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C.L.B.C. Safeguards – “Understanding Vulnerability” booklet for self advocates

We were excited to be part of this project, meeting with a focus group of self advocates to look at some complicated ideas and create something together that would be useful for their peers.   In the latest Community Living B.C. email news, Interim CEO Doug Woolard says:

CLBC offices across the province have received copies of a new plain language guide for self advocates called “Understanding Vulnerability”. This booklet is a unique tool to help build awareness among self advocates, their family members, CLBC staff, service providers and others about the importance of being aware of vulnerabilities so intentional safeguards can be planned to address them.

The guide has been created by CLBC with the full participation of self advocates who guided content and design. If you have any questions about the booklet or would like to order additional copies, please contact Jule.D.Hopkins@gov.bc.ca.

You can download a printable pdf copy here, or you can ask for a copy at your local Community Living B.C. office.   Here are some select images from the booklet, which is designed by self advocates to be pocket sized, with a spiral binding, and lots of places to write in it and make it your own.   Jule, as always, was amazing to work with.

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The Navigators’ Project

Debriefing of a Spectrum Society project in which we looked at the possibilities for fostering more autonomy and self determination by providing supporters who took on a new role of “Navigators” in the lives of people with disabilities… each drawing is about 4 ft x 6 ft and took about 2 hours in real time, recording as people talked.

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other side of the easel…

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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 presentation on some of our research, it was an exploration (these are my favourite kinds of events).   Many of their ideas made it into a great little workbook we were commissioned to do for Community Living B.C., which is currently being turned into an animated film short (my little guys, walking around, making friends – how cool is that!?).

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