Enhancing the Lives of Children & Youth with Disabilities Conference


 Enhancing the Lives of Children and Youth with Disabilities

 The City of London’s Accessibility Advisory invites parents of children and youth with disabilities, their friends, family members and caregivers, service providers, and others interested in disability issues to our annual conference.  Older youth with disabilities are encouraged to attend (please identify any accommodations required).  The conference is not suitable for younger children and regrettably childcare is not available.


When:             Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Time:              8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Where:            Four Points Sheraton, 1150 Wellington Road South, London, Ontario

Cost:               $20


General Speakers include:

Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission

Alfred Spencer, Director, Accessibility Directorate of Ontario

Ivana Petricone, Executive Director, ARCH Disability Law Centre


There will also be six interactive workshops focusing on issues such as:

Education; Transitional age youth; Estate Planning – ‘The Hensan Trust’; Disclosure, Avoiding Burnout and Creating meaningful social interactions for your child.


Throughout the day numerous exhibitors will be available to answer questions, provide information about resources, services and opportunities relevant to children and youth with disabilities and their families.  Various agencies, programs and organizations will be on-hand to answer your questions about education, recreation, finances, legal and community resources, technology and much more.

Exhibitors will be available from 8:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the hotel passageway and adjoining rooms.

Please visit the conference webpage:  http://www.accessibility.london.ca/children_youth_2011.htm for complete details on Registration, Accommodations, Transportation, list of Sponsors and Exhibitors, etc.

Registration includes lunch and refreshments.

ASL interpreters will be on site.


Scent-neutral event:

To make this conference accessible to those with chemical sensitivities, this event is scent-neutral.  We ask all participants to refrain from perfumes, colognes, strong soaps/shampoos or any additional scents on the day of the conference.  NOTE: Soaps and cleaning supplies used by the hotel may be scented.


Hotel Bedrooms:

For attendees wishing to stay overnight, you may reserve a room by calling the hotel at 519-681-0600 or by visiting their website at www.fourpoints.com

Contact us: 

For information contact the Accessibility Advisory Committee:

By Email:        accessibility@london.ca

By Phone:      519-661-2500  Ext: 0835

By TTY:           519-661-4889

Organized by the City of London’s Accessibility Advisory Committee.


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