Date(s) - December 9, 2021
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
This 2-part workshop will be held over Zoom. Each session will be 3 1/2 hours long.
Workshop description: This two-session workshop engages participants with our fundamental, shared need for freely-given friendships. People with disabilities usually have most of their relationships through human service programs and with their families. While such relationships are important, the hard reality is that most disabled people have few, or even no, freely-given friendships outside of these groups. For such relationships to begin to grow, someone needs to take the initiative to issue an invitation. To address this reality, others need to become the “askers”–the inviters–into relationship. This workshop will provide potential inviters with a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the current situation, including in this time of pandemic. It will also provide guidance and practice on effectively fulfilling the role of inviter.
Sponsors: The Southern Ontario Training Group and Extend-A-Family Toronto
Presenters: Tom Doody, Kelley Auclair, Katie Driscoll, Phoebe Goodman, Nate Johnson, Jack Yates
Registration: Please contact Judith Sandys at firstname.lastname@example.org