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April 28th, 2016

Here are a few of the great stories published on Self Advocate Net over the past month. Visit the homepage under Our Stories to read more stories, and check back often as new stories are published weekly. A profile of Kayla McDonald Productions – “I am a videographer who creates stunning, short films and promotional

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Jamie’s Story: How individualized funding helped a hockey player reach his personal best

April 21st, 2016

Lynne Barisoff’s son Jamie became a local celebrity after individualized funding helped him keep his stick on the ice. Today he works, cooks, keeps a balanced bank account and, that’s right, plays hockey, doing the things he values in life. The family has the flexibility to change his services when they feel like it. And

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BC Bus Pass Clients to Receive Compass Card in April 2016

April 20th, 2016

Government has taken action to ensure everyone who holds a BC Bus Pass will continue to have access to public transit systems across the province now that TransLink has closed its fare gates. There are about 100,000 people who have a subsidized BC Bus Pass and almost 80% of them live within the TransLink service

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Conference brings self advocate leaders together

April 19th, 2016

On March 31, 2016, self advocates from the Simon Fraser and Vancouver regions came together to enjoy a day of presentations, workshops, and art. The Self Advocate Leadership conference was a full-day event with over 60 self advocates in attendance and presentations by self advocates focused on employment, leadership, community, self-advocacy, and goal achievement. Empowering

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Individualized funding allows Maureen to make hiring decisions and take financial control over the supports she receives

April 15th, 2016

The idea of being her own individualized funding agent came naturally

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