Breaking the ICE West Conference
What is it?
ICE stands for Independence, Communication and Empowerment
This is a consumer-centered conference aimed at helping people who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems to develop their lives to the best of their abilities.
Breaking the ICEwest is an outgrowth of the original Breaking the ICE Canada conferences held in Toronto since 2000. Those conferences were born from and inspired by the Pittsburgh Employment Conference, a consumer centered conference for augmented communicators. In 2012 a small working committee in British Columbia hosted “Island Voices”, a one-day workshop for ACC users living on Vancouver Island. These events have proven themselves to be a powerful force for change and a source of empowerment for an often marginalized group.
For more information about previous ICE Canada conferences, please visit www.breakingtheiceconference.ca where you can find presentations from previous ICE conferences on topics such as: Recreation, Leisure, Travel, Marriage, Dating, Relationships, and Aging with a Disability, Spirituality, Advocacy, and Independence.
Who is it for?
Youth and adults who use AAC, people who support those who use AAC, and professionals in the field of AAC are welcome to attend, observe, learn and network with the wide variety of people attending the conference.
For Information on the Ontario Breaking the ICE Conference: Breaking the ICE
Acquired Brain Injury Conference
12th Annual Acquired Brain Injury Conference
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Brain injury doesn’t just affect individuals, it affects families and friends. This conference is designed for individuals who have survived a brain injury as well as their family supports and /or caregivers.
|Date:||Tuesday, June 17, 2014|
|Time:||9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
|Location:||Holiday Inn 20 Fairview Road, Barrie, Ontario|
|Cost||$20 per person (includes lunch)|
Registrants can attend one of the following sessions:
Session for Survivors of ABI
- Dr. Tim Feeney Ph. D. will discuss “Identity after Brain Injury” Tim is an engaging and funny speaker. He is a world-renowned expert on TBI and behavioural issues.
- Survivor guest speakers will offer inspiration and beneficial strategies for living life after brain injury
- Community Services will offer exhibits and information
Session for Family Members /Caregivers
- Caron Gan RN, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Clinical Traumatologist, will discuss “Seven Highly Effective Habits for Families Living with the Effects of Brain Injury”
- Community resources will offer exhibits and information
For more information, please contact:
Living with a Disability Conference Kingston
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Registration at 9:15 a.m.)
St. Lawrence College – Davies Hall 100 Portsmouth Avenue Kingston, Ontario
Sessions will include information on:
- Stroke recovery
- Strategies to prevent falling
- Safety in the home
- Access to services and supports
- March of Dimes Canada programs and services information
- Display Booths and MUCH MORE!
Admission Fee: (Includes parking, lunch, refreshments and materials)
$25 Health Professionals
Space is limited so register now!
If you have any questions, please contact:
For more information on any of these events ~ please visit www.marchofdimes.ca