Training and Learning Resources

Resources from our members

OneAbility seeks to support their members by sharing content that will assist members in their planning. This content is not owned or created by OneAbility nor does OneAbility endorse this content. Organizations should continue to seek guidance from the Provincial Medical Health Officers and seek legal advice and talk to their insurance providers prior to moving forward with returning to programming or operations

 

Accessible Virtual Facilitation Training

 

 

The BC Mindfulness Summit

 

 

The BC Mindfulness Summit, developed in partnership with the British Columbia Association for Living Mindfully (BCALM) is an annual weekend educational event for community members and professionals to develop and enrich their personal and professional mindfulness practices. All will benefit from this opportunity to learn from a group of innovative and seasoned mindfulness practitioners. For more information or to register, click here.

 

 

Resource Guide Launches

 

 

The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC is excited to announce the launch of 3 new resources guides by region for families living with cerebral palsy and complex needs on Vancouver Island and surrounding islands! These guides have been a collaborative effort of over 70 service providers, families, and youth with lived experience across Vancouver Island. The guides are strength focussed and culturally relevant, integrating and drawing on local indigenous knowledge. The guides will help families create their own supportive networks, which in turn will help them thrive!

 

We are hoping this guides becomes a resource to give to the clients and community you serve.

 

Young adults with cerebral palsy have been the facilitators and guidance for these resources guides and have spent 2 years making these guides a possibility. We invite you tojoin us for an hour to celebrate these amazing young adults, as well as gain access to the resource guides.

 

Please join us via Zoom on the date that reflects your region:
 
South: April 12, 12 – 1 pm, Victoria to Cowichan Bay
Mid: April 21, 12 – 1 pm, Duncan to Bowser
North: April 26, 12 – 1 pm, Fanny Bay to Port Hardy

 

 

AIDE Knowledge Exchange Network

 

 

AIDE and partners have created many toolkits, webinars and infographics covering a wide range of topics from education, to housing and beyond specifically for BC.

 

Below is a link to the Overview created:

 

Link: https://aidecanada.ca/learn/asd-id-core-knowledge/british-columbia-collection
Website: https://aidecanada.ca/

 

Other helpful resources included on the website are

 

  • a free, nation-wide lending library
  • a database of articles and research summaries focused on autism and/or intellectual disability 
  • a national map of autism and/or intellectual disability programs and services
  • a calendar of events, including on-demand streaming of past recorded webinars, 

 

and several other features that we hope will be very valuable to our community. The direction and applications of the site were developed after many months of community consultations, quantitative surveys and focus groups with autistic self-advocates, parents, family members, service providers and educators.

 

A Guide to Dental Care for Children with Autism

 

 

 

Autistic children are likely to suffer many more oral health problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, and dental injury than children without autism. On top of that, sensory sensitivities also make effective oral hygiene routines and visits to the dentist challenging.

 

Knowing this, Byte has recently published an educational guide on dental care for neurodivergent children. You can find that guide on their website.

 

A Story-Based Practical Resource for Coaches and Coach Educators in Disability Sport

 

 

An interdisciplinary team of researchers (with expertise in quality participation and coaching in disability sport) have produced a creative nonfiction (i.e., an evidence-informed short story) titled ‘From One Coach to Another: A Story of Transformational Coaching in Disability Sport’. This learning tool was created for and can be used by disability sport coaches in entry level and developmental coaching domains. The tool is meant to demonstrate and provide information about coach behaviours that facilitate quality experiences for athletes with disabilities. 

 

Coaches play a key role in shaping the sport experiences of athletes with a disability, representing an important point of intervention for enhancing the quality of athletes’ experiences in disability sport. Evidence-informed learning tools for coaches of athletes with disabilities are necessary not only for coach education, but for the potential to impact athletes’ experiences and outcomes. 

 

View the short story and accompanying question guide at: https://bit.ly/30uXTNr

 

AccessNow is sharing accessibility information about places around the world.
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Visit https://accessnow.com to learn more or download the app on the App Store or Google Play Store.

 

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AccessNow is sharing accessibility information about places around the world.
Search for specific places like a restaurant, hotel or store, or browse the map and see what is nearby with the accessibility features you require.  If info isn’t already on the map, you can add it yourself and contribute to our worldwide community.   Filter the map by category and tags and find the access that you need now.

 

Visit https://accessnow.com to learn more or download the app on the App Store or Google Play Store.

 

Click Here to access the Free Accessible Virtual Facilitation Training

 

 

Free Accessible Virtual Facilitation Training

 

 

Click Here to access the Free Accessible Virtual Facilitation Training

Impact of the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic on the Movement Behaviours of Children and Youth with Disabilities an dRecommendations for Building Back Better Healthy Movement Opportunities

 

 

The movement behaviours – physical activity, recreational screen time and sleep – of children and youth with disabilities (CYD) have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The decline in physical activity from pre-pandemic levels is further compounded by the unique barriers to physical activity that CYD experience. The following resources address how COVID-19 has impacted the movement behaviours of CYD, highlight the importance of families of CYD in encouraging healthy movement behaviours, and share considerations for organizations that facilitate sport and physical activity programming on how to better support CYD and their families:
  
More resources can be found at https://bit.ly/3qnSwdS.