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See the Child Before the Disability - FORT MCMURRAY

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Unifor Building

10019 MacDonald Ave

Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1S9

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“I am so excited to come to Fort McMurray as it is close to my heart. My husband and I started our journey there in 2007. While living in Fort McMurray we started our family with our first two children and began navigating the medical system with our undiagnosed daughter. We understand the beauty of northern living and the challenges that it brings. I am excited to connect and share with parents alike. I hope that many will join in the day filled with realism, hope and laughter.”


Sarah is the founder of Hannah’s Hope Foundation, a not-for-profit based in Alberta, Canada. Sarah’s daughter, Hannah was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome in 2012 and since then Sarah has focused on changing the way our world supports and sees disabilities. Hannah’s Hope Foundation was created to bring families together with the vision of educating and empowering those who support children with Complex Communication Needs. As a teacher and mom, Sarah is passionate about bringing people together and believes it is all about collaboration. Sarah’s hard work in the field of charity and education has made her a natural advocate for inclusion. She supports families by helping them navigate this world of disabilities.

*Please note that these workshops are for anyone who supports someone with a disability whether it be visual or not.



There are TWO different workshops on March 7 to attend. You can attend them individually or both.

Workshop A

10am - 12pm

See the Child Before the Disability.

For all of us, our children are the light of our world. When having a child that has a disbality it is easy for that to take over. Life becomes complicated, exhaustion sets in, top priorities line up fast and the simple joyous things can be forgotten. I want to help guide clinicians, professionals and families to a space where you are able to see the child before the disability. How can we embrace the beauty and the beast of what we have been given and live with joyous connection. Let us learn how to advocate for our children and encourage them to advocate for themselves.


Workshop B

2pm - 4pm

Creating Relationships with Parents and Professionals

School is about belonging, relationships and connections. The journey for persons with needs is messy for them, their families and the community that supports them. More often than not, parents have been faced with a lot of trauma, heartache and uphill conversations before they come into the school setting. On the flip side of that; teachers can be unsure how to best support these students with sometimes little mentorship. Each perspective can bring an intensity of need which makes it hard to hear the other. I want to empower clinicians, professionals and families to try, fail, learn, practice, share experiences and observe without judgment. The beauty of creating a connected team and building relationships has a ripple effect as the opportunity to get a glimpse into the complexity of each other's roles and responsibilities which changes perspective, builds empathy and open dialogue.


2 Scholarship Tickets are available for parents only. We understand that not everyone can afford tickets to this event and some are on fixed or limited income. Through the generousity of donations from others scholarship tickets are available for those who cannot afford the ticket price.

Donation - you are able to give the gift for a parent to attend this workshop.

A double parent ticket means 2 tickets for 2 people who are parenting the same child.


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Unifor Building

10019 MacDonald Ave

Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1S9

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