A commonality of Families Forward is the ongoing relationship with the PDD system. Here, we will actively track the successes and pitfalls of the PDD journey: sharing our stories along the way.
Families Forward is a monthly meeting where families connect with other families, learn from one another, and explore issues that are important to them. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of every month, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Gateway’s Learning Centre (201, 10941 120 st., Edmonton). Please feel free to register and drop in!
About the Facilitators:
Brooke Leifso is an expressive arts practitioner – using art as a tool to build communities. She has worked both professionally, and in the community with non-artists, specifically integrated rehabilitation programs, Youth-in-Care agencies and disability organizations. She has worked extensively with mixed-ability dance group, CRIPSiE and collaborated with Chrysalis in 2017 to build an artist led dance-on-film. She also works in professional theatre and has facilitated community art performances (community led and performed) theatre pieces including Love in the Margins (2015) where CRIPSiE performers discussed love, sex and disability.
Vanja Spiric has experience with disability communities as a volunteer and an advocate. She volunteered to support Families Forward by keeping notes about the sessions and providing logistics support.