Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova)

It's My History Too! Activity Workbook 2: Supporting Self-Advocacy Passport (2013)

This workbook is part of a program designed to help people with developmental disabilities learn how to advocate for themselves, and to help their allies learn how to support their self-advocacy. The program was developed by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) in Calgary, Alberta.

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2013-10-28

It's My History Too! Activity Workbook 1: Self-Advocacy Passport (2012)

A self-advocacy training program for youth and adults with disabilities

This workbook is part of a video-based training program developed to help youths and adults with developmental disabilities, and the people who support them, learn more about self-advocacy. The program was developed by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) in Calgary, Alberta.

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2013-10-21

It's My History Too! Facilitator's Guide (2013)

My History, Our Future - A self-advocacy training program for youth and adults with disabilities & ally training program for their supporters

This facilitation guide is part of a video-based training program created for youth and adults with developmental disabilities to learn how to be self-advocates, and for their allies to learn how to best support self-advocacy. Allies are support workers, relatives, friends, or other members of an individual’s support network who help facilitate self-advocacy.

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2013-10-17

I Want a Home (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

This booklet is part of a series developed by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova), based in Calgary, Alberta, for people with low English literacy skills.

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2012-04-30

How to Prepare for an Emergency (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

This is one in a series of easy-to-read booklets prepared by the Calgary-based Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

The authors define an emergency and provide examples of difference types of emergencies. They explain how to make an emergency plan; how to make an emergency kit; and what to do to make the home safer.

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2012-04-10

Anxiety (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

This booklet is part of a series developed for people with low English literacy skills.

The authors discuss the difference between anxiety and fear, and between feeling anxious upon occasion and having an anxiety disorder. They offer suggestions to help people deal with anxiety on their own and explain where to turn if those steps are not enough.

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2012-04-02

Alcohol Use: It is your choice! (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

Prepared by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) in Calgary, Alberta, this booklet is part of a series designed for people with low English literacy skills.

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2012-02-27

Addictions in the Home (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

This is one of a series of easy-to-read booklets prepared by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

This booklet is aimed at a disabled person whose helper may be addicted to alcohol, drugs or gambling. The authors describe the signs of addiction; how the helper’s addiction affects the disabled person; and where to go for help.

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2012-02-27

Grieving after a loss (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

This is one in a series of booklets prepared by the Calgary-based Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

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2012-02-21

What to Know When You Eat in a Restaurant (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

This is one in a series of easy-to-read booklets prepared by the Calgary-based Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova), formerly known as the Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI).

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2012-02-13

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