Breaking the ICE West
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 centred 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, Aging with a Disability, Spirituality, Advocacy, and Independence.
Who is it for?
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
November 4 – 7, 2014
International Plaza Hotel
655 Dixon Road, Toronto
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November 4 to 7, 2014
International Plaza Hotel (Formerly known as The Double Tree Hotel)
655 Dixon Road, Toronto
(Near Pearson International Airport)
Each Chapter has the opportunity to register two volunteer members (one executive and one group member) for FREE. If the Chapter has a caregiver group then they can also send one caregiver representative free of charge.
SPACE IS LIMITED.
Any additional members must pay an additional cost (See registration form.)
Workshops may include topics such as:
- Supported Communication
- Chapter Finances
- Music Therapy
- Science of Sleep
- Public Relations & Promotion
- And many more!
Other activities will include:
- Networking with other groups
- Fun for all!
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For more information ~ please visit: www.marchofdimes.ca