More employment related graphic recording – the Pacific Autism Family Centre

Several of my favourite things came together around creating this graphic – it’s about the idea of massively increasing supported, equitable employment for people with disabilities in British Columbia, it’s a group that’s thinking BIG ambitious thoughts about holistic supports and brought together a group of diverse interests to facilitate a discussion about partnerships and how research can lead to action, and I got to draw with Liz Etmanski, my favourite drawing partner. Last but not least, it is a project that is generated by families and I learned a lot of new things and got to change my mind about some … Continue reading More employment related graphic recording – the Pacific Autism Family Centre

“Nothing About Us, Without Us” – Graphic Facilitation Video

  I had a great time over three days with B.C. People First and more than sixty self advocates talking about what matters to them and letting me listen in.  I’m pleased with how this video turned out (at least until Van Morrison’s agents find out I’ve used his song)!   to see photos of the whole conference, check out this entry on the B.C. People First blog site.    Continue reading “Nothing About Us, Without Us” – Graphic Facilitation Video

John Wayne and Graphic Facilitation

One of the things that’s convincing me about the power of graphic facilitation is the responses from men.   Where I come from, they used to call the old farm “Bonanza” and John Wayne was everyone’s ultimate hero.  As my friend’s father used to say, whenever we started talking about anything, “There’s altogether too much talking in the world.”   Not a place where men spent a lot of time talking about their feelings.   And there’s some really good research in the field of disability studies around Dads (and brothers) who often feel really challenged by having to talk … Continue reading John Wayne and Graphic Facilitation