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A day with Norman Kunc & Emma Van der Klift

Picture of Norman and Emma

Picture of Norman and Emma

Helping individuals with disabilities and their families live rich and meaningful lives in their communities.

A day with Norman Kunc & Emma Van der Klift

Family Leadership and Community Living Welland Pelham have arranged for a wonderful presentation to be held Saturday, April 11 at the Riverstone Event Centre, 414 River Road, Welland.

Family Leadership is a group of families who are interested in promoting and advocating for an inclusive community for everyone, a community where all of our family members are welcomed and have opportunities for real lives.

We have had the opportunity to listen to and speak with Norman Kunc and Emma van der Klift and we know that you will be moved and challenged by their presentation.  

Thanks to some funding which we were able to obtain, there will be no cost to you or your family members to attend this outstanding event.

We hope to see you there, we know that you will find it well worth the time you take from your busy schedule.

Norman Kunc has worked for more than 30 years on issues of equity, human rights, and inclusion. He and his wife, Emma Van der Klift, have a private practice in counselling and mediation in Vancouver, B.C. They travel extensively throughout North America and abroad providing in-service and training to school districts, human service agencies, employers and advocacy groups. Their work is completely unique in the field and we are lucky to have both of them coming to speak with us.  

Norm and Emma speak with passion and humour and they will challenge your perception of disability!


Norm and Emma believe that the most significant barriers confronting people with disabilities are rooted in the preconceived negative perceptions about disability that exist in society and in the "helping professions." Specifically, they believe that there is an unintentional but strong desire to “fix people” throughout the fields of special education, rehabilitation and behavioural support that inadvertently imposes an identity of inadequacy in the people being supported and in their families.

"Respectful support begins with the recognition that individuals with disabilities are not abnormal or deficient but, instead, reflect the normal diversity of the human community."

  

Date: Saturday April 11, 2015
Time: Registration and coffee at 9:30
Presentation 10:00am – 4:00pm (Lunchwill be provided)
Place: Riverstone Event Centre, 414 River Road, Welland

R.S.V.P : Maureen Roy maureenroy@cogecco.ca, or Laurie Frandsen lauriefrandsen@ymail.com

Download a copy of the flyer here!




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April 11 20145 Flyer (222.25 KB)


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Welland, Ontario, L3B 5A4
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