Self Advocate Net shares stories from across B.C.

SAN-FebpageHere are a few of the great stories published on Self Advocate Net over the past month, including Natalie’s story about job searching. Visit the homepage under Our Stories to read more stories, and check back often as new stories are published weekly.

My Job Search
By Natalie Fortin
During my first year in the program I went to many different places for work experience, learning many different things about all kinds of work, as well as myself. Click here to read the full story.

My thoughts on inclusion
By Julie Carlson
In this video story, Julie, who is a new columnist for Self Advocate Net, shares her thoughts on what inclusion means to her. Click here to watch.

Becoming a Vision Mate with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind
By Krystian Shaw
This gives me a more rewarding life by helping others to gain as much independence in life as possible. Click here to read the full story.

If you are interested in submitting a story idea, or you know a self advocate with an interesting story idea, visit the “Submit Your Story Idea” page on Self Advocate Net to fill out the short on-line suggestion form.

Each month, publishes stories highlighting the contributions, abilities and leadership of self advocates and people with diverse abilities from around B.C. The site was started almost 15 years ago by two self advocate leaders in the Fraser Valley, Bryce Schaufelberger and Joe Rickley, who continue to run the site, now with support from CLBC’s Editorial Board. You can visit here, and also click here to read more about the history of the site.

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