Evening Speaker Series- KW Hab

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25th November 2020

DATE: Wednesday, November 25 , 2020
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE: Online via ZOOM (A zoom link and password will be sent to those who register.)
COST: Members $5 each, Non-Members $15 each

WWDSS Evening Speaker Series Presents:
How KW Habilitation can Enrich the Lives of People Living with a Disability - Everything you Need to Know!

Presenters: Stacey Mitchell and Lana Higgison

This virtual session will focus on Employment Support, Education and Rec/Leisure options offered through KW Habilitation. Program overviews will be provided to the entire group, followed by a facilitated question and answer period.

KW Habilitation is a local not-for-profit organization that provides a wide range of individualized services and supports to children with any special need and adults with developmental disabilities. A good life is fostered through early learning supports, respite services, residential services, community involvement and employment supports.

Their work is guided by their Vision Statement: “A community where everyone belongs and participates” and by their Mission Statement: “Together with our community, KW Habilitation inspires abilities to enrich the lives of children, youth, adults and families“.

KW Habilitation offers services and supports that can last a lifetime whether you are graduating school, creating a home, looking for work, making friends or looking towards an active retirement.

Stacey Mitchell has worked in several different role within Developmental Services for over 25 years, the last 20 with KW Habilitation. For the past 4 years, she has supervised KW Career Compass, the Employment Supports program at KWH. Developing community partnerships has been a foundation for her work in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce across Kitchener Waterloo.

Lana Higgison has worked in a number of roles in developmental services for nearly 20 years. For the past 13 years, she has been employed at KW Habilitation. She has worked at a variety of programs; such as Early Learning, Inclusive Living and Day Options, with KWH. For the past two years, Lana has been an Instructor at LEG Up! Though her role has changed over the Covid 19 Pandemic, Lana continues to engage others in learning virtually with fun and interactive online classes.