Within the current structure of services for families and caregivers, it has been my observation over the years,
both as a professional and now as a caregiver, that receiving the appropriate service to meet the
corresponding need within a reasonable time frame can be challenging.
It is therefore important to me to collaborate with community organizations in an effort to meet the needs of parents, families, caregivers, professionals and educators who are supporting someone who has diverse needs.
In line with my long term mission at Uni-Diversity, collaborations with community organizations can help make
my services available to anyone, no matter their social status, age, race, role or other.
I offer several possibilities for collaborations that are available to community organization personnel,
and to the community that they service.
This collaboration provides workshops for community organization staff and/or their communities who are looking to learn more information and discuss how to practically and realistically address the needs of someone when you are in the role of caring, parenting or educating.
This collaboration provides opportunities for communities to sit together and share vulnerability, truth, and ideas combined, with the intention of helping participants feel a little less alone, and a little more prepared to realistically take action and make changes in the day to day reality of supporting someone else.
This collaboration is for community organizations looking for ideas and support for their programming for how to manage specific situations, including dealing with difficult and aggressive behaviour, using alternative methods of communication, changes in behaviour, inappropriate behaviour, teaching specific skills etc.
This collaboration provides presentations and workshops for community organization staff and/or their communities who are looking to understand more about what autism is, the real life impact, and individual roles of accepting, interacting and including autistic individuals.