Common Ground - Nov 30th
- Parent Category: Events
- Published on Monday, 13 February 2012 15:40
WINDREACH COMMON GROUND 2012
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY CONFERENCE
Friday 30 November 9am to 4pm OR
Saturday 1 December 9am to 12 noon
Promote and demonstrate WindReach as a leader in providing opportunities and services for people with special needs of all ages and by demonstrating how we support the mission of many organizations, families and individuals in Bermuda.
1- To bring together at WindReach representatives from our wide range of current and potential user group contacts and influencers to learn about our programmes and activities.
2- To offer seminars and lectures on timely and topical subjects to all attendees by well recognized leaders/speakers in their respective fields.
Our Common Ground:
Over the past 13 years, over 60 organizations and hundreds of families and individuals have been coming together at WindReach to achieve our respective missions and life goals.
Key programmes at WindReach have played a significant role in this achievement: Work Experience, Therapeutic Riding, Adaptive Sports, Day Visits, Music Enrichment and Overnight Accomodation.
To further build on our contribution, WindReach will be hosting our second annual professional development conference on November 30th and December 1st , 2012 at our facility on Spice Hill Road.
Opening remarks by The Hon. Dame Jennifer Smith, DBE, JP, DHumL, MP
This conference will provide you with an opportunity to focus on current issues within the special needs community. In particular, our keynote speaker, Dr. Stuart Shanker, will present valuable and practical information about
“Understanding the Nature of Self Regulation”
Dr. Stuart Shanker
Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, York University, President, Council for Early Child Development, Director, Milton and Ethel Harris Research Initiative
Snoezelen – A sensory approach to improving quality of life
Barbara McComack, Vice President, Flaghouse, Canada
Why horses? An introduction to the benefits of therapeutic riding
Kate Terceira, WindReach Therapeutic Riding Manager, CTRI, BHSAI
Work Experience – building a life to reflect the individual’s talents, strengths and values
Shari Scott, MOT, OTR
Adaptive Sports – impact beyond the playing field
Troy Farnsworth, WindReach Adaptive Sports Coordinator, BSc OT
Caring for the Caregiver
Who should attend?
- Clinical professionals
- Representatives from organizations working with the special needs and seniors community
- Parents, Guardians and Caregivers
- Individuals interested in learning more about WindReach
- Members of the special needs and seniors community
What you will take away:
This conference will provide you with an opportunity to:
- Focus on current issues within the special needs community
- Discover the programmes and facilities available at WindReach
- Learn more about how WindReach can impact the mission of your organization, your family or you as an individual
View our Conference Schedule
For more information call 238 2469 and speak to Erica Fulton, Executive Director, or email