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FSI Learning Explorations ~ myBooklet BC
May 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Join Rachel Skidmore and Renee Morven on Wednesday May 18th , 2022 at 6:30 pm to learn about myBooklet BC.
SESSION INFO: myBooklet BC is A FREE online tool that families and people with disabilities can use to create a beautiful and personalized information booklet for a loved one or for themselves.
- Are you tired of constantly repeating your “story” to doctors, teachers, therapists, friends and family?
- Do you wish all your important information was in one document?
- Do you wish you could share more than just the medical and diagnostic facts?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ll want YOUR OWN myBooklet now!
• Participants will learn the fundamental functions of myBooklet BC.
• Demonstrates how the tangible take away tips will ease the use of myBooklet BC regarding the entering and formatting of information
• Acquire knowledge on how myBooklet can be used for many different purposes for the benefit of the individual
Rachel Skidmore is a mother of two teen-aged daughters who teach her everyday things that she did not know (now more than ever). The topic of self care and taking respite moments has always been important to her, because she is a single mother and knew that it was in taking these moments that she would be able to give her daughters the best version of herself. Rachel’s youngest daughter requires a lot of personal care and hands-on involvement due to physical and cognitive diversities in addition to a diagnosis of staticus epilepticus, so the idea of “respite” has always meant something outside of the box for her. She never felt she could take extended breaks without making more work for herself, and due to her daughter’s complexities, it has been hard to let go for fear that her daughter’s seizures would be missed by even close family members, so she has found over the past 13 years other ways in which she has found her form of “respite” and what allows her to recharge and keep up the energy to…keep up.
Renee’ Morven comes from the community of New Aiyansh. She has three beautiful children, two sons, and a daughter. Her daughter Hailey, is 16 years old and has Rett Syndrome, seizure disorder, dystonia, and osteopenia. Her experiences brought her to the Family Support Institute, where she has been a volunteer resource parent since 2010. She is very passionate about working with families, as she knows that feeling understood, heard, and acknowledged is important, especially when one feels isolated. Renee’ has been working with FSIBC as Regional Network Coordinator since November 2018. When not working, you can find her out harvesting/wildcrafting wild medicine plants that heal, or out with her family.