Making Friends and Belonging


November 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Gathering Place
20 King St W
Oshawa, ON L1H 1A1
Cindy Mitchell
(905)436-2500 ext. 2310

Save the date and join us on Saturday, November 24th for a great day focused on helping kids develop roles and relationships! Whether you have young children, or are thinking about an adult in our life, this day has something to offer you!

In the morning , Genia Stephens, will speak to the significance of roles, and the impact they have had on her youngest son, Will. Her story will describe how those roles have helped solidify her son’s place in other people’s lives, as well as in his community. Through trial and error (and busyness of a young family!) Genia will share how things are unfolding and prompt great ideas for anyone who is involved in the life of a child with a disability.

In the afternoon, we will focus on how roles can be imagined and developed. Who is the person? What brings people to them? What do they bring to other people? Where can that fit, and how can that expand? Through practical strategies and informed approaches, we will delve into setting up and supporting valued roles – at home, as neighbours, and in the other places we frequent whether school or elsewhere.

Feel free to come to both parts, or attend just one – we hope to see you there! If you are involved in the life of someone with a disability, whether they are a child or adult, there will be great take-home skills and suggestions you are sure to appreciate.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Morning – 9:30am to 12pm
Afternoon – 1pm to 4 pm