Awareness and Inclusion
Nicholson's latest One-2-One Series includes four books that feature teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Down Syndrome and Brain Injury. Ths stories show how people can deal with situations in entirely different ways and illustrates the Best Buddies Program. The Best Buddies Program believes that friendship is important in the development of all people and that for people with intellectual disabilities, friendship is a medium through which they can become members of the community.
EACSW students have been learning from Nicholson's novels Fragile Bones, A Time to Run, Born With and Bent Not Broken. They invite everyone to join for their final project presentations and hear from the author of the books they've enjoyed. Nicholson will talk about her writing process, research and her hopes for the series as a tool for awawreness and inclusion.
Nicholson has been honoured with many awards for her writing which also includes the Amazing Hockey Stories. The author is also passionate about sports and her husband Bob Nicholson was the former Hockey Canada president.
Free, Everyone Welcome, Family Friendly
- Staff Lounge Castlegar Campus
- Friday, November 9
- 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Learn more about the Education Assistant & Community Support Worker (EACSW) Program and follow their Facebook feed.