Okanagan Community Accessibility Navigator
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September 2015

In This Issue

  • Starbright Children's Development Centre
  • Special Olympics British Columbia
  • Steps Forward

Every month the Community Accessibility Navigator will highlight several programs or services that enhance the lives of individuals who have a physical, cognitive or sensory disAbility. Join us in helping to promote the good work that is being done and share with individuals interested in healthy adaptive active living activities.
 This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the 

People In Motion is gearing up for another season of Adaptive Sports and Recreation, registration for Wheelchair Basketball and Power Wheelchair Soccer will begin mid September.  Registration for our Adaptive Snow Sports will start mid October, for details on how to register please visit our website.

Creating a good life for People with disAbiltities and special needs          
         is the HEART of what we do!!!
People In Motion - Promoting Accessibility and Celebrating Abilities 
Picture courtesy of Starbright Children's Development Centre.

Operating in the Okanagan since 1966, the Starbright Children's Development Centre in downtown Kelowna has offered services to families with children who have special needs. The centre works with children as young as infants and as old as thirteen-years-old in a variety of programs that include occupational therapy, speech langauge therapy, and an autism program. For more information on their programs and where your child may fit, please give them a call.
Photo courtesy of Team Canada - Special Olympics.

With the Special Olympics coming to a close last month in Los Angeles, California, a renewed interest in accessible sports seems to have followed in its wake. The Kelowna branch of Special Olympics British Columbia (SOBC) is eager to get started on its programs, and while their fall registration date was August 30, there's still an opportunity to signup for programs that aren't yet full. SOBC offers a variety of winter, summer, and year-round sports for eager athletes as well as several youth programs. 

For more information about registration and programs, please email SOBC at
Photo courtesy of My Modern Met.

September always means the start of school, and this year many students are heading back to university courtesy of Steps Forward. Steps Forward is an organization that helps students with developmental disabilities pursue post-secondary education. They work with the student before they go to one of their six partnered universities as well as during their time on campus. 

Spots in universities for Steps Forward participants can be limited. For more information, please fill out the request form on the Steps Forward website.

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