Apr
25
Thu
Recognizing Capacity with Michael Bach @ The Gathering Place
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Recognizing Capacity with Michael Bach @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

In 2010, when Canada ratified the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, we made a commitment to ensure that all people can access the support they may require to exercise their legal capacity. Yet people who require support to participate in decisions that affect their lives can still find their capacity to do so questioned and their legal capacity removed. Someone else is then appointed to make decisions for them.  Families often do this in order to protect their loved ones because there seems to be no other options.

Come join us as Michael Bach leads a public discussion about this complex issue and introduces a 3-year pilot project. The project will be a way for families and our community to explore together whether capacity can be seen, expressed and recognised, without losing one’s personhood. See and share the flyer here!

  • What would it take for someone to receive the right mix of supports and accommodations from others to make their exercise of legal capacity possible?
  • How might we better respond, hear and uphold the voice of the person?
  • What are the ways of knowing a loved one’s will and preferences, how can we listen deeply and support them to express their personhood?

Michael Bach is the Managing Director of The Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society and Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University Toronto.

Register today!

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! The current series is in progress – get in touch to be notified about the next 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!

Making the Most of Funding – Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Apr 29 @ 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!

May
10
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
May 10 @ 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.

Next Generation Meetup @ To be determined.
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Next Generation Meetup @ To be determined. | Oshawa | 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 location is still to be determined. Get in touch with Rosanne to share your interest and find out more!

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

May
13
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Spring 2019 @ The Gathering Place
May 13 @ 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! The current series is in progress – get in touch to be notified about the next 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
27
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Study Group @ The Gathering Place
May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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!

Jun
7
Fri
Next Generation Meetup @ To be determined.
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Next Generation Meetup @ To be determined. | Oshawa | 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 location is still to be determined. Get in touch with Rosanne to share your interest and find out more!

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

Jun
14
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Jun 14 @ 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.

Jun
24
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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!