Group Name: Centre for Independent Living – Parenting with a Disability Network (PDN)

Description: Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) CILT is a consumer-controlled, community-based resource organization. We help people with disabilities to learn Independent Living skills and integrate into the community. (Please note: CILT is a resource agency and does not do any political, systemic or group advocacy!) CILT operates on the philosophy of the Independent Living movement which was developed in response to traditional rehabilitation services models. CILT’s aim is to develop and implement dignified social services that empower individuals rather than create dependencies. We encourage people with disabilities to take control of their own lives by exercising their right to examine options, make choices, take risks and even make mistakes.

The Parenting with a Disability Network (PDN) is a peer support and information-sharing network for parents and prospective parents with a disability. The aim of PDN is to develop consumer friendly approaches to parenting with a disability by providing opportunities for networking, peer support, information-sharing and education.

PDN offers:

  • Peer support opportunities
  • One-to-one support
  • Resources on parenting with a disability
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Research and development of new models of support for parents with a disability

Where: Centre for Independent Living | 902-365 Bloor Street E. | Toronto, ON M4W 3L4

When: Individuals who are registered members with the Parenting with a Disability Network will be placed on the PDN mailing list and will be notified of meetings, events, etc. Membership is free. Contact for more information.

Contact: 416-599-2458 Ext. 34 | pdn@cilt.ca | www.cilt.ca/parenting.aspx | peers@cilt.ca

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