May Edition 2017

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CLBC is Working to Improve its Planning Support

CLBC would like to invite you to provide input on how it can better support individuals and their families to plan. Background CLBC is currently working on a project to improve its planning support to individuals and their families.  Our research shows that: Individuals and families need realistic, accurate and consistent information about CLBC long before they turn 19. Individuals and families have different planning needs (i.e. transition, aging, employment, etc.). Individuals and families want “ownership” over their planning processes and documents; they want ready access and the ability to adjust plans themselves. There is often duplication in planning with service providers. Based on these findings, CLBC will be testing a new approach to planning that includes a planning profile tool based on the Quality of Life Framework of Dr. Schalock. We are interested in hearing from service providers about how this new profile tool might interface with existing service provider planning approaches, process, and efforts. You Are Invited The Planning Project Design Team will be visiting 4 locations around the province testing elements of the new planning design, and we will be in Victoria in early June.  In addition to attending the session for service providers, we hope that you will also encourage involvement from individuals and families who you support.  We are interested in hearing from individuals (and their families) who are in high school and may be eligible for services in the future, those who recently transitioned and are receiving CLBC-funded services, and those who recently transitioned and are on CLBC’s Request for Service List.  Here is our schedule: Session 1: Service Providers – 1:00-3:00pm, June 5, CLBC, Suite...

Disability Alliance BC (DABC) Community Update

As of March 22, 2017, nurse practitioners are included on the list of health professionals who can certify the impacts of impairments for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC). Nurse practitioners can help people who have one or more disabilities that affect vision, speaking, hearing, walking, eliminating, feeding, dressing, and mental functions necessary for everyday life, as well as those who require life-sustaining therapy. The updated DTC application form can be downloaded from the Canada Revenue Agency website (click here) or requested by calling 1-800-959-8281. Just a reminder that through the Access RDSP initiative, DABC provides help and support to apply for the DTC to British Columbians who are eligible for the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The DABC are working in partnership with Plan Institute and the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) so that British Columbians with disabilities have the supports they need to open an RDSP. For more help please call us at 604-872-1278 or 1-800-663-1278, or call the Access RDSP hotline at 1-844-311-7526. Thank you to the Vancouver Foundation for their generous funding of this work....

Two Special Events in Sidney

Two special events are coming up in Sidney: JOURNEY X 5 An exhibition and sale of unique and beautiful work by five distinctive artists: – Margo Styan (fabric art) – Alison MacKinnon (rock and metal sculpture) – Daniel Brimacombe (photography) – Aisjah Cassidy (impressionistic digital art) – Peter Brimacombe (local digital sketches). Starting next Monday, May 15 to Sunday, May 21 inclusive 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ArtSea Gallery (at Tulista Park) 9565 Fifth St., Sidney.   PRINCESS JULIE (click here to view poster) A gem of a short film about an amazing animal (horse) story, filmed in the the Caribbean by Daniel Brimacombe from Sidney.  Star Cinema, 9842 Third St., Sidney Showing before the MATINEES of the movie “Their Finest” Sat. May 13, 3:00 p.m. (filmmaker in attendance) Sun. May 14, 2:30 p.m. Tues. May 16, 2:30 p.m. Wed. May 17, 2:30 p.m. Thurs. May 18, 2:30 p.m.(filmmaker in...