Next Meeting of the Transition Group Saturday November 3rd, 2018

The next meeting of the Transition Group will be on Saturday November 3rd at 10:30am. We will meet at our westside location at VRS (Vancouver Resource Society), located at 2006 West 10th Avenue in Vancouver.

The topic will be “Employment and Skills Development for People with Disabilities”

See you there.  Yuko and Liz

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First Meeting of the Season is October 3rd

The new season of the Vancouver Parents Transition Group will start with a meeting on Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 at 6:30pm at our Eastside venue located at 3455 Kaslo Street,  DDA Kaslo hub. We will be covering the Transition timeline for those new to the process. And for those already in Transition, it is a chance to bring your personal issues for discussion. Liz and I will both be there to welcome everyone, old friends and new. See you then.

DDA Kaslo hub at 3455 Kaslo Street, Vancouver

Wednesday October 3rd at 6:30pm


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Last Meeting of the season for the Transition Group / June 2nd at 10:30am

Hoping to see you at our last meeting of the year. Our special guest
for this meeting is Lydia Kang who is the Planning Booklet
Co-ordinator for the Family Support Institute of BC. Lydia will talk
about the booklet that she has created and how it can be used for your
individual. The idea of the booklet is to give a “snapshot”
introduction about your son/daughter – for eg their likes/dislikes,
what is important, how best to support, abilities/skills etc, using
pictures, illustrations and bullet points. It can then be used, for
example, to give to support workers or agencies that you might connect

After a brief introduction about the booklet, we hope to have a
‘hands on’ session where family members (and their youth if attending)
can be guided to fill out individualized booklets. These can be used
in a variety of ways both for exploring and expanding your knowledge
and as a great tool for talking about your child to others

We are also available to share knowledge regarding summer options at this meeting.

As always, we are so glad to be able to hold the meetings at VRS.
Families are encouraged to bring their youth, who can sit in on the
meeting or ‘hang out’ with each other.

We end with a pizza lunch which gives families, who are our most
important resource, a chance to mingle and share.  Please RSVP so we
can order enough food and please let us know if you are bringing a
youth that is graduating this year so we can celebrate together.

Date and Time Saturday June 2nd at 10:30am
Location 2006 West 10th Avenue (The Vancouver Resource Society building)
enter thru’ car park at the back of the building

See you there!
Yuko and Liz

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Next Meeting is on Wednesday May 2nd at 6:30pm

At the next meeting on Wednesday May 2nd, we are very pleased to have Jia Li from the Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities (STADD) team come and talk to us about her role as “navigator” for the Transition Process. STADD is a Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction initiative which provides transition support to youth age 16 to 24 with developmental disabilities. It has been in operation for almost 5 years in a lot of communities in BC, and Jia started last year in Vancouver in October 2017. The “Transition Process” is ongoing for most of our young adults, so the subject content will be relevant for those over 24 as well.

We will also cover “After Graduation” with Terry Schenkel from Developmental Disabilibities (DDA) giving information on community inclusion, employment and social programs at DDA.

Come and learn something new, share ideas and meet other parents/caregivers. .

Date and Time :  Wednesday May 2nd at 6:30pm

Location           :  Developmental Disabilities Assn, Kaslo hub

3455 Kaslo Street (enter thru’ the car park at the back of the building)


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Next Meeting is on Saturday April 14th at 10:30am

April 14th meeting for the Vancouver Parent Transition Group

Hoping to see you at our next meeting which will focus on the topic of
“Health Services and Healthy Living for people with Disabilities.

Location 2006 West 10th Avenue (The Vancouver Resource Society’s building)
enter thru’ the car park at the back of the building
Hope to see you there!
Yuko and Liz
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Next Meeting is on Saturday March 3rd at 10:30am

The next meeting of the Transition Group will be on Saturday morning at 10:30am on March 3rd at our Eastside location at the Developmental Disabilities Assn Kaslo hub,  3455 Kaslo Street in Vancouver. This is a CHANGE from our usual time of Wednesday evening.

The topic is “technology for people with disabilities”.  Hope to see you there!


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See you in 2018

Next Meeting of our Transition Group will be on Saturday January 27th 2018, at 10:30am.  We will meet at Vancouver Resource Society at 2006 West 10th in Vancouver, and the topic will be “Money Matters for people with disabilities” Details to follow in the new year.


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