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BC Centre for Ability Association

The Association serves over 3000 children, youth and adults throughout BC with special needs and disabilities. Our purpose is to nurture the people and the families we work with so that they can grow in their abilities and thrive in the community.
Our variety of services  include assessment, therapy, social work, equipment lending, counselling,  funding for vocational training, community living support and more.
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BC Centre for Ability Foundation

The BC Centre for Ability Foundation shares the vision of the Association to build communities where every person is able to participate and contribute in all aspects of life.
The role of the Foundation is to support the Association by raising awareness and dollars so that the BC Centre for Ability can achieve its mission.  Activities that help the Foundation to raise funds include major gifts, monthly donations, special events, third party events and planned giving.
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Almost Losing Baby Girl at Birth Gives Family Renewed Courage

2014 Hero of Ability: Nessiah Angela Misa

Shine Misa is overjoyed when she looks at how far her daughter, Nesiah, who goes by her middle name Angela, has progressed in preschool. Just a few months ago Angela fully participated in her school concert actively singing and dancing with the rest of the students in the class. 

Nesiah was born with meconium aspiration syndrome. Meconium is the first stool of an infant and is normally stored in the infants’ intestines until after birth. When Meconium is ingested or inhaled during the time the infant is in the uterus, respiratory problems at birth occur. Nesiah who had fully aspirated the Meconium was born with respiratory and heart problems, and has developmental delays.

“The doctors separated me from Nesiah right at birth and the

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BC Centre for Ability Launches Innovative Social Emotional Training and Consultation Program for Children and Youth with Special Needs

On November 22, 2013, Ms. Wai Young, Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, officially launched the Social Emotional Enhancement and Development (S.E.E.D) Project. This is a three year project of the BC Centre for Ability with partial funding from the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component. The objective of the project is to promote social-emotional health of children and youth with special needs.

The project will provide training and consultation for parents, family members, caregivers, schools and community service providers in the Metro Vancouver area to develop social emotional competence for children and youth with disabilities.

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Hero of ABILITY alert! Four Year Old’s Skills Development Surprises after Removing a Portion of His Brain

Meet the 2014 Heroes of Ability! These four Heroes will receive awards at the BCCFA's Dining for Dreams on June 14th, 2014.

Join us at the 2014 Dining for Dreams Dinner and Auction on Saturday, June 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver.

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