other side of the easel…

I just found these photos from a workshop that Susan and I did for a self advocate conference in Victoria.   It’s the first and only time (so far) that, as a facilitator/presenter, I’ve worked with a graphic recorder.  In this case Lisa Arora from Get The Picture – she was great!  I think that many of these pictures were taken by our friend Sheenagh Morrison.   The ones that are more poster sized were by self advocates as we got them drawing and thinking about the ways in which they make friends and contribute to their communities.   As much as a … Continue reading other side of the easel…

Support Networks: A Plain Language Guide for Self-Advocates

My colleague Susan Stanfield and I collaborated on this project for Community Living B.C. with three groups of self advocates from all around the province.    Susan and I have been working together (with Ernie) for more than 25 years!  Whenever I am thinking of things to be grateful for, this long and quite amazing partnership is at the top of my list.   We had so much fun with the three groups, and with Jule Hopkins, who is such a visionary.   We’re pretty excited about the materials that C.L.B.C. has been producing in print and video and glad to be … Continue reading Support Networks: A Plain Language Guide for Self-Advocates

working on a new “planning to address vulnerabilities” booklet for people with disabilities #graphicfacilitation

I really like how Community Living B.C. has this intention to create materials that work for people with self advocates and how they’ve used self advocate peers as consultants to do so. We had nothing to do with the first of these projects, “Know Your Rights: A Guide for Self Advocates,” which has now gone from a booklet to a great little film on YouTube (with a really great voiceover by self advocate Gladys Duran), but my colleague Susan Stanfield and I were very involved in the second, “Support Networks: A Guide for Self Advocates,” and now she, Shelley Nessmann … Continue reading working on a new “planning to address vulnerabilities” booklet for people with disabilities #graphicfacilitation