We’re very pleased to have another presentation by self-advocacy group BC People First. Self advocates guide our work as it’s not possible to truly understand the needs of disabled people without learning from disabled people and their lived experience. We hope you will be able to make it to see them speak at Connecting to Strengthen Advocacy in Education, our 5th education advocacy conference held October 18th and 19th at the Civic Hotel in Surrey, BC.
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The BC People First Society (BCPF) is a non-profit provincial organization that is part of a national movement. We work to make sure that people with a developmental disability are respected and included in communities as full citizens. We do this by supporting each other to speak up for ourselves and others. Our vision is a diverse community where all people are: included and involved; honoured and respected; seen for their abilities, and supported to participate.
Plenary: Our Experiences in the Education System: Overcoming Frustrations by Staying Solution Oriented
3 self-advocates with developmental/intellectual disabilities will share an experience that taught them how staying solution oriented changed their school experience for the better.
Through self-advocate stories and explanations, participants will learn how fostering positive emotions, conquering stress, and determining goals can help overcome frustrations with our school system.
BC People First is on Facebook @bcpeoplefirst
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