Autism 30

Newsletter #5: Feb 2017


Autism 30 February 2017 Newsletter
I remember what my grade 8 French teacher told me a very long time ago. “If you want to change a society's thinking, change the educational system and within 20 years you’ll have a society more aligned with that thinking”. February is Inclusive Education Month and I believe that we are fortunate to be in a province where that is the case, even if there needs much improvement to the system. Children are naturally accepting and open. It’s nice when we can bring our children to schools where they are valued members. This will ultimately lead to a world where they are valued and part of that society, naturally.
If you would like to learn more about the history of inclusive education in British Columbia click here: 
 “Live in Love”


PLAN Upcoming Events

PLAN (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network)vof Canada who provides information and resources to families of people with disabilities focused on securing the future, is hosting:

Celebration of Hearts
 February 9, 2017

The Celebration of Hearts is one of their favourite events. Tickets are still available for this year's event. Here are the details:

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (doors at 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm)

Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5M 3E4 

Everyone is welcome - friends, family and all network members!
There will be: Dinner & Dance, Cash Bar, 50/50 Draw, and a Photo Booth

Tickets are $30.00 & can be purchased in following ways:
1. Purchase tickets online from their website.
2. Purchase tickets over the phone - call 604.439.9566. 
3. Reserve tickets with your Mentor, and pay at the door. 

Advance Tickets are required.

They are also hosting these wonderful workshops:
Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning Workshop 

Which will take place on: March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th, and  June 1st.


Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Teleseminar

Which will take place on: February 8, March 7 & March 30 

These are excellent workshops and are for anyone who wants to plan for the future. 

if you are a PLAN members you are eligible for bursaries to help cover the cost of participating in workshops and courses offered by Plan Institute. 

If you're interested in a bursary, please contact Rebecca at [email protected] 
(Podcasts dated: July 15st, 2016)


Quote of the month: “What I myself and others who have benefited from inclusion have gained is more self-determination and a confidence boost with being included in the classroom, campus, and community.”

Kenneth Kelty

Kenneth Kelty is a writer, speaker, disability advocacy writer, graduate of West Carolina University, and adult with autism. He has worked to help more college campuses become inclusive for students with disabilities).