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Zoom Film Viewing: Kirby's House

Kirby’s House- A film by Rob Viscardis      


For twenty years now, Kirby, who has an intellectual disability, has been living on his own and is thriving in his

quaint little house on a colourful small-town street. He is surrounded by helpful neighbours and a unique support

network that understands the power of community and belonging.

Kirby’s House shows how the dream of a HOME  became a reality about 20 years ago and how Kirby has sustained 

his independence, with support of his family who listened to his wishes, living in his own home with great neighbors

and hiring some of his own support.

Family Support Network Newmarket, Aurora will be showing the film, Kirby’s House through Zoom.

This film was made by Rob Viscardis, an editor and experienced documentary filmmaker. It was shown as part of

the ReFrame film festival in Peterborough.


The short film will be followed by Q & A from Rob, Kirby and Noreene, Kirby’s mom and Linda Viscardis, a parent

whose daughter lives independently.

Discussion will follow on how Direct and Individualised Fundings can help the person live, where they want to live

or if they want housemates.

Please click here to rsvp your attendance and register

The Zoom link will be sent a few days before the showing date.


Date: Tuesday April 9, 2024  at 7pm



Trish Coupal at 10:55 AM
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