A list of recent events organized by or in partnership with IAI across Ontario. If you are interested in those workshops and would like to host and organize them for your community please contact us.
Planning for a Good Life with Life Course
Workshop hosted by IAI and Extend-A-Family on November 29th, 2017 in Toronto.
Presented by Jane St. John from Missouri Family to Family.
The workshop offered visual tools to assist families to plan for the loved ones through the years. Life Course tools help to develop a vision, identify supports in the community, specify the steps needed to build a good life and assist families with advocacy.
Yes, My Child Belongs. Starting the Conversation: Strategies & Supports for Inclusive Education
Workshop offered by the Toronto IAI chapter on November 16th and November 29th, 2017.
Share Your Voice! Share Your Family’s Lived Experience with Special Education Supports
An interactive family forum organized by the Windsor-Essex Family Network on November 1-2, 2017.
Planning for the Life Course
Workshop offered by IAI on June 17th in Toronto.
The workshop presented strategies and techniques of setting life goals and objectives for our children. The participants had a chance to learn and apply specific tools to help them plan for a more meaningful life in their community, with friendships and choice and control over where to live and how to spend their days. The tools can be used both in the IEP setting and as a long-term guidance. We plan to make this workshop available in other cities.
The event was combined with the IAI Annual General Membership Meeting.
Language & Literacy Instruction for Students with Complex Needs in the Inclusive Classroom
Organized in Elmira on April 11, 2017.
This workshop explored evidence-based strategies to ensure that ALL students can develop their language and literacy skills through their exposure to - and participation in - the regular curriculum. New instructional approaches are combined with the simplest of inexpensive technologies to create new opportunities for learning for all students.
Building Natural Supports
Organized by Extend-A-Family on Oct 22nd, 2016 in Toronto.
The workshop assisted in thinking of practical ways we can broaden our daughters’/sons’ relationships and social circles. It focused on considering the day to day opportunities to encourage coming together to create relationship opportunities.
Strategies to Build Natural and Peer Supports in School and within the Community
Organized by IAI and Community Living Kingston, on June 4th, 2016 in Kingston.
Presented by Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift.
The speakers explored how to build natural support strategies to foster deeper inclusion and participation in school and community. They examined the difference between “peer helpers” versus natural peer supports and thought about mutually beneficial support arrangement.
The workshop was combined with the IAI Annual General Membership Meeting.