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New 2011 updated edition for Alberta now available. Six steps to creating a good life offers clear, practical guidance for planning for the future. It provides information relevant to families within the framework of policy, regulations and practice.
Due to a generous grant from the Alberta Law Foundation copies are available free to families at London Drugs or Plan Calgary.
A Good Life
An instructional guide primarily for families, friends and caregivers of people with disabilities. It offers a step by step guide to creating a plan for the future which provides for the safety, security and well being of people with disabilities. It leads the reader to look beyond professional services and programs in planning for the future and focus on what is needed to create a good life.
The Peace of Mind CD-ROM
A practical and loving guide to help you plan for the future of your relative with a disability. It combines personal stories, testimonials, tips and step-by-step worksheets to get you started on your path to peace of mind.
The Company of Others
Acreative collaboration by author Sandra Shields and photographer David Campion, uniquely captures the spirit and significance of personal networks. Compelling stories and photographs lead the reader on an intimate journey into the lives of five individuals—with no connection to one other and little in common, except in one respect: each person is at the centre of an active social “circle”—a network of caring friends and family whose lives are enriched by the relationship they share. An extraordinary and moving book about the transformative power of family and community.
The Ties That Bind
A National Film Board of Canada production. This critically acclaimed NFB film features Chris Jordan, a spirited 28-year-old man living with multiple disabilities who is fuelled by dreams of independence. His parents set out to create a personal network of caring friends and relatives to support their son in living on his own so that he can survive and flourish long after they have gone. Their preparations are based on the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network model, a delicate and extraordinary process as seen in the film and explored in greater detail in the extras and resource guide on this DVD. To expand your experience of The Ties That Bind, visit www.tiesthatbind.ca, and explore the companion Internet documentary and community engagement project.
Directed and Written by John Ritchie
Producers Rob Bromley and Tracey Friesen
Executive Producer Force Four Entertainment Hugh Beard
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