Advocacy

Autism Blog Series – When Children Grow Up

While our April blog series features inspiring stories that celebrate the diverse abilities of those living with autism, it also touches on the challenges that people on the spectrum...

Autism Blog Series – Jake Anthony

In celebration of autism awareness and acceptance month, we are featuring a series of inspiring personal stories shared by people who identify with having an autism spectrum disorder. Our...

Blog Series to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month

Today marks the first day of the 2015 National Autism Awareness Month. It’s an opportunity to promote autism awareness and the acceptance of each individual on the autism spectrum....

Canucks Autism Network Family Festival 2014 | A Review by spotlightjake

In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, Canucks Autism Network (CAN) held their great annual family fundraising festival at the Jack Poole Plaza in downtown Vancouver. This  event helped raise...

How Can You Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day?

Today marks the seventh annual Autism Awareness Day, a day where we celebrate and raise awareness of autism. In a recent article released by the University of British Columbia...

Much to Celebrate | Sochi Paralympics 2014, Special Olympics Canada Summer Games and World Down Syndrome Day

– Contributed by Justine Chubb Canada finishes with 16 medals at Sochi Paralympics The world’s top para-athletes waved goodbye at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games...

Words Matter: Advocating for Inclusive Language

Contributed by Aamir Sheriff How many times have you heard someone use the word “retard” or “retarded”? For many people, the R-word may seem harmless, but for many others,...

We’re wearing pink today… are you?

by Justine Chubb  If you happen to notice more people dressed in pink today, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. This year, February 26th marks the day that millions of...

White Paper Dialogues: B.C. government asks community how to reduce barriers, increase accessibility

– By Aamir Sheriff “Government policy that outlines universal and accessible design requirements for buildings, homes, street, stores and the general infrastructure of cities would help reduce costs in...

Recognizing Hard Working Team Members at the “Believe. Empower. Inspire” Awards

The Believe. Empower. Inspire Awards recognize team members at posAbilities for their hard work and dedication. This year, Donald House received the Empower award and Gino Chittattu received the Inspire award – congratulations!...

BCACL conference ignites new insights, activities

Benefits of co-housing, yoga, advocacy come home for posAbilities members By Michelle Strutzenberger It may not have been what they expected, but a couple of posAbilities members attending the recent...

B.C. People First committed to growth

Board member Dave Sherritt reports on decisions at recent gathering By Michelle Strutzenberger The B.C. People First movement is interested in strengthening its connections, advancing itself and in the process...

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