Jul
23
Tue
Audrey Cole – Supported Decision Making as an Alternative to Guardianship @ The Gathering Place
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Audrey Cole - Supported Decision Making as an Alternative to Guardianship @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

This month we will host another learning and sharing event along the theme of Recognizing Capacity. Join us on Tuesday July 23rd for an evening with Audrey Cole to discuss Supported Decision Making as an alternative to Guardianship. Currently, if someone is found to lack the capacity to understand complex legal decisions, they can be appointed a Guardian who then makes ALL decisions on their behalf. As a mother, a life long advocate, and a clear voice on the rights of all, Audrey will help us explore the everyday, far reaching, life-long implications of having one’s legal capacity transferred to another and discover more about alternative, less severe and more supportive arrangements for assisting people to be as fully involved as possible in the decisions that shape their lives.
Registration and refreshments from 6.30pm. Speaker begins at 7pm in The Gathering Place.
Audrey Cole is an activist, educator and lecturer with deep roots in the Community Living movement. The birth of her son Ian energized her interests in human rights, values and ethics, the social well-being of disadvantaged people and the social roles and responsibilities of voluntary associations. Known for her expertise on guardianship legislation and supported decision making and her work on genetic discrimination, she has written and spoken on these matters nationally and internationally. She was a member of the Ontario Attorney General’s Interim Advisory Committee on Substitute Decisions. In 1997, she was invested in the Order of Ontario in recognition of her activism on behalf of people with disabilities.

See and share the flyer here!

Aug
9
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bio-Medical Study Group is a group of family and community members who find it inspiring, helpful, and personally rewarding to talk with each other about our own experiences and share new information all about optimal health, balance and well-being. We think about wellness in terms of food and nutrition, making sure sensory needs are met, figuring out mindful and conscious approaches, or looking at what recent research can tell us about medications, seizures, digestive issues and more.

Our conversation focuses on the whole person and how people may respond with more or less sensitivity to their environment, including diet and nutrition, brain coherence, sensory integration issues, the calmness or agitation of those around them, and more.

The group has been meeting monthly for over a year and is open and welcomes new participants! We meet at The Gathering Place (20-850 King St. W, Oshawa), the second Friday of each month at 10am.  Please RSVP your attendance to jklees@dafrs.com so that we can plan a successful morning.

Aug
14
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Thinking About Housing for a Loved One with a Disability?

Imagining Home is a group of like-minded people delving into finding and creating “home” for a loved one with a disability. This group has been meeting monthly as part of an MCSS funded pilot project.

Interested in coming out? New members are welcome! Get in touch with Erin prior to a meeting so she can catch you up so you get the most out of the meetings.

Aug
26
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most of Funding - Study Group @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Have you completed one of the Making the Most of Funding series here at DAFRS? If so, you are welcome to join the study group happening once a month. This time will be spent delving more deeply into some of the topics covered in the series. If there is something you wanted to work through, an idea, an interest, an opportunity – this is the place to get some feedback and support to do so!

Give Laura a call or email if you’d like to know more, or to RSVP!

Sep
11
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Thinking About Housing for a Loved One with a Disability?

Imagining Home is a group of like-minded people delving into finding and creating “home” for a loved one with a disability. This group has been meeting monthly as part of an MCSS funded pilot project.

Interested in coming out? New members are welcome! Get in touch with Erin prior to a meeting so she can catch you up so you get the most out of the meetings.

Sep
13
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bio-Medical Study Group is a group of family and community members who find it inspiring, helpful, and personally rewarding to talk with each other about our own experiences and share new information all about optimal health, balance and well-being. We think about wellness in terms of food and nutrition, making sure sensory needs are met, figuring out mindful and conscious approaches, or looking at what recent research can tell us about medications, seizures, digestive issues and more.

Our conversation focuses on the whole person and how people may respond with more or less sensitivity to their environment, including diet and nutrition, brain coherence, sensory integration issues, the calmness or agitation of those around them, and more.

The group has been meeting monthly for over a year and is open and welcomes new participants! We meet at The Gathering Place (20-850 King St. W, Oshawa), the second Friday of each month at 10am.  Please RSVP your attendance to jklees@dafrs.com so that we can plan a successful morning.

Sep
23
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most of Funding - Study Group @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Have you completed one of the Making the Most of Funding series here at DAFRS? If so, you are welcome to join the study group happening once a month. This time will be spent delving more deeply into some of the topics covered in the series. If there is something you wanted to work through, an idea, an interest, an opportunity – this is the place to get some feedback and support to do so!

Give Laura a call or email if you’d like to know more, or to RSVP!

Sep
28
Sat
Social Devaluation and its Address – The Importance of Valued Social Roles @ The Gathering Place
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Social Devaluation and its Address - The Importance of Valued Social Roles @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada
The much anticipated one day  introduction to SRV is here again!
Join us as as we listen to a new way of understanding the lives of marginalized people – delving into understanding social roles and their influence on people’s lives.
This is a great workshop for anyone involved in the life of someone marginalized due to intellectual impairment, physical impairment, poverty, homelessness, age, and/or mental disorder. Whether you are a family member, friend, paid or unpaid supporter, advocate, teacher, board member, etc – all are welcome and encouraged.

Register here!

Oct
9
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Thinking About Housing for a Loved One with a Disability?

Imagining Home is a group of like-minded people delving into finding and creating “home” for a loved one with a disability. This group has been meeting monthly as part of an MCSS funded pilot project.

Interested in coming out? New members are welcome! Get in touch with Erin prior to a meeting so she can catch you up so you get the most out of the meetings.

Oct
11
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bio-Medical Study Group is a group of family and community members who find it inspiring, helpful, and personally rewarding to talk with each other about our own experiences and share new information all about optimal health, balance and well-being. We think about wellness in terms of food and nutrition, making sure sensory needs are met, figuring out mindful and conscious approaches, or looking at what recent research can tell us about medications, seizures, digestive issues and more.

Our conversation focuses on the whole person and how people may respond with more or less sensitivity to their environment, including diet and nutrition, brain coherence, sensory integration issues, the calmness or agitation of those around them, and more.

The group has been meeting monthly for over a year and is open and welcomes new participants! We meet at The Gathering Place (20-850 King St. W, Oshawa), the second Friday of each month at 10am.  Please RSVP your attendance to jklees@dafrs.com so that we can plan a successful morning.