Family Support Institute of BC is inviting you to join us for the myBooklet BC zoom session presented by Lydia Kang – the creator of myBooklet BC. Lydia will introduce and showcase the exciting myBooklet BC updates and upgrades coming soon.
If you want to learn how to create a personalized “All About Me” booklet for/with individuals with diverse abilities and their families, this session is for you!
Details of the zoom sessions: If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Kang via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-862-6807.
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What is MyBooklet BC?
MyBooklet BC is a FREE online tool that individuals and families can use to create a beautiful and personalized information booklet (all about me booklet) to store and share their strengths, gifts, goals and much, much more.
MyBooklet BC is one of the PERSONAL SUMMARY options individuals with diverse abilities and their families can use to request services funded by CLBC during their transition process.
Some topics of the zoom section are (but not limited to):
- MyBooklet BC updates – Overview of new myBooklet BC functions and features
- Step-by-step guide and useful tips on how to create your own MyBooklet using the new features
- Sharing lived experience behind the creation and application of MyBooklet BC
- Suggestions on how MyBooklet BC can be used to support individuals with their transition planning
From the Ministry of Children and Family Development
Pamphlet from UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Autism Team also applicable for students with complex needs
Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times
Recreational Respite offers meaningful inclusive activity through one to one recreation therapy respite to children and youth of a variety of ages and complex needs. As of April 1, 2020 they are continuing in person services, as per family’s requests with COVID precautions. They also are offering one to one and small group virtual sessions. They offer services throughout BC: Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Interior, Prince George, Okanagan and beyond. They offer individualized programming based on family and child priorities and needs. Recreational Respite’s supports and services are recognized by public/ministry and private foundations for funding or reimbursement for families who qualify.
To learn more about their services visit: https://recrespite.com/find-us/british-columbia/
Or contact them directly at 1-877-855-7070 or email@example.com.
Voice activated controls, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, are growing in popularity in people’s home, schools and community settings. From requesting music, the weather, date and time, searching the web, to do lists, telling a joke, turning on lights or fans- these are just some of the examples of how individuals are using their devices. These devices can be considered for students with expressive verbal language, that may have a vision impairment and/or motor challenges. Please discuss with your student’s therapists or contact your Inclusion Outreach case manager.
Further skills can be supported in schools through Alexa “skills” or add-ons that are free to download through Amazon.com. Check out this link that summarizes how to obtain Alexa “skills” that can support students to develop executive functioning, note taking, relaxation/regulation and listening comprehension practice: https://www.theottoolbox.com/2017/04/alexa-skills-for-therapy.html?fbclid=IwAR1M7Zc3XputKXhaMrP_D_4CDKgn-zGLU9dNSXny1DfiUqZiVY2_J4aG8MY
Thank you to a teacher in New Westminster for letting us share the Implementation Schedule that he created for a student in his class. We have uploaded it as a word document so you can easily revise to reflect your own student’s schedule
Sample Implementation Schedule
Recreational Respite works with individuals who face barriers to participation in their community due to disability, injury, isolation, chronic illness or disorder. Our skills include being able to identify ways to remove the barriers that exist through various approaches in 1:1 or group settings. We strive for positive change and to reach desired outcomes through person centred recreation. We include the needs, abilities, strengths and interests of every individual we support and every approach we take through recreation. This ensures that targeted goals for mental health, emotional health and physical wellness and life skills are achieved.
We support children, youth, adults and older adults with disabilities, mental health and memory impairment, and their families.
Cheryl’s powerpoint entitled “Out with the Old, In with the New…What do we Do? presented at the Inclusion Outreach District Partner Meeting of April 24th, 2019 in Richmond, BC
C.Warmenhoven iPad Powerpoint Apr2019
Check out Linda Mamer’s videos on how to properly utilize a lightbox for students with vision issues https://vision.alberta.ca/training/onlinemodules/lightbox/
Increasing physical activity in the early childhood years should be a priority for therapists, parents, and teachers. So just do it! Try out these tips to increase physical activity in the early childhood years.
Link to SneakFreaks article Written by Catherine Noonan, PT, DPT, PCS, CEIM
A free online tool that families and people with disabilities can use to create a beautiful and personalized information booklet for a loved one or for themselves.
Check out all the exciting resources produced by various contributors, including Kristen Weins, Inclusion Coach for School District #62
North Star Paths
link to their free downloads North Star Paths – graphics