We wish to inform you about our next Disabled Community Connection Network (DCCN) session. DCCN is a monthly communication and information group for people of all ages (16+) with any disability. This group is supported by the North Shore Disability Resource Centre and PeerNet BC.
Our next group is happening on Thursday, November 16th 4:00PM – 6:00PM at PeerNet BC, #408-602 West Hastings, Vancouver. We would be very appreciative if you could promote this session in your newsletters and on your social media-feeds.
The session will focus on Autism and Barriers. Come share your lived experience with barriers through lively, peer facilitated discussion. This group is facilitated by and for people with disabilities.
Our next session will feature as a speaker, Nicole M. Jinn. – Nicole Jinn received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences from the University of British Columbia – Vancouver in 2010 and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Virginia Tech in 2014; and is looking to pursue a PhD within the next few years in a field of study, in which they would investigate factors affecting social skills development in the workplace among adults on the Autism Spectrum, especially females. Nicole is a board member of Square Peg Society and the Richmond Mental Health Consumer and Friends Society (RCFC). Despite not having a stable paid job, Nicole is very actively advocating for autistic adults that do not have intellectual impairment nor clinically significant language delay – and more generally for people with disabilities – both at the provincial and federal levels.
ASL Interpretation and food is provided! The space is also wheelchair accessible.
Please let us know of any accommodations and dietary needs you require.
Please email S. Klassen or call 604-904-4088 to register.
On behalf of the WAVLI Board and Committees, we would like to extend the opportunity to check out our new Public Service Announcement. We have worked hard alongside the Deaf community to make this happen and we would like your help to spread the word.
This video highlights the importance of hiring Registered Sign Language interpreters and that we are lucky to have Occupational Title Protection here in BC. We want to reach out to not only Deaf communities but also other organizations within the hearing community to spread awareness.
Please feel free to post this video on your website and/or send it to anyone who might benefit from this announcement.
Would there be interest in starting up an ASL meeting of Narcotics Anonymous (NA)?
NA is a program of recovering addicts (similar to Alcoholics Anonymous). It is addicts helping addicts, and it is funded entirely by passing a hat at meetings (so we are pretty low budget).