The Parent’s Group of Community Living Brant held an information session for families with John Lord in September. John Lord is a community researcher, author, and founder of the Centre for Community Based Research in Kitchener. John has published widely on innovative community supports for vulnerable citizens and speaks wide about the “New Story”.  This was a great evening of discussion, story-telling and conversation about how we make community connections, expand social networks, and plan for a meaningful future for people.

We were also honoured to have a special guest, Ryo Suzuki, Associate Professor at the University of the Ryuykus in Japan, join us to learn about how services and supports have involved in Ontario.  It was a great conversation about the differences and similarities between two different countries and cultures in supporting people who have a developmental disability.

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