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Story Sharing Evening (Topic: Individualized Funding)

Join us on zoom for our . . .  “From My Heart to Yours”  Story Sharing Evening  Monday, May 1, 2023  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm The stories we tell of our experiences both good  and bad are what creates change in the world. “Are you eager to share your experiences with individualized funding  (for example Passports) and get support from someone to write it down?” The Individualized Funding Coalition for Ontario has created an online “Story Space” to  gather stories from self-advocates and families about your struggles and your successes  with individualized funding.  This event is aimed at self-advocates and families who would like assistance  getting their story written down. Kory Earle and Judith McGill will be facilitating this event with the assistance of others. You will be paired up and working that night with  a volunteer that will listen closely to you and  assist you to get your story down in writing. If  you would like, your story can be added to the  “Story Collection” that will be published so  others can read it. Your story can be part of  changing people’s hearts and minds. You can  decide if you will add your name or not, once  your story is written. To register, email  individualizedfundingcoalition@gmail.com   (Please include the names of all who are attending and sharing their story.

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For those who may want to help others at the story writing event on May 1, 2023:  Family leaders, professionals, independent facilitators who may have been thinking about volunteering at this event as a story writer/listener:  Please feel free to email

individualizedfundingcoalition@gmail.com and let IFCO know that you would like to assist someone with their story. You will receive an email with more details.  

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