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Subject: Jan 5-2010 Parent Network Weekly Newsletter
: 2010-01-05 08:56:24
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January 5th 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....

  • Parent at Kingsway and Edmond in Burnaby needs to find a BI for just 2 days which are Tuesdays and Thursdays for 3 - 5:30pm at child care centre or at home. Contact  who will forward
  • Do you want your children to be knowledgeable and respectful of all religions? The Surrey Neighbouring Faiths Program offers child-friendly visits to different religious gathering places in Surrey. The next session starts February 21, 2010. For more information and to register, visit or contact David Dalley, Program Coordinator at or (604) 502-8661
  • Chinese Autism Parent Support Group meeting is on this Saturday Jan 9th at BACI (Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion) Office 7716 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby near Metrotown from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. This month we have Ying Z. who is one of our parent with 2 ASD children. She is a hard working parent and would like to share her parental experience as well as financial concerns. Ying works for one of the largest mutual fund companies in Canada and can discuss your concerns on mutual funds, RESP and RDSP. She is not in a sales position and will not provide advice on your personal portfolio. Please send your questions to me if it needs to be researched ahead of time. Thank you Ying for volunteering the time to the community and sharing her experience.  Our group is in partnership with Kids Up Front which provides family team members with children under 18 some limited last minutes free tickets to sport, theatre, concert,  The group is also in partnership with Strathcona Community Centre every Friday night from 7:30pm to 9pm for gym/social evenings. If you are interested to know further details regarding the above please contact  


2.  Reach Child and Youth Development Society 

2.a Reach News :

 2.b Reach Workshops  (Childcare is available upon request)

  • New Reach ABA program...Due to changes to services for children and youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families, the Reach Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI) Program has been adapted. See Reach ABA Program page

3. Autism


  • ADHD News is a support community for ADHD with message boards, blogs, free newsletters and articles to help your child.

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

  • On January 31, 2010 a new regulatory amendment will take effect expanding the current Community Living BC (CLBC) eligibility criteria. The change creates a new set of criteria and focuses on a different group of adults with support needs. The Personalized Supports Initiative (PSI) uses a comprehensive approach that assesses issues of significant limitations in adaptive functioning. Adults with both significant limitations in adaptive functioning and either a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or a diagnosis of a Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, will be eligible to receive services through CLBC through the PSI. For more information, please see the following documents: Personalized Supports Initiative Assessment Fact Sheet (34KB pdf)  Questions and Answers (132KB pdf)
  • Ministry of health: A Caregiver is a person who provides support and care to family or friends of any age who are physically or mentally challenged. Enter Site . This site provides a range of resources that offer practical assistance as well as personal supports for caregivers and care recipients. For any questions, ideas or feedback about the Caregivers Journey Website please contact:

6. Education

  • No one disadvantaged by inclusion of special-needs students ...
  • Inclusive Education Awards - Nomination Deadline . To highlight National Inclusive Education Week and to bring attention to the many positive examples of inclusive classrooms across the country, the Canadian Association for Community Living has created a national certificate of recognition to be given to those who have made positive contributions to inclusive education in their province or territory. The deadline for nominations is January 15, 2010. Click here for more information about the awards, including nomination criteria and indicators of successful inclusion. For past winners, click here.

7. Medical

8. Policy

9. Workshops & Training

  • > 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

10. Seasonal

 11. Other

  • For people with intellectual disabilities. How has paid employment changed your life? Tell PNGI your story and you could win an Itouch or a digital camera. The Provincial Networking Group Inc. (PNGI) is an organization that provides employment support and training in Terrace, BC. and consulting and training around the Province.  We will be publishing a book in the spring to share with people from all over BC. 
If you would like to submit your story, or if you have any questions or need help to tell your story, you can contact Chris Arnold 1-800-644-3441 or Meaghan Feduck  604-723- 8251  . Here's how it works: 

1) You can submit your story by email, fax, mail, or even over the telephone. You can ask for help from someone you know, or you can call us for help to get your story down on paper.

2) The last day to submit your story is January 21st.  You should get your story in soon!

         3) If you know someone else who has a story you can forward this email to your friends, spread the word!

Reach posts a variety of material in this newsletter for the information of our readers only. Reach neither endorses nor condemns this material. We urge readers to consider this information with a critical eye and to form their own opinions about its validity or applicability to their situation.

Si Stainton for

Reach Child and Youth Development Society , Tel: 604-946-6622, ext 359, . Formerly known as the Delta Association for Child Development

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