Be Inspired / VATTA Blog

#SeeTheAbilitySunday with Nick

If you haven't already seen the posts, #SeeTheAbilitySunday features positive and uplifting messages for the Down syndrome community from self-advocates, family members, and professionals. This #SeeTheAbilitySunday features Nick from VATTA. Here's what he has to said about the advice he gave: “I was recently asked to give...

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Go21 with VATTA

A couple months ago, I got asked to do a speech at the Hamilton Go21, it was about possibilities. If you don't know yet, Go21 is all about positivity for people with Down syndrome and their families in Canada. 21 stands for the extra copy of the 21st...

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Using Our Voice

There are many ways to advocate for employment for all people with developmental disabilities. One of those ways is to speak with politicians and people with power. When self-advocates speak, people can learn from us. It's important for us to have a voice as well...

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Picture the Possibilities: Behind the scenes

On Thursday, January 23, we all flew into Toronto. Usually we have meetings in January, but this time, we were doing something new and exciting! This year is the 10th anniversary of VATTA, so we wanted to do something special. We got to film a mini-documentary...

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Will Receives Mel Hebb Award

On June 1st, Will Brewer received a Mel Hebb Award in Halifax. His mom says: “There wasn't a dry eye in the house when Will delivered his speech at the Mel Hebb Awards Ceremony in the Red Room at the Nova Scotia Legislature. It was a...

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Take a walk in their shoes and discover a world of possibilities - not disabilities - that will motivate and encourage you to learn more and get involved.