Here are a few of the great stories published on Self Advocate Net over the past month. Visit the www.selfadvocatenet.com homepage under Our Stories to read more stories, and check back often as new stories are published weekly.
Becoming a Senior Ambassador by Barb Goode – “We are all leaders. Now we are becoming leaders who are also seniors.”
Recap of the B.C. People First Conference – “B.C. People First is a way for many self-advocacy groups to join together and have a voice as leaders, mentors and advocates.”
My job at Community Living BC by Cheryl Fryfield – “I forget sometimes that I have a disability because I get treated with so much respect at work.”
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, SelfAdvocateNet.com 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 SelfAdvocateNet.com here, and also click here to read more about the history of the site.