THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Dreams Can Come True

Nick has an official statement of life goals and dreams – it’s called his Person Directed Plan.  For the last four years, that document has contained the following words: “My long term goal is to travel to a far destination where an overnight sleep is required.”  Nick’s pain management or technical problems with the handicap ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Transition Planning for Your Child with Special Needs: Ten Top Tips

I’m sitting in Langley, British Columbia, and when I look out my hotel window, I see the skyline punctuated with the tips of pine trees.  Mountains are snow-capped in the background.  I’m here for the “Family Focus Conference” of the Langley Association for Community Living and I spoke this morning on the theme of the ...