Leaving Home: Challenging Transitions for Adults with Special Needs ‒ Karla Berbrayer

By Liz Pearl @PK Press

Karla Berbrayer — of Winnipeg

Hold the date: Thursday May 2, 2019 @7:30pm @DANI-Toronto

This Informative and inspiring presentation is intended for families, educators, advocates, volunteers and agency personnel. Open to the community. The presentation will be followed by Q & A.

Introduced by Liz Pearl, Editor of Living Legacies – A Collection of Personal Narratives by Canadian Jewish Women—Volumes I-Vii (PK Press).

My Journey from living at home to living in a Reena Residence. —Talia Flanzraich

Talia Flanzraich — of Toronto

Talia will speak about her recent experience of transitioning from living at home into a Reena residence. Talia has Aspergers Syndrome, and she has experienced anxiety and binge eating. She has a tremendous passion for helping others with disabilities. Talia’s dream is to become an author and a life coach.

Karla Berbrayer is a Winnipeg parent whose son is living in supported residential housing. As an advocate for independent living for special needs adults, she speaks in a variety of forums, giving the personal perspective.

Professionally, Karla is the Founding Producer of the Music ‘N’ Mavens series at the Rady JCC in Winnipeg, which she has helmed for over twenty years. She is also Founding Producer of the Israeli Concert Series and Music Producer for Tarbut: Festival of Jewish Culture at the Rady JCC.

She is an invited member of the New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN), the only network in North America dedicated to supporting the advancement of Jewish music and performing arts. Karla is the Past President of the Jewish National Fund—Manitoba branch. Karla was Vice President of the Board of Community Respite Services, Manitoba, and sat on the Special Needs Steering Committee of Winnipeg’s Jewish Federation. She is presently a Board Member of the Winnipeg Theatre Awards.

Liz Pearl, M.Ed, Educator, Facilitator, Editor and Blogger, and a member of OAPPCC. Her interests include: Psychogeritarics, Expressive Arts Therapy, Personal Narratives and Legacy Writing Workshops. Liz is the Founder and Director of PK Press‒published collections of personal narrative writing, including mini-memoirs and legacy writing. PK Press includes seven published volumes of the Living Legacies Series. Liz has worked in the GTA in long term care and in the community—specialized programs include: Creative Movement and Music, Stroke Recovery, Wellness, Caregiver Support, Move and Mingle, Mini-Memoir and Legacy Writing. Currently, Liz is developing a succinct blog platform for her Pearls of Wisdom.

Thursday May 2, 2019: 7:30-9:00 pm @ the DANI Centre / refreshments served

$5.00/ person / limited space; RSVP required

ssokol@dani-toronto.com 905 889 3264 ext. 226

For more informationabout DANI’s visit https://dani-toronto.com/

A Hand-up. Not a Hand Out.


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