Last Meeting of the Season – Saturday June 1st at 10:30am

The last meeting of the Transition Group for the current season will be on Saturday June 1st at 10:30am. We will be gathering at the Vancouver Resource Society’s site 2006 West 10th to celebrate those youths graduating from high school. We will also be sharing information on summer activities. Details to follow.

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Next Meeting is May 1st at 6:30pm

Transition Parent group Meeting – Wednesday May 1st  at 6:30pm.   Kaslo  DDA location (3455 Kaslo)

Topic – Wills, trusts and other related issues

An opportunity to get (FREE!!) advice from one of the leaders in this field, and hopefully, finally deal with some of those fears we have regarding our children’s future

We are so lucky to have Ken Kramer of KML Law come and talk to our families about Wills and Trusts. Ken in addition to running a law firm has been on many boards regarding seniors, and people with disabilities and has been at the forefront in Choices for Support in Independent Living (CSIL) advocacy.  Ken also has lots of info on Power of Attorney and Representation Agreements. Check out his website….. a great source www.kmklaw.net

Date and Time: Wednesday May 1st 6.30 pm

Location: DDA ‘s Kaslo location

3455 Kaslo Street (entre thru parking lot)

Lots of parking in their lot

 

 

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Next Meeting is on Saturday 26th January at 10:30am

In conjunction with posAbilities and BACI, the next Meeting of the Transition Group is a Housing Workshop on Saturday January 26th at 10:30am. We have an exciting panel of experts on Housing for people with Disabilities, in particular, Home Sharing, which can take many forms.

When: Saturday, January 26th, 10:30am – 1pm

Where: Vancouver Resource Society, 2006 West 10th Ave, Vancouver. Enter through car park in the back of the building.

Lunch will be included and youth care is also available (please put in request)

Please RSVP transitionparents@gmail.com to confirm your space by Wednesday, January the 23rd, as spaces for this workshop are limited. 

 

 

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2 Important Dates : Dec 5th and Dec 8th

The Vancouver School Board Transition fair….One stop shopping for all issues related to transition and onward – Agencies for Adult Services, Employment, Social and Recreational Programs, Housing, Government Agencies, Post Secondary Programs and many more. Our Transition Group will be there so come and say Hello. We can help guide you to the info you need.

Wednesday December 5th\

Eric Hamber Secondary School

5025 Willow St (Cafeteria)

4.00pm – 7.00pm

 

IMPORTANT CHANGE : Our Parent Transition Group has moved its original meeting date due to the VSB event above. It is now on Saturday December 8th at our Kaslo meeting location. As previously advertised this hands on event is a great chance for you to create a personalized booklet for your youth/adult.

Saturday December 8th

DDA Kaslo location

3455 Kaslo Street

10.30 am – 1.00pm

 

 

 

 

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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
with.

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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