What you need to know: Visioning and planning for life after high school (virtual 2 part workshop for Central Alberta residents)
Inclusion Alberta and Capabilities Connections are pleased to present this free two evening workshop for Central Alberta area families: What you need to know: Visioning and planning for life after high school
As children get older and become adults, there are many new decisions and challenges that families experience in thinking of life immersed in community. People with developmental disabilities and their families need to consider what life looks like after graduation and where in community they will live, study, work and play. Planning for what life will look after high school and into early adulthood requires families to craft a compelling vision for a meaningful life. Experience tells us that a clearly crafted vision is one of the most potent and helpful means of ensuring a whole and inclusive life for your loved one with developmental disabilities. A clear vision serves as a guiding light, helps people stay focused and safeguard a life from a special and separate pathway. No matter someone’s age or stage of life, crafting or refining a future vision of a good life is a necessity.
This two-part workshop will provide an overview of crafting a life-enhancing vision and describe the initial plans and actions needed to move forward. This workshop will provide information on strategies for developing a network, taking a person’s strengths and interests and turning them into possibilities for meaningful employment, inclusive-post-secondary or recreation opportunities in the community, including the possibility of moving for study or work. In particular, how the flexibility and creativity allowed for by FMS can be used to the advantage of families and their family members with developmental disabilities. We encourage you to attend both sessions, as they are meant to be one workshop.