Meeting: October 20, 2016 Job Readiness

Panel Discussion:   Kalena Kavenaugh, Anjela Godber, Caroline Gatchalian, Sarah Blackmore Employment success for people with Asperger’s, HFA, or a similar profile, is dependent on effective preparation and follow up for both employers and employees. Many people with these diagnoses do not qualify for assistance after the age of 19, yet they are required to compete Read more about Meeting: October 20, 2016 Job Readiness[…]

Meeting:  September 15, 2016  Nicole Jinn, Victor Toh, Talie

 This meeting was an opportunity for SPS members to speak about their interests and experiences. We had three speakers – Nicole Jinn, who spoke from her experience, about advocacy and gender imbalance, and employment issues; Victor Toh, who spoke about his business, “Capability Club”, providing life skills training for ASD children;  and Talie, who spoke Read more about Meeting:  September 15, 2016  Nicole Jinn, Victor Toh, Talie[…]

On Inclusion

 Can Inclusion be Exclusion? Is it possible that the big umbrella of “Inclusivity” cannot, at times, capture the numbers of individuals trying to squeeze under it?  That it simply cannot be broad enough to keep everyone dry, and that many people at the fringes will get wet? Is the attempt to be “all inclusive”, exclusionary? Read more about On Inclusion[…]

Meeting: July 22, 2016 Charitable Status, Fundraising & Advocacy

The following Mission Statement was adopted: Who We Are: A non-profit volunteer group supporting atypical & Autism Spectrum post-high school adults and their families. Our goal is independence for our supported adults; therefore, our focus is on the following issues as key to achieving this goal: Employment, Post-Secondary Education, Housing, Finances, and Life & Social Read more about Meeting: July 22, 2016 Charitable Status, Fundraising & Advocacy[…]

Conference: Thinking Like A Movement. April 10-14, 2016

My reflections on the Thinking Like a Movement Conference that I wanted to I bring back to Square Peg Society. This Conference was sponsored jointly by BACI, PosAbilities and InclusionBC, and hosted by Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack.  It was formulated around the ideas in Al Etamanski’s  Book, “Impact: Six Patterns to Spread your Social Read more about Conference: Thinking Like A Movement. April 10-14, 2016[…]

Meeting: April 21, 2016 Community Living BC Funding Eligibility Criteria

Our speaker was Douglas Lee, a clinical behavioral psychologist, the Clinical Director at Behavioural Solutions Inc., who as part of his practice, also conducts eligibility assessments for Community Living BC (CLBC). Dr. Lee played a crucial role in developing the eligibility criteria for Community Living BC (CLBC) programs; he was on committees which established the Read more about Meeting: April 21, 2016 Community Living BC Funding Eligibility Criteria[…]

Sun Run, April 17, 2016

  Congrats to Nima, who ran in a blistering time of 43:12! A respectable finish for all – Fred, 51:27; Mahmoud, 53:20; Sam, 1:05 18; Joette, 1:06; Aaron, 1:06 55; Laya, 1:18 21; Sue, 1:22 26; Alex, 1:25 42; Janet, 1:45 47; Janet W, 1:47 31.

March 17, 2016 Meeting: Legal & Financial Planning

Halldor K Bjarnason – Access Law Group Barrister and Solicitor Specializing in Disability Trust Planning, halldor@accesslaw.ca  604.697.0231 Tina Cheung – Vancity Wealth Planner Sonesh Chikhlia – Vancity Wealth Planner Registered Disability Savings Plan Tina Cheung spoke briefly on the federal Registered Disability Savings Plans. RDSPs can be established for your individual with a disability at Read more about March 17, 2016 Meeting: Legal & Financial Planning[…]