101 Ways to Make Friends

We were excited to host John Lord in Vancouver at the Centre for Peace (one of our favourite places for reflection).   John gave a workshop based on his new book, Facilitatingan Everyday Life: Independent Facilitation and what really matters in a New Story, by John Lord, Barbara Leavitt  and Charlotte Dingwall.   Most of John’s books, and other materials on best practices in the support of folks with intellectual disabilities, community leadership and creative facilitation, are available at http://www.inclusion.com – one of Canada’s great resources!  We have a few copies at http://www.spectrumpress.ca

It was an engaging and exciting day for about fifty people interested in supporting folks to build and expand their networks – friends from a number of agencies and PLAN were there, as well as people who are independent of any organizations.   John has always been one of our great teachers so it’s great to spend…

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Director of Research, Training and Development, Spectrum Society for Community Living. As well as being responsible for in-house training and research on best practices in the field of helping people with disabilities organize their supports, I support self advocacy groups, contract to provide training and workshops to other agencies and groups and facilitate inclusive research groups. I am the author/illustrator of three books, co-editor of a new anthology for 2012, and co-editor of Spectrum Press. My passion is creating networks of best practice leaders in our field to share person-centred alternatives in how people with disabilities can be facilitated to live lives where their gifts are necessary components in their communities. I am currently half way through a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary studies, focusing on Equity and Adult Education, and particularly on how people with intellectual disabilities may be supported in participatory leadership groups.

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