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Temple Grandin at PNE— ASL interpreters are provided

There are two American Sign Language interpreters are confirmed for Temple Grandin, an Autistic celebrity’s event at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver.
This event is about being educated about insights of different minds among Autistics. If you want to understand who Autistics are, this event would be much worth for you to attend to learn something new!
PNE Agrodome
August 17 @ 8pm – 9:45pm
A rate of tickets is $52.50 (plus fees).
Due to the sign-language interpreters being provided for this event, don’t miss such an opportunity to deserve yourself fantastic education about being Autistic with the world its famous Autistic woman!

Temple Grandin – PNE

AutismBC in partnership with 4-H British Columbia, will host autism advocate and best-selling author Temple Grandin for her acclaimed talk: Developing Individuals who have Different Minds. Temple Grandin was one of the first people to publicly share her insights into autism from an insider’s perspective and is a prominent author and speaker on autism, who has published multiple books on the subject.

Grandin also has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare. She is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and has authored several books on animal behavior and working with animals. Temple’s success story was told in the 2010 film “Temple Grandin,” an award-winning HBO production starring Claire Danes.

AutismBC is British Columbia’s entry point and knowledge resource for all things autism. For over 40 years we have been empowering those on the spectrum and their advocates, with the information and pathways to education to help those affected achieve their fullest potential. Our commitment starts with early diagnosis and intervention, and extends the entire lifespan of British Columbians on the autism spectrum. For more information please visit www.autismbc.ca

Thanks to our event sponsors; UBC Faculty of Education, The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism and 4-H British Columbia.

14th Annual INCLUSION Art Show & Sale

Event Details



October 11, 2018






Heritage Hall, Vancouver, 3102 Main Street



posAbilities invites you to the 14th Annual INCLUSION Art Show & Sale! As B.C’s largest
disability art show, the event offers a truly unique exhibition showcasing original, exciting,
and provocative art created and curated by persons with diverse abilities.


This year’s show will feature the works of over 200 artists who are working independently or
in studios supported by Community Living organizations across Metro Vancouver.


Showcases include individual pieces and collections of photography, illustrations, pottery, jewelry and


Join us and experience the worldview, talents, and techniques expressed by artists who live
with developmental or intellectual disabilities (autism), or physical challenges such as vision,
hearing or mobility impairment. There will be live art demonstrations, exclusive tours, and
opportunities to meet and speak with select artists.






Justine Chubb


(604) 299-4001

Full time position at WIDHH

WIDHH Careers

Established in 1956, the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) is a unique charity serving the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals throughout British Columbia. Our Agency provides services in Audiology, Employment Counselling, Seniors Outreach, Sign Language Interpreting and Communication Devices.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits, a friendly and dynamic work environment, and a chance to make a difference.   


Our Counselling department is current seeking a:

Case Manager / Disability Supports Specialist, VANCOUVER BC

Full-time, Contract (1 Year) Position

Start date: September 17, 2018

Job Summary:

The position supports individuals to achieve ongoing labour market attachment. Reporting to the Head of Counselling Services, the Disability Supports Specialist will serve Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients whether they are employed, unemployed, or underemployed.  The new Case Manager position is responsible for processing all disability support applications for Hearing aids, Assistive Listening Device Systems, Sign Language interpreting requests and other assistive technologies through the Employment Program of British Columbia (EPBC).

Duties Include:

  • Conduct various needs assessments with clients
  • Complete paperwork in accordance with EPBC policy and guidelines
  • Meet key performance measurements as outlined by contractors/stakeholders/WIDHH
  • Liaise with internal and external professionals: organizations, agencies, and government
  • Complete comprehensive evidenced based reports
  • Provide and monitor ongoing client case management activities through database tracking
  • Provide ongoing documentation of client progress notes in the Integrated Case Management System
  • Achieve monthly, annual goals and objectives
  • Maintain high standards of service quality
  • Provide public presentations and community outreach
  • Provide referrals to outside agencies


  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients using a client-centered approach
  • Knowledge of technology, communication devices, disability supports and accommodation strategies
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant, disability accommodation , social services, community, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Knowledge and experience of the Integrated Case Management System (not required but is considered an asset)
  • Aptitude for navigating complex database systems
  • Attention to detail, high accuracy and adaptable
  • Highly organized, efficient, and reliable
  • Excellent communication and written English skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize, excellent time management skills
  • Good understanding of Deaf and Hard of Hearing accommodation and communication needs
  • American Sign Language is an asset for this position
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to working with a culturally diverse caseload
  • Effective public presentation skills
  • Team player, highly motivated and focused on achieving success


Interested applicants are requested to forward their cover letter and resume by August 10, 2018.  Qualified applicants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.  Please reply in confidence to:

Dr. Linda Franchi, Head of Counselling
Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
2125 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. V6K 1X9
Email: linda.franchi@widhh.com
Fax: 604-736-4381


WIDHH Interim Executive Director Summer Updates

Executive Director Summer Updates

WIDHH’s Interim Executive Director, Grace Shyng would like to share some Summer updates with you!


Dunham Deaf Boy and BCDSF 25th anniversary in movie

Ladan Entertainment


August 2, 2018    Thursday


Dunham Deaf Boy    (52) min    Closed Captioned   over voice

BCDSF  25th anniversary    Year  2000


1155 East Broadway, Vancouver

Auditorium Theatre   2nd floor

6 to 10 pm

Admission:  $22.00  included  2 piece of pizza  and beverage ( pop  & water)

Make reservation before July 31   can pay cash at door   or  etransfer to poppy6peggy@gmail.com

Door Prize:  bottle of white wine originally from Dunham, Que.


Remember  date   August 2,  6 to 10 pm

Pizza at 6 to 7 pm   show starts at 7:00

Contact:  ladandeaf@gmail.com