Monthly Archives: June 2017

Happy Canada Day

    On behalf of Selfadvocatenet.com We would like to wish Happy Birthday 150 Canada. We have came along ways in 150 years for people with diversabilties. We have more acceptance in our communities, more independence and more job opportunities. Hopefully things will continue and get better for people with diversabilties.   Canada 150 Anniversary […]

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NELSON SELF-ADVOCACY GROUP

What is the purpose of a Self-Advocacy Group? The purpose of The Nelson Self-Advocacy Group is to encourage people with disabilities to take more control over their own lives, make their own decisions, solve their own problems, and speak for themselves. We build awareness and education of the strengths, rights, wants, and needs of people […]

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They said I’d never read or write. Now I run a newsletter for Canadians with disabilities.

I had a dream of doing something big that I felt Canada could offer me.’ Canada 2017 ยท June 26 Krystian Shaw publishes his newsletter out of Kamloops, B.C., but the monthly issues are for all Canadians. He shares tips for mental well-being and combats the stigma and discrimination that often impacts people with intellectual, […]

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2X 3 Things

Three things: 1) Ignorance is not bliss 2) Ignorance is never an excuse. 3) Ignorance is almost never the problem. Recently there was an incident in Canada, that I will not link to, where a woman went on a racist rant at a walk in clinic wanting a white doctor who spoke English. Thankfully there […]

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Fog Rukkers

Image description: A coffee hut, made of barn board and a bit of paint sits on the beach in Campbell River with a mixed bunch of tables and chairs.   I spotted Fog Rukkers coffee shop on our first drive through Campbell River on the way to see my father in the hospital. I made […]

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A Picture of My House

Just before leaving on this trip, I mentioned to Ruby, who is now 10 years old, that my father was in the hospital. She stopped and looked at me, “Why didn’t you tell me?” she asked. I told her that she knew he had been in before and he had to go back. “You should […]

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What I’m Doing Today

Guess what I’m doing today? I’m doing a webinar. Guess why I’m excited about it? Glad you asked. Today I’m part of a webinar about an article which was published in the International Journal for Direct Support Professionals, it was about pride, and about the LGBTQ+ community and about how that intersects with the community […]

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Silly O’clock AM

We were up early for the flight. It was complicated figuring out how to do get me to the airport, then Joe back to park the car and then on the shuttle back to meet me where I would be waiting. The complication was of course, timing. So we were up at silly o’clock and […]

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Dads Plain and Simple

Getting ready right now to head to the airport for a quick flight to B.C. for a visit with family. Will see my Dad for the first time, on Father’s Day since I left home at 16. Should have written a blog last night but was busy with so many things associated with moving and […]

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A Sheep in Sheep’s Clothing

Photo will be described in the body of the text of this post.   Sadie proudly pulled out of her school bag the gifts she had made for her dad on Father’s Day. There were a lot of them. She quietly sorted them out so that she could display them properly. I got a chance […]

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