Be Inspired / VATTA Blog

World Down Syndrome Day is coming!

Hi everyone, Mary Frances here. As the Vice-Chair, I just wanted to take a few minute of your time to remind you all that World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), March 21st is coming up fast. We must be ready to use this day to make our...

Read More

Brandon’s Moving Tips

In my last blog I talked about my experiences when I moved from my childhood home in a small town to my house in the city with roommates. Today I want to give you some tips for moving. I moved out of my house into a...

Read More

Moving

Packing up boxes for the move from my house to my new condo reminds me of my BIG MOVE 12 years ago. I was 18 years old and I had just graduated from high school. I was so excited to be moving away from my...

Read More

Meet Our Newest VATTA Member, Gabriel!

We are excited to introduce our first French-speaking member of VATTA! If you want to read his blog in English, scroll down on this page to see the English introduction.   Bonjour, Mon nom est Gabriel de Villers-Matte, j'ai 20 ans et je suis né en Abitibi et je demeure...

Read More

Self-Advocacy – What Does it Mean?

  At the last VATTA meeting, the Lifestyles Committee was given a task. It was to answer the question “What is a self-advocate?” First, let's start by explaining what an advocate is. An advocate is someone who stands up for rights. They use their voice to make...

Read More