut free lunch or snacks!.

•§  Make & Take Visual Supports. CANCELLED

•§  Sharing the Autism Diagnosis! Sharing the Autism diagnosis with our child can by scary. What will they think?  How will they react?  When is the right time?  What is the right age? What do we say?  Who should do it? Who else do we tell, when and why? Come and learn how you can positively share this information with your child so they can feel great about themselves and learn to become their own advocates! EIBI Boardroom Room,  #3- 3800 72nd Street Delta, 6:30pm - 8:30pm , May 27th , 2010, Cost:  $20 per person. For more information and to register please call: Pam Collins. 604.946.6622 Ext. 341 Coffee and water will be provided - please bring your own nut free snacks!


•·        For autistic kids, iDevices are life changers - The Globe and Mail

•·        ACT's 6th Annual Focus on B.C. Research 
In Celebration of April - Autism Awareness Month! Special Rate when Registering for All Three Days! Registration Form (.pdf)

•·        The Medical Science of Autism: Autism and the Immune System, Novel Therapies and Treatment Options. Featuring Dr. Vijendra. Singh, Ph.D., Neuroscientist Biomedical Researcher Date: May 8 2010, 6pm Location UBC.  Tickets from: 

•·        Linda Kane ( and Sylvia Funk ( , ICAN Certified Neurodevelopmentalists will be conducting their evaluations in Courtney on May 17th & 18th.  If anyone is interested, email 

•·        Rainbowland Autism Services: Rainbow Day FRIDAY 30TH APRIL 2010

•· : Check out this link above for updates to the government website, including assessment, funding processes and  information about HST (on the task bar to the right).


•·        ADHD Linked To Interaction Of Genetics And Psychology

•·  ADHD in children and youth : April 27th, 2010 , Location:  Cascade Community Church, 35190 Delair Road, Abbotsford, BC , Time:  6:30 to 9:30 pm , RSVP:  Kula Zervos at 604-854-3309 or by e-mail


5. Community Living BC  ,  Ministry of Children and Family Development & Ministry of Housing and Social Development

•·        CLBC  This policy orients staff to the emphasis on employment and provides general guidance for integrating it into their work. 

Download the Policy

•·        CLBC Request for Service Policy (March 2010)
This policy describes how requests for service are recorded and how decisions are made about their priority order for funding. 

Request for Service Policy (126KB pdf)Information for Families on Requests for Service Alberni Valley: Funding restored for local high-needs children

6. Education

•·        DELTA 2010/11 Budget Recommendations 

7. Medical

•·        AnxietyBCTM | Anxiety BC. Online resource providing self-help information, community programs and workshops in British Columbia, resources for parents

•·        Full Day Workshops - Managing Your Child's Anxiety. Sign up soon seating is limited: Prince George - Managing Your Child's Anxiety May 01, 2010; Victoria - Managing Your Child's Anxiety May 15, 2010. For more information or to register on line go here.

•·        The Surrey & Vancouver FASD Collaboration Roundtables are pleased to announce: The 3rd Annual F.A.S.D. FORUM  "Creating Change" FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2010 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23RD, 2010, 9:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. Douglas College, New Westminster Campus, We are now accepting a call for abstracts (1-2 hour presentations), requests for table displays and poster presentations. Please send abstracts or other requests to John Gotowiec

•·        The Teen Brain : Under Construction Date: October 14th, 2010. Venue: Cascade Community Church, 35190 Delair Road , Abbotsford  Time: 9:00-4:00 pm Cost: $150.00. After October 1st, the cost will be $180.00 For more information, please contact Kula Zervos at (604) 854-3309 or email

8. Policy

•·        CLBC  This policy orients staff to the emphasis on employment and provides general guidance for integrating it into their work. 

Download the Policy.

•·        CLBC Request for Service Policy (March 2010)
This policy describes how requests for service are recorded and how decisions are made about their priority order for funding. 

Request for Service Policy     Information for Families on Requests for Service

9. Workshops & Training

•·        Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Workshops March 25, 2010 - May 12, 2010 · Vancouver

•·        Chronic Pain Self Management Program  April 8, 2010 - May 13, 2010 · Vancouver

•·        Delightful Decade Dance - Mission Self Advocates  April 23, 2010 · Mission

•·  To celebrate the North Shore's Youth Week in May, ASPIRES would like to invite youth and families to attend the Purple Banana Club's 2nd Annual Pool Party.  Please find attached a poster of the fun-filled event that is organized, run and for youth with Asperger Syndrome and High-functioning Autism.  Support these 7 wonderful committed teens in their effort to create social opportunities for their peers.  Space is limited to register now.  Questions?  Email Stella at

•·  The BC Association for Community Living's Employment Initiative is proud to host Denise Bissonette for a full day session on June 17th, 2010 in Vancouver. As you may know, Denise Bissonette is a well known speaker/author/facilitator who has written many books on supported employment, including many on the topic of non-traditional job development. In an attempt to cut costs for participants, we have scheduled the event to fall on the day before the BCACL AGM. Scholarships may be available. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information and registration in the near future.  Please forward to all interested parties. Laurelee Olszowiec, BCACL, 604-777-9100 ext. 506 |

•·  A free resource fair held in Vancouver later this month will put you in direct contact with Metro Vancouver's biggest and most useful providers of services for people with disabilities. The Abilities Expo is held at Roundhouse Community Centre, at the corner of Davie & Pacific, from 12:30 - 4:30pm on Wednesday, April 21. It provides the resources, information and personal contacts to enable a person with disabilities to live a full and inclusive life. Come along and talk to the experts about accessories, advocacy, assistive devices, children, clothing, equipment, employment, housing, leisure, recreation, rehab services, sport, technology, training, transit, theatre . . . and more. In addition there will be movies, live music, arts and crafts, refreshments and demonstrations/presentations galore. For more information, see the pdf listing all participants, here. The Roundhouse is fully accessible. There is underground pay parking available, and the venue is across the road from the fully accessible Yaletown-Roundhouse SkyTrain station. (See map here.) The day is organized by ConnecTra, which is one of the Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation societies. No need to RSVP. For more information, contact Steve Street:

•·  604-688-6464 ext. 115ACT: Taking the Stress Out of Mealtimes - Tackling Feeding Issues in Children with Autism Presented byLauren Binnendyk, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Coast Behaviour Analysts - Vancouver 

Thursday, April 22, 2010 
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Simon Fraser University - Harbour Centre Campus
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. To view the information about the main event click here for details. Please note the Special Rate when you register for all 3 days.

Click here for Registration Form > 

Click here for Details page >

•·  Family Focus, CACL and BCAL Conference 2010  October 20 -22nd This will be a great conference for families.

•·  .Family Leadership 2010 | PLAN Institute for Caring Citizenship . "Family Leadership Training" April 25 - 30th,

•·  See All ACT Upcoming Events

Register now for Early Bird Rates!

•·         ACT Online Videos provide viewers with presentations by specialists on important aspects of autism treatment without the expense and inconvenience of leaving their home communities.  > See ACT's Online Videos

•·        Sunny Hill Leisure Fair is happening is May 6th in the Sunny Hill Gym from 6:30-8:30 p.m. More details to follow.

•·        Step Ahead provides individualized, quality, scientifically proven treatment based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Upcoming Workshops : May 15, 2010  Building Cooperation and Motivation to Learn, May 29, 2010  Manding: Creating and Capturing Opportunities to Teach Communication, June 12, 2010 Teaching Language and Play in the Natural Environment , June 26, 2010  Professionalism and Interpersonal Skills for Behaviour Interventionists . This is a small group workshop and open to 12 participants only. Early registration is recommended.  If you are registering for all 4 workshops, please apply 25% discount . Register Online:

 10. Seasonal

•·        Vipond Classic Golf Tournament

•·        SUMMER CAMPS:

•o   Asperger syndrome summer camp programs at Eureka Camp in BC Canada ... asperger syndrome and invisibly challenged children and adolescents are provided an interesting, safe and fun environment where they can explore situations ...

•o   Therapeutic Summer Camp that will take place in Vancouver from  July 19th to August 12th. More details:

•o   The Recreation Integration Victoria Summer Services Guide is out for 2010!

•o   Zajac Ranch Camp schedule

•o   British Columbia Easter Seals Camps  The 2010 Camping Season Dates are now onlineJust a reminder that camp application forms available from today Tuesday April 6th.  Applications need to be printed and the original hard copy forms get mailed or delivered to the Vancouver Head Office. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Registration is not considered until all the forms are fully filled out (including the Medical form and voluntary donation form). If you have any questions please get in touch with us!  

•o   Surry: Registration for Summer Day Camps and One-to-One Support (for children ages 6-12) is starting early this year! Please visit  , call our call centre at 604-501-5100, or visit any Surrey Parks, Recreation and Culture facility to register. Register early!  Space is limited! To register for one-to-one support for a child 6-12 yrs: Step 1: First register in a Surrey Parks, Recreation & Culture summer day camp and ensure the day camp runs Mon-Fri from 9:00am-3:00pm. Step 2: When parents register for the day camp, they must also register for weekly one-to-one support that matches the dates of the camp.

•·        Complex Child: April Edition:Pulmonology

•·        101 Ways to Make Friends Welcome to the April "101 Friends" e-newsletter

•·        Challenger Baseball: It's now Springtime and that means BASEBALL!   Opening day will be Saturday, 
April 10th. Our game schedule is the same as last year, Saturday mornings 
at 11:00 and Tuesday evenings at 6:00 o'clock.  Games are once again at 
Mackin Yard (Brunette and King Edward).  Registration fees are also the same 
this year - $65.  We will be taking registration and sizing for uniforms 
before the game on the 10th, so try to come a little early. For returning 
players, please try your jersey and pants on before Opening Day to see if 
you've grown and require a larger size.  If they still fit, wear your 
uniforms on Opening Day. Coach John

(home - 604-939-9146, work - 604-939-2210) Whalley: ChallengerDivision Player Agent:Melissa Rook-Green phone 604.597.5630.

11. Other

•·        Win $50,000 cash! Only 30,000 tickets printed. Click for details

•·        Craniosacral therapy  

•·        BCACL Please check out our new website....same address.

•·        Careersin Community Living

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