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
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!

See and share the flyer here!

Oct
1
Tue
Making the Most Learning Series- Fall 2019 @ The Gathering Place
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most Learning Series- Fall 2019 @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Join us for this engaging and practical series! Get in touch with Laura for more information or to register!

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!

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.

Oct
15
Tue
Making the Most Learning Series- Fall 2019 @ The Gathering Place
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most Learning Series- Fall 2019 @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Join us for this engaging and practical series! Get in touch with Laura for more information or to register!

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!

Oct
21
Mon
Introduction to Social Role Valorization (SRV): A revised conceptualization of SRV including 10 related themes @ The Gathering Place
Oct 21 – Oct 24 all day

This workshop provides an introduction to Social Role Valorization (SRV) using the 10 core themes, developed by

Dr. W. Wolfensberger, considered one of the most influential thinkers in the field of intellectual impairment in the world. Dr. Wolfensberger’s work helped lay the foundation for many current human service trends, including integration, safeguarding of rights, and the deinstitutionalization movement.

SRV is a systematic and universally applicable concept for structuring human services strongly anchored in the empiricism of psychology, sociology, and long and broad human experience. SRV suggests a close relationship between the socially perceived value of the roles that people hold, and whether people in those roles will be accorded opportunities and other good things of life. Bad things tend to get done to people who are seen in devalued roles, and good things tend to be afforded to people in positively valued roles.

Topics to be explored will include the universality of social devaluation, the defining power of roles in people’s lives, strategies for pursuing socially valued roles, or at least less devalued roles for devalued people with an aim toward improving their life conditions, enhancing people’s social images, and enhancing people’s competencies.

Who the workshop is intended for:

This is a LEADERSHIP-oriented workshop and is therefore taught at a college-level, with long hours and hard work. The information presented is quite complex, requiring a systematic exposition of multiple ideas. It should be noted that while past SRV participants report that these are among the most demanding workshops they have attended, they rarely express dissatisfaction and, in fact, appreciate the workshop’s rigour and high level of engagement. People who attend should be prepared for an intellectual challenge. Anyone who is interested in the lives of people who are disenfranchised from society because of intellectual impairment, mental disorder, poverty, homelessness, autism, age (elders), physical impairment or learning impairment (children and adults) will find it relevant, whether they are service recipients, family members (including parents, siblings, and adult children), advocates, ordinary citizens, and paid or unpaid human service workers, planners and managers.

 Format of the workshop:

The workshop is taught in lecture format, with extensive use of slides. Time is built into the schedule for audience discussion and questions, although there are no small group exercises in this format. The schedule will be 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. each day.

The tuition is $575.00, which includes handouts, lunch and refreshments each day.  There will be a reduction of 15% if 3 or more people from the same group/organization register.

 Cancellation:

75% of fees will be returned up to 7 days prior to the workshop.  There will be no refund if less than 7 days notification.

 For more information:

Please contact Sandra Thomas 905-436-2500 ext. 2304 or email: registration@dafrs.com

For online information about SRV, go to http://www.socialrolevalorization.com/ OR www.srvip.org OR www.srv-sotg.ca/

Download the flyer and registration form here!

Oct
28
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Oct 28 @ 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!

Oct
29
Tue
Making the Most Learning Series- Fall 2019 @ The Gathering Place
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most Learning Series- Fall 2019 @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Join us for this engaging and practical series! Get in touch with Laura for more information or to register!

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!