Webinar description: Brenda Lenahan and Donna Thomson are parents of children with severe disabilities and complex care needs. Both are activists who contribute to policy making tables in the area of disability, family caregiving and Covid-19. In this workshop, Brenda and Donna will share their own family care challenges, and reflect on the role of both formal and informal community support in an environment of social distancing. They will also offer practical suggestions for easing the unique stresses on families giving complex care to their children during and after a pandemic.
* Live closed captions as well as simultaneous translation (English and French) will be available during the events. The Strength of Family and Connection is currently being supported through the PHAC’s investment Supporting the Health of Survivors of Family Violence. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the PHAC.
Mar 16, 2021 12:00 PM in Montreal
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@ BC Parents of Complex Kids
Brenda Lenahan is mom to a young son with complex disabilities which has led to her involvement in advocacy and research. As a parent advocate for BC Parents of Complex Kids, a grass roots group she founded in 2017, she advocates for access to equitable supports for kids with complex disabilities and medical complexity. Brenda has an optimistic heart and hopeful vision of an equitable future for her son and all persons with disabilities in Canada. / Brenda Lenahan is the mother of a young son with complex disabilities, which led her to become involved in advocacy and research. As the parental spokesperson for BC Parents of Complex Kids, a local group she founded in 2017, she advocates for access to equitable support for children with complex disabilities and complex medical circumstances.
Donna Thomson is a caregiver, author and activist. She is the mother of two grown children, one who has severe cerebral palsy and medical complexity. Currently, she sits on the writing group for the Royal Society Policy Briefing on the Effects of Covid-19 on People with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities. / Donna Thomson is a caregiver, author and activist. She is the mother of two adult children, one of whom has severe cerebral palsy with a complex medical situation. She currently sits on the Editorial Board of the Royal Society Policy Briefing on the Effects of Covid-19 on People with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities (Policy Briefing on the Effects of Covid-19 on People with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities).