CLBC LogoSelfadvocatenet logoSeptember 25th, 2015

Each month, publishes stories highlighting the contributions, abilities and leadership of self advocates and people with diverse abilities from around BC.


The site was started almost 15 years ago by two self advocate leaders in the Fraser Valley, Bryce Schaufelberger and Joe Rickley, who continue to run the site, now with support from CLBC’s Editorial Board.

You can visit here, and also click here to read more about the history of the site.


Here are some of the great stories published on Self Advocate Net in September:

Here’s to more years!
by Robyn Appleton
“When I first went to Winners I wasn’t sure yet about how I would do in this job. I never worked in a big store like this before.” Click here to read the story.

Moving out on my own
by Lidia White
“Two years ago I decided I wanted to live on my own and be more independent, but I didn’t know how to do that and knew I needed help.” Click here to read the story.

My Summer Camp Experience
by Cheyenne
“I went to two different camps this summer. I enjoyed both of these camps. They made me see myself in two kinds of people.” Click here to read the story.

Camp Shawnigan Changes Lives
by Taiha Salvador
“Camp Shawnigan has been the highlight of my summer, 14 years and counting!” Click here to read the story.

Stay tuned to the site for more stories in the coming month!

If you are interested in submitting a story idea, or you know a self advocate with an interesting story idea, visit the “Submit Your Story Idea” page on Self Advocate Net to fill out the short on-line suggestion form.

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