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FSI Learning Explorations ~ Education/School options for children with special health needs
February 16 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PST
SESSION INFO: Join Kay Lever and Darlene Schopman to learn about some options for education for CSHN in BC.
For families and caregivers with children with special health needs (CSHN) and/or medical complexity. Information about education options for CSHN will be presented. Caregivers invited to submit questions/topics in this area prior to the session so the presenter can address them. There will be a Q&A portion. We will not be able to specific answer questions about your child. Team member of BCCH Complex Care will be present to also answer questions if needed.
Kay Lever Teacher, Vancouver School Board, currently teaching at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Areas of expertise: Learning Support, Aboriginal Education Enhancement, High School math. I have also worked as an Infant Development Consultant and a Behaviour Interventionist with children with ASD.
Darlene Schopman is an artist, designer, and architect by profession and is a parent-patient advocate for children with special health needs/medical complexities. She is the proud mother and caregiver of an 11-year-old boy who was the first in the world to be diagnosed with a rare genetic metabolic disease. He sees almost every department at BC Children’s Hospital and requires 24/7 care on all levels. His home basically has an ICU, school, pharmacy, and therapy centre. Darlene manages the hundreds of people involved in his health care and focuses on his right to the best quality of life that he deserves.
Family Support Institute of BC (FSI) is a provincial not-for-profit society committed to supporting families who have a family member with a disability.
FSI is unique in Canada and the only grass roots family to family organization that has a broad volunteer base.
FSI SUPPORTS AND SERVICES ARE FREE TO ANY FAMILY