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Gateway Association May 1, 2020 Newsletter! 

At a Glance:  

  • Upcoming Campaign 

  • Not Eligible for PDD? Now What? Online 

  • Gateway Hosts Online  

  • Workshops 

  • Community Information

We Can Do this Together!   #inittogether

The idea for this Awareness Campaign came about with parents sharing their experiences of isolation during our Wednesday Conversation Café. Our family members living with disabilities are experts when it comes to social distancing and feeling isolated; they have lived it in various ways throughout their lives. Therefore, our families can share strategies with others who are experiencing the results of Covid19 and being challenged with social and physical distancing.

We will bring forward the positive messages on how we can do this, how we can do it together, and we hope you can share them to help us bring awareness!

We are #inittogether look for stories about families on the following:
Caregivers that find out their teen is not PDD eligible immediately think “What do we do next?”. These online events are for you!

About this Event

There are a growing number of young individuals with disability that do not meet the eligibility criteria for Persons with Developmental Disability (PDD) supports. Foremost on mind of caregivers is the question “What do we do next?”. Transitioning into adulthood is not always limited to transitioning to adult services. It takes a vision with ideas, community resources and tools for community building, to co-develop a meaningful and inclusive life for the individual- the transition resource fair aims to facilitate just that.

Who could attend?

 Parents

 Family Members

 Foster Parents

 Guardians

 Kinship Supports

 Professional Caregivers

 

Where can I get more details?

 See attached poster

 Eventbrite

 Gateway Association Newsletter for an updated agenda (email info@gatewayassociation.ca to subscribe)

Every Wednesday there will be a new topic!  You can sign in at 1pm or 7pm! 
 

Gateway Hosts Online 

May 6: 
Wendy King is the CEO and the dedicated compassionate force behind Aim Nursing Services. Aim offers a unique approach to managing future health needs and supports individuals with Guardianship and Trusteeship Applications, AISH applications, AISH appeals, FSCD to PDD funding etc. Wendy will make a short presentation on Guardianship and Trusteeship - differences between private and public, types, application process, things to look out for, problem solving, etc. A Q&A will follow the presentation. 

Register for May 6th - 1 PM
Register for May 6th - 7PM
May 13: 
With over 20 years of continuous service in the Human
Services sector, Jenan Nasserdeen has extensive experience supporting and advocating for Alberta’s most vulnerable population. She specializes in the areas of trauma, addiction, gang affiliation and sexual exploitation. Jeanan will share Mental Health and Addiction Resources in Greater Edmonton Area that are available to individuals not eligible for PDD. Jenan will tackle each resource individually: What is the resource? What platform is the resource available on? What is the target audience/demographic for the resource? What is the organization's process previously and now during Covid? 
Register for May 13th - 1 PM
Register for May 13th - 7PM
Dates Available
Click to Register: May 14th - 6pm
Click to Register: May 23rd - 9am
Click to Register: May 25th - 6pm
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