Walking In My Shoes Parent Group

Walking In My Shoes Parent Group
(Coordinated by Citizen Advocacy and the Lifetime Networks)

Walking in My Shoes (WIMS) is a monthly meeting for parents of children with special needs, of all ages to meet, greet and share experiences through facilitated discussions and guest speakers.

Tuesday January 15
Service Coordination: Adult and Children’s Case Management Services, Respite Services and Funding.

Case managers from Service Coordination will join us to share information about Children’s Case Management, Adult Services programs, Respite Services and how to access various funding to support your loved one.  This service is essential to all who have a loved one with a disability.  Learn how they can support your child and family to create a plan to meet needs, find available opportunities, resources and services within the community.

Tuesday, February 19
Informal Discussion and Information Sharing with Susan Muleme, parent on the Special Education Advisory Committee

Susan is on the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) which is government mandated to advise boards of education on issues concerning our vulnerable student population. Susan will speak about the Special Education Report, and review how parents can access the services and resources available for their children through school board. Her interest in SEAC comes from her own son requiring access to special education.

The rest of the evening will be information and discussion sharing.

Tuesday, March 19
Creating a Circle of friendship and support for your loved one with Kelly Howson, Lifetime Networks Coordinator from Citizen Advocacy Ottawa

Join Kelly to learn more about how to build friendships and create a circle of support for a lifetime for your loved one.  Kelly will share concepts from the Safe and Secure book which outlines 6 steps to creating a good life for people with disabilities, share information about the Lifetime Networks Program and PLAN.   Learn strategies and tips to help give your loved one a full and meaningful life and give you piece of mind knowing your loved one is engaged in a good, full life.

Facilitator - Darlene Donnelly

Tue, Jan 15 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue, Feb 19 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue, Mar 19 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Citizen Advocacy
312 Parkdale Ave.
Ottawa Ontario
K1Y 4X5

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