Shared Learning Forum: Resources In Our Community, with L'Arche Toronto Trying it on For Size and the Individualized Funding Library.
About this Event
9:30am-10:00am: Hospitality and networking (Coffee and delicious pastries!)
10:00am-12:00pm: Presentations- Resources In Our Community
Amanda Hickey, L'Arche Toronto Trying it on For Size (TIFS): A program that gives Adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to “try” living on their own. It is an innovative well-rounded approach to exploring how to live independently. Through a person-centered curriculum and experiential learning, participants increase their confidence and their capacity to discover their own places of belonging. Amanda Hickey, TIFS Program Leader, has over 20 years of experience working with people with intellectual disabilities. She has been a member of L'Arche Toronto for 10 years.
Barry Issacs and Michelle Petrides, Individualized Funding Library: Over the past two years, Surrey Place along with project partners Community Living Toronto, Developmental Services Ontario-Toronto Region, and Family Service Toronto have been working with adults with developmental disabilities, families and agencies across Ontario to develop the Individualized Funding Library or IF Library for short. This project was made possible through funding of the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. The goal of the IF Library is to provide education and resources to people with developmental disabilities, their families and agency providers to better understand how to access and use individualized funding in Ontario. The IF Library provides users with easy read explanations about the important topics related to Individualized Funding, along with links to resources that will provide more detailed information and videos. The website also features an interactive Planning Guide relevant to all ages. The guide provides information on tools and resources on a variety of topics related, planning, accessing services and supports, funding and other financial assistance.