We have collected links to videos from a variety of organizations that have been created on various topics relating to persons with a disability
An introduction to Relationships – Susan Beauyni speaks of her experience as parent in building networks. Her daughter and family have benefited from a personal support network that is over 20 years old.
Fostering Authentic Relationships – Valerie Tih and Susan Beayni are parents of children with disabilities speak of their common passion creating a world where everyone has unlimited opportunities to participate in their community and to build authentic relationships with others.
Community and Contribution
Introduction to Community and Contribution – Lynn is concerned about her adult son. For years he followed the same routines and was often alone. She now believes he has many options and a lot to contribute to the community and those around him.
A Rich Full Life – In this excerpt from Dance in the Shadow, a documentary that captures the unfolding life of Rebecca, Doug Cartan, a longtime friend of the Beayni family, explains why he views Rebecca’s life as so remarkable and the important lessons she’s taught him over time. To view the full documentary, visit the Doc Zone.
Independent Facilitation: A powerful tool for change – This video, produced by Facile Perth in partnership with Facile Waterloo and Partners for Planning, walks families through the stages of independent facilitation and highlights a key element in any successful facilitation process: a focus on the desires, goals, and dreams of the individual above all else.
Social Media and People with Disabilities – Lisa Lehmann presents an overview of various social media networks, with a focus on building online networks to enhance community engagement and create a level playing field. Commonly used social media platforms and the most appropriate sites for users are identified. Specifics about what to expect from social media for people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) are explored. Co-sponsored with the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). Presented on October 22, 2013
Options for Home
CBC Sunday Edition Documentary House of Dreams – The house is nothing to look at. It’s a mid-century red brick bungalow, with a single driveway and two overgrown trees out front. It stands empty, almost all the time. But one weekend a month, three young men walk in the door and call it home. Each has a severe developmental disability. None will ever be able to live independently.
Introduction to Options for Home – Many parents worry about where their children will live later in life. Patrica Parker, mother of a 42 year-old woman, shares her perspective.
Two Brothers – One Condo – This two-part video series profiles Carey and the home she helped create fr her two adult sons with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Wills and Estate Planning
Introduction to Wills and Estate Planning Vivian Hisey shares her perspective on the importance of estate planning.
Life Insurance Canada | The Importance of Estate Planning – Death and taxes, they are indeed certainties in a person’s life. What better way to handle them than to make sure everything is well-planned.
Critical Legal Questions Facing Families Lawyer Brendon Pooran provides insight into some critical and common issues that many families caring for a vulnerable relative encounter.
The March of Dimes has created a series of videos presented by Graeme Treeby of the “Special Needs” Planning Group where he shares his knowledge about the financial planning for people with disabilities.A March of Dimes Minutes – #12 – Inheritance issues A March of Dimes Minutes – #13 – Henson Trust A March of Dimes Minutes – #14 – Henson Trustee A March of Dimes Minutes – #15 – Henson Benefits
Introduction to Financial Planning – Families have many tools they can use to build a financial plan for their loved one.
The RDSP – Made in Canada – Learn the basics in this short video overview.
The March of Dimes has created a series of videos presented by Graeme Treeby of the “Special Needs” Planning Group where he shares his knowledge about the financial programs for people with disabilities.