COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE  for Advocates of Developmental Disabilities Services

“When one teaches, two learn”

-Robert A. Heinlein


The Community of Practice (CoP) is a space created for people to share their experiences about the implementation of services for children with developmental disabilities with others – a mutual learning and self-help group, with the perspectives of seasoned clinicians, managers and others who have had these kinds of challenges and have ideas and experiences to share.


Eastern chapter:

  • Launching date: Last Tuesday of July
    • Sessions will be held bimonthly (July, September, November…)
  • Time: 13:00 London 7:00 Mexico, 8:00 Ottawa

Western chapter:

  • Launching date: Last Tuesday of August
    • Sessions will be held bimonthly (August, October, December…)
  • Proposed time: 7:00 China, 10:00 Melbourne


Sessions will be held via Zoom. Link will be posted here.

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Listening and Sharing Sessions are about different topics that are arriving from new ideas and are crucial for wellbeing of children and youth living with developmental conditions.

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