Family workshop: Storytelling for Impact

Family Workshop

Family workshop: Storytelling for Impact

Join us for a workshop with Canadian author and healthcare advocate, Sue Robins, about harnessing the power of your own story for healing, communication and to influence change. 

Facilitators
Sue Robins and Beth Dangerfield

This workshop will include:

  • Tips and resources on how to use your story to advocate at a personal, community and system level
  • Readings from Sue's new book, 'Bird's Eye View: Stories of a life lived in healthcare'
  • Discussion and networking with other caregivers of children and youth with disabilities and complex needs


Refreshments will be provided. 

Please register by January 31 by contacting Beth Dangerfield at bdangerfield@hollandbloorview.ca or 416-425-6220, ext. 6302.

We're all in this together: In conversation with Canadian author Sue Robins

Community Event

We're all in this together: In conversation with Canadian author Sue Robins

Bird's eye view book

This interactive session will include readings from Sue's new book, Birds Eye View: Stories of a Life Lived in Heathcare on topics including perspectives on having a child with a disability, the importance of disclosing diagnosis well and how simple kindnesses can help families heal. 

We will encourage audience members to share experiences and curiosities when it comes to delivering client- and family-centered  care as well as reflections and ideas about building strong relationships with families rooted in our shared humanity.

Pathways to Employment with Radha MacCulloch

Parent Talks

Pathways to Employment with Radha MacCulloch

This event will provide a space for families to hear about available pathways to employment for youth/young adults with disabilities. The event will provide parents and caregivers with information on how to aid their youth/young adult in finding a summer job opportunity. All parents and caregivers are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration closes Tues. March 3rd 

Infographics Workshop

Family Workshop

Infographics Workshop

At this workshop, you will work with Holland Bloorview staff and Family Leaders to create an infographic, using pictures and key messages to share important information. This can include information about your child’s strengths and areas of need, likes and dislikes, and other important information that will help teachers, care providers, family members and others know how best to care for your child. If you do not have access to a laptop to bring to the event please email Jean Hammond, Family Partnerships Specialist at jhammond@hollandbloorview.ca

This workshop will be facilitated by the Evidence to Care Team, Client and Family Integrated Care Team and Family Leaders

Registration closes Fri. February 14th

Autism Research Update with Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou

Parent Talks

Autism Research Update with Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou

Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou

This event will provide a space for parents and caregivers to hear current updates about what is happening in autism research from an internationally renowned expert. There will be opportunities for discussion at this event. All parents and caregivers are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration closes Tues. February 4th

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Caregivers’ Information Workshop

Family Workshop

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Caregivers’ Information Workshop

This workshop will provide family caregivers with information on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and help them determine if this is right for them. CBT is a therapy proven to make positive changes by teaching practical skills and strategies to help manage mental health. CBT is centered around thoughts, emotions and behaviors and participants work to develop coping tools and enhance resiliency.

This workshop will be facilitated by clinicians from the Centre for Addiction for Mental Health (CAMH).

Registration closes Thurs. January 30th

Employment Participation Programs - Info and application sessions for youth and parents

Community Event

Employment Participation Programs - Info and application sessions for youth and parents

Many teens with disabilities want to participate in the world of work. High school students often start by doing chores, volunteering, taking co op and getting part time or summer jobs.

Do you have questions about how to get started or are you looking for support? Join us to learn more.


Holland Bloorview’s employment participation programs


Who’s invited: Youth

  • Living with a disability who want to start to build work experience
  • In high-school - grades 9, 10, 11 or 12
  • Have questions about how to start or are looking for support

 

Date options:
Option 1: Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:30pm
OR
Option 2: Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10:00 - 11:30am


You must attend 1 of the 2 date options if you are new to our employment service in the 2019/20 school year. Application forms will be available at the session. Youth and a parent (or other family member) must attend the Information Session together. 


Session overview:

  • Why early work experience is important and how it helps – hear from Youth Mentors
  • What programs/services are available to support you – see flyer
  • Youth: Participate in a work experience activity
  • Parents: Parent Q&A session
  • Program application form available (if you wish to join our programs)

After attending this session and if you complete an application form, we will contact you to arrange for a personal discussion (phone or in person) about your goals and our recommendations for programs or services to support you. Please view our flyer (link below) for further information.


RSVP to:
Carling Robertson
416-425-6220 Ext 6345 crobertson@hollandbloorview.ca

 If you are interested in our Leading the Way co op program and are already registered for co op in semester 2, please contact us by December 2019 to arrange a separate meeting.

 

Notes:
1. Our programs are open to youth who have a physical and/or intellectual disability and/or an autism spectrum disorder. We also support youth who may have mental health challenges in addition to their physical or intellectual disability.


2. During high school, if not already a client of Holland Bloorview, youth with disabilities listed above can join our experience programs. Past clients of Holland Bloorview who are now in post-secondary education may be eligible for some programs and/or consultation services. If you are an eligible post-secondary student with employment goals, you can contact us to arrange an appointment.


3. We provide attendant services in many our group programs and job coaching but not 1:1 support for medical or behavioural needs. If needed, it is the participant’s responsibility to schedule and pay for their own 1:1 assistance. We request that 1:1 support be provided by a non-family member.


4. There are fees for most programs but financial assistance may be available.

 

Employment Participation Programs - Info and application sessions for youth and parents

Community Event

Employment Participation Programs - Info and application sessions for youth and parents

Many teens with disabilities want to participate in the world of work. High school students often start by doing chores, volunteering, taking co op and getting part time or summer jobs.

Do you have questions about how to get started or are you looking for support? Join us to learn more.


Holland Bloorview’s employment participation programs


Who’s invited: Youth

  • Living with a disability who want to start to build work experience
  • In high-school - grades 9, 10, 11 or 12
  • Have questions about how to start or are looking for support

 

Date options:
Option 1: Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:30pm
OR
Option 2: Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10:00 - 11:30am


You must attend 1 of the 2 date options if you are new to our employment service in the 2019/20 school year. Application forms will be available at the session. Youth and a parent (or other family member) must attend the Information Session together. 


Session overview:

  • Why early work experience is important and how it helps – hear from Youth Mentors
  • What programs/services are available to support you – see flyer
  • Youth: Participate in a work experience activity
  • Parents: Parent Q&A session
  • Program application form available (if you wish to join our programs)

After attending this session and if you complete an application form, we will contact you to arrange for a personal discussion (phone or in person) about your goals and our recommendations for programs or services to support you. Please view our flyer (link below) for further information.


RSVP to:
Carling Robertson
416-425-6220 Ext 6345 crobertson@hollandbloorview.ca

 If you are interested in our Leading the Way co op program and are already registered for co op in semester 2, please contact us by December 2019 to arrange a separate meeting.

 

Notes:
1. Our programs are open to youth who have a physical and/or intellectual disability and/or an autism spectrum disorder. We also support youth who may have mental health challenges in addition to their physical or intellectual disability.


2. During high school, if not already a client of Holland Bloorview, youth with disabilities listed above can join our experience programs. Past clients of Holland Bloorview who are now in post-secondary education may be eligible for some programs and/or consultation services. If you are an eligible post-secondary student with employment goals, you can contact us to arrange an appointment.


3. We provide attendant services in many our group programs and job coaching but not 1:1 support for medical or behavioural needs. If needed, it is the participant’s responsibility to schedule and pay for their own 1:1 assistance. We request that 1:1 support be provided by a non-family member.


4. There are fees for most programs but financial assistance may be available.