Community Living BC Introduces New Integrated Service Delivery Model

Community Living BC is in the process of developing an integrated service delivery model, which puts the person with a developmental disability at the centre of assessments and planning. This is an important part of improving services for people with developmental disabilities over the long term.     There are two components to this process: 1) A Navigator is a person who will help families to access services effectively. Navigators would be the single point of contact for families, and their role...

Sparking more empowerment in 2013

posAbilities CEO Fernando Coelho excited about new year’s possibilities By Michelle Strutzenberger A new kind of planning process at posAbilities is generating so much excitement, people who haven’t gone through it are asking when it’s their turn. Continuing to implement this new planning process and bring it to all parts of the organization will be a main focus of 2013. [click the title to read the full story ...]

Forging an alliance, place in community for LGBT residents

‘People need to start talking about it,’ says Aaron Johannes By Natalie Hamilton Helping people who have a developmental disability who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) find their place in community is the overarching objective of a new undertaking in British Columbia. [click the title to read the full story ...]

Mom, son co-author book on living with a sibling with autism

Younger children need age-appropriate information, says Karlene Reid By Michelle Strutzenberger It was an emotional and poignant question from her son, showing the depth of his struggle with his brother’s autism diagnosis that began Karlene Reid’s journey to find some way to help him. [click the title to read the full story ...]

Co-housing: The future of community living?

Model a community-based solution that’s a win win for everyone: Gord Tulloch By Michelle Strutzenberger Co-housing could be the future of the community living movement, says one of posAbilities' program directors, Gord Tulloch. [click the title to read the full story ...]