Mar
2
Sat
Designing Your Family Life
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Designing Your Family Life

Connect with other siblings who understand you, design your family life rather than living by default, and learn strategies to help you and your family live life to the fullest.

The Designing Your Family Life workshop leads adult siblings (18+) through a strengths-based process of Thinking Differently, Living Differently and Feeling Differently to create the life you want for yourself and your family.

See and share the flyer here!
We Understand Siblings

As the sibling of a person with an intellectual or developmental disability, your experience of growing up was not the same as your peers. You saw your parents giving extra attention to your sibling, you pitched in doing extra chores, you stayed out of trouble and most of all – you cared.

As you got older you left home and experienced the world, while your sibling stayed home and didn’t have the same opportunities. You felt guilty. As you grow your career and family there is a looming feeling when you think about what is going to happen when your parents can no longer provide care for your sibling. When you eventually move into the role of the go-to person for your sibling you can fall into crisis trying to maintain your family life, your career, your health, your parent’s declining health, and your sibling’s life.

It doesn’t have to be this way! The journey doesn’t have to be lonely. You don’t have to live in guilt. The crisis doesn’t always have to strike. You can design a life for you and your family that is connected to other people who are supportive, you can create a loving home for your sibling, and you can get your sibling the supports they need to meet their needs. You can do all of this by living a full and happy life yourself, and we will show you how.

In This Workshop You Will:

  • Connect with other adult siblings, and feel understood.
  • Understand the life journey of an adult sibling.
  • Create a positive vision of the future for you and your family.
  • Learn the importance of building and deepening relationships.
  • Discover how to create a loving home.
  • Learn to navigate the social system to have your family’s needs met.
  • Strengthen your well-being, the well-being of your family and the community.

This workshop is grounded in relational frame theory, mindfulness, and social role valorization theories, and delivered through the C.A.R.E. model ™ developed by the Sibling Collaborative.

Mar
4
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Spring 2019 @ The Gathering Place
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Making the Most of Funding - Spring 2019 @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Join us for this engaging and practical series!

Families throughout the Region of Durham (and beyond) are invited to participate in an innovative and interactive six-week workshop that will support in re-imaging opportunities and real options for their family member. The heart of the series is to move beyond traditional uses for funding to plan for a life that reflects interests, hopes and dreams.

The series is led by mentoring parents that engage in useful conversations and share their experiences in planning and creating opportunities. These conversations highlight simple choices that families can make to discover ordinary, yet significant ways for family members to be involved in their neighbourhood.

Contact Laura for more details!

See and share the flyer here!

Mar
8
Fri
Next Generation Meetup @ The Village Taverna
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Next Generation Meetup @ The Village Taverna | Whitby | Ontario | Canada

A casual get together of those who identify as the “next generation” in the care and support of a loved one with a developmental disability. The group will be coming together to connect, share, and learn from one another.

The group will meet at The Village Taverna in Whitby (227 Brock St. S, just south of Dundas St. W). Get in touch with Rosanne to share your interest and find out more!

Rosanne – (905)436-2500 ext. 2289 or rpurnwasie@dafrs.com

Mar
13
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Mar 13 @ 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.

Mar
18
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Spring 2019 @ The Gathering Place
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Making the Most of Funding - Spring 2019 @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Join us for this engaging and practical series!

Families throughout the Region of Durham (and beyond) are invited to participate in an innovative and interactive six-week workshop that will support in re-imaging opportunities and real options for their family member. The heart of the series is to move beyond traditional uses for funding to plan for a life that reflects interests, hopes and dreams.

The series is led by mentoring parents that engage in useful conversations and share their experiences in planning and creating opportunities. These conversations highlight simple choices that families can make to discover ordinary, yet significant ways for family members to be involved in their neighbourhood.

Contact Laura for more details!

See and share the flyer here!

Apr
1
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Spring 2019 @ The Gathering Place
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Making the Most of Funding - Spring 2019 @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Join us for this engaging and practical series!

Families throughout the Region of Durham (and beyond) are invited to participate in an innovative and interactive six-week workshop that will support in re-imaging opportunities and real options for their family member. The heart of the series is to move beyond traditional uses for funding to plan for a life that reflects interests, hopes and dreams.

The series is led by mentoring parents that engage in useful conversations and share their experiences in planning and creating opportunities. These conversations highlight simple choices that families can make to discover ordinary, yet significant ways for family members to be involved in their neighbourhood.

Contact Laura for more details!

See and share the flyer here!

Apr
10
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Apr 10 @ 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.

Apr
15
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Spring 2019 @ The Gathering Place
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Making the Most of Funding - Spring 2019 @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Join us for this engaging and practical series!

Families throughout the Region of Durham (and beyond) are invited to participate in an innovative and interactive six-week workshop that will support in re-imaging opportunities and real options for their family member. The heart of the series is to move beyond traditional uses for funding to plan for a life that reflects interests, hopes and dreams.

The series is led by mentoring parents that engage in useful conversations and share their experiences in planning and creating opportunities. These conversations highlight simple choices that families can make to discover ordinary, yet significant ways for family members to be involved in their neighbourhood.

Contact Laura for more details!

See and share the flyer here!

Apr
29
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Spring 2019 @ The Gathering Place
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Making the Most of Funding - Spring 2019 @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Join us for this engaging and practical series!

Families throughout the Region of Durham (and beyond) are invited to participate in an innovative and interactive six-week workshop that will support in re-imaging opportunities and real options for their family member. The heart of the series is to move beyond traditional uses for funding to plan for a life that reflects interests, hopes and dreams.

The series is led by mentoring parents that engage in useful conversations and share their experiences in planning and creating opportunities. These conversations highlight simple choices that families can make to discover ordinary, yet significant ways for family members to be involved in their neighbourhood.

Contact Laura for more details!

See and share the flyer here!

May
8
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
May 8 @ 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.