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Welcome to the October 101Friends e-newsletter and check out our events!

September 30, 2013
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We’re always excited when David comes to town, and we know we’ll always wave him off at the airport having learned something new.  Please think about joining us!

Things have been busy around the Spectrum Consulting. Collaborative: research, training, press world – lots of great opportunities to facilitate different groups and meet all kinds of people.   I had a great time in Ottawa with an amazing organization called LiveWorkPlay – excellent hosts to me for my thesis research and so interesting to meet self advocates who are doing so many things in their communities.

At the end of the month on October 28th I’ll be on a webinar via Cornell University, talking about “renegotiating reciprocity” as part of the Citizen Centred Leadership sessions.   It looks like you can still register for this.   I was just interviewed with my friends Lorie and Dave Sherritt, self advocate leaders in B.C. People First and members of the Chery’s Star Raft Salons, by our friends Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift for their groundbreaking new series of Conversations that Matter.   Spectrum was proud to be an “early adopter” in this great educational program for agency staff, families and others, and we’re gratified to be included as guests.  Next up: Susan Stanfield!

On October 26th, from 1 – 4, we celebrate Community Living Days our annual Open House, Book Launch and, at 4:15 p.m., our A.G.M.   Scheduled for the day are Sheenagh Morrison with our latest book, Researching Researchers: interviews with researchers about disability, an inclusive research project.  Until the 26th this is available at a pre-sale price.   As well, Peter Bourne will be joining us to perform songs from his new C.D. which we are proud to distribute, If I can help someone today   The talented Ben Simcoe will be doing impressions.  We will be co-hosted by the folks from Cheryl’s Star Raft Salon, and Cheryl and David Wetherow will be giving a short presentation.   At 4 p.m.  we are thrilled to have guest Michelle Goos from Victoria who will be talking briefly about the leadership role of self advocates in the provincial supported employment plan!   We also hear there will be other self advocate authors from our own Spectrum Press and other publishers who will be there to sign books!   There are fun things happening all day!   Join us!

3231 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C.

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