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C e r e b r a l P a l s y A s s o c i a t i o n o f B r i t i s h C o l u mbi a

The Roundtable
Winter 2007

Inside this issue:
Words from President Infanticide, Money, and Civil Justice “Ashley Treatment” Press Release CPABC Tanabe Bursary Mobility Opportunities via Education Connecting People to Opportunities Planned Giving Membership & Donation form Info

Words from President
Hi All, Rain rain go away, come back another day (on a hot day in July). I would like to say that 1,3 we are experiencing April showers and yet it’s only the middle of March. Oh well, thank goodness for umbrellas and rain ponchos. 2,4 2007 started off with a bang with the CPABC Board of Directors issuing a press release on Tuesday, January 09. The press release stated our disapproval with a set of surgical procedures now known as the ‘Ashley Treatment’. The procedures were performed at 3 Seattle’s Children Hospital on nine year old Ashley. We were concerned at the extreme evasiveness of the surgeries and the lack of medical necessity for Ashley to have gone through. The wishes of Ashley’s parents to ease their ability to care for their daughter 4 seemed to outweigh the impact (some known and some unknown) of the life long alterations to Ashley’s body. We continue to be deeply concerned about this as other families and their doctors are considering the ‘Ashley Treatment’ for their children. The rights of a child when considering life altering medical procedures needs to be paramount and we feel that this has not been completely honoured or respected. We hope that there 5 will be more discussions with all levels of government and other stakeholders about providing better assistance to families with disabilities and less about evasive medical options for ease and convenience. We will continue to follow this and be vigilant against the ‘Ashley Treatment’ being an acceptable option in Canada. 6 The following are initiatives that I continue to be involved with on your behalf: 7 The Personal Support Working Group continues to develop a Provincial Equipment and Assistive Devices Program (PSWG-PEADC) for people with disabilities. The program will provide a universal process for people to obtain the equipment and assistive devices they 8 require to fully participate in all aspects of their lives. We are set for July of this year to have a report submitted to Cabinet in Victoria for their consideration. The Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance (the lead ministry) is on track to ‘test’ the program in three or four BC communities (yet to be determined) later this year. Jonn Olldym (Director) and Tammy Van der Kamp (staff) are also providing input with this initiative. The BC Coalition for People with Disabilities is the lead organization to develop a Disability Protocol as part of the Emergency and Disaster Management Plans in communities throughout BC. We are initially focusing on strengthening Vancouver’s plan and their response to people with disabilities. It is our intention to develop a plan and/or template that can be adopted in all BC communities. No such protocol has been integrated in any of our communities’ Emergency Response Plan. Thus, we are motivated to have all BC municipalities respond with the necessary assistance that all people with disabilities require during and after a major disaster or emergency. We are still in the early stages of this and I will provide periodic updates. On Tuesday, January 30th I attended the first meeting at the BCPA office to start a review of the BC Continuing Care Act and home support services falls under the authority of this Act. As most of you already know, there has been a tremendous erosion of assistance and services provided. There is also a complete lack of transparency and no appeal process in the assessment of hours for service.

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By Don Renaud, CPABC Director In November 2006 Britain’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology sought open debate on the ethics of “life-shortening and deliberate interventions to kill infants” in the way of “management options available to the sickest of newborns.” Britain seemed far away until it became the subject of my discussion over coffee with a lawyer who was representing an obstetrician in a medical malpractice case. She held a similar view to that of the RCOG. Perhaps because she had bought me coffee she felt at liberty to attempt to persuade me of the “common sense” of the obstetricians’ position on euthanasia. I felt as though the top of my head was going to come off. Obstetricians and the lawyers that represent them in court are elite opinion shapers. Their ‘quality of life for family and caregivers’ arguments are a veneer for the real issue – it’s about the money. At least The Economist, in an editorial in a November 9, 2006 editorial, was honest enough to say so; calling the RCOG’s submission “brave” but clearly supporting it based on the financial cost savings to the state. So if we are really just talking about money, where does a professional association of obstetricians get off calling for a debate on infanticide? Obstetrics, along with orthopedics and neurosurgery, is a medical specialty to which insurers assign the greatest risk. Insurers assess premiums based on the risk of specialty. Obstetricians pay much more for malpractice insurance than most other specialists. Human birth is an extraordinary natural phenomenon involving an intricate series of events. At almost any stage, things can go very wrong. For the vast majority of human existence, childbirth was a leading cause of death for infants and young women. During the 20th century, the infant and maternal death rate plummeted due to a series of adjustments and innovations which constitute today’s “obstetrics package”. Yet we are facing increasing rates of infant disability and in particular cerebral palsy. What’s going on? Like so many things, the answer is complicated. One reason may be that women are much more often putting off childbirth to later and riskier ages to accommodate lifestyle and career preferences. Use of fertility drugs as become much more common, in part to facilitate this preference. This adds further risk as multiple and/or premature births become more common. Another theory has to do with our industrialized, production line approach to childbirth. Pregnancy, labour, and delivery are not so much individualized experiences as managed processes with multiple health professionals. Systems have glitches. They break down when there’s

communication failure or delay or an unclear chain of command. Yet another theory has today’s quite safe cesarean section delivery as the culprit. The C-section rate is much higher today than in previous generations. The flip side is that obstetrical skill levels in performing safe assisted vaginal deliveries have dropped off through disuse. Then when called upon, non-surgical techniques achieve a live but injured infant. To complicate the situation further, government bureaucracy steps in to monitor and then try to push down the Csection rate because of the financial cost to the health care system. Bean-counters see the cesarean delivery as being a too frequent and usually unnecessary type of surgery. They see it as tying up a surgical team and operating theatre and extra days of hospital stay. They don’t see a tried and true means of saving a fetus from asphyxiation in a hostile uterine environment before the brain is damaged. Certainly they don’t recognize how non-surgical obstetrical rescue skills have become rusty. All of this has put the obstetricians and allied health professionals in the eye of the storm where large sums of money are at stake. Given the British debate on infanticide and money - what is the American position? First, do not expect the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to join their British colleagues and invite debate on infanticide any time soon. In the U.S. the religious right holds such political clout ACOG would be foolish to advance any such argument. The money saving approach of American obstetricians has been to go after the rights of the victims of malpractice to recover civil damages. To that end the insurance companies who sell these doctors liability insurance have had no difficulty finding a friend in George W. Bush. Fortunately, in the interests of civil justice, an earlier American president got it right - you can’t fool all of the people, all of the time. Although he may have fooled most Americans regarding weapons of mass destruction, Bush’s initiatives aimed at tort victims and their lawyers did not pass muster in Congress. The second approach of ACOG was a bit more insidious and still flies under the public’s radar. This is the now prevailing obstetrical view that asphyxia rarely causes CP. This is remarkable in that obstetricians do not resuscitate depressed or asphyxiated newborns; interpret diagnostic or imaging tests to determine the cause of infant brain injury; diagnose or treat infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy; or otherwise determine the cause or treat seizures, CP or other brain injuries. Instead, the analysis of events leading to CP is the stuff of pediatric neurologists, pediatric radiologists, pediatric pathologists, neonatalogists, and geneticists – not obstetricians.

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For Immediate Release:

CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CPABC) DOES NOT SUPPORT THE SO - CALLED “ASHLEY TREATMENT”
The Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia is speaking out against the so-called “Ashley Treatment”, or growth-attenuating therapy and surgery performed upon a young girl living with a disability in Seattle. “As a parent of a daughter with Cerebral Palsy, which is also a life-long disability, I cannot support these parents in their decision to modify their daughter’s physical development through drug therapy and surgery”, says parent and CPABC board member Carol Stinson. “My daughter’s greatest wish is to be as typical as possible. Turning your child into a doll-like eternal child should not be an option for parents or medical professionals.” The CPABC believes that the Ashley Treatment is a response to the difficulties all parents face when raising a child with a disability. Supports and services for parents and families are generally poorly funded (in British Columbia the responsibility lies with the Provincial Government) with very narrow eligibility requirements and long wait lists. If adequate supports were in place for people with disabilities to live with dignity in their communities and if adequate supports for parents caring for children with disabilities were in place, this “treatment” would never be an option and would be seen as what it is, a grave injustice against a person with disabilities. There are two questions that need be asked: Is this a therapy that would ever be considered for a child without a disability? Why would having a disability take away an individual’s right to live as typical a life as possible? The parent’s concerns that they do not want their child “cared for by strangers” begs the question, What will these parents expect to happen when they die? Will the next step be euthanasia? Again, only in Ashley’s best interests of course. -30CONTACT: Craig Langston, CPABC President Cell: 604-614-4423 Fax: 604-408-9489 Toll Free: 1-800-663-0004 ...Continued from Page 1 — Words from President The current inadequate state of home support services has already put people with disabilities and seniors in dangerous situations. I currently receive home support services and I clearly see gaps that can no longer be ignored. I have a vested interest to have improvements implemented to bring the level of service to where it compliments our lives and not create a barrier. This is in the infancy stage and I look forward to further collaborations with the BCPA on this important and necessary review. These initiatives keep me occupied and out of trouble OR Does it get me into trouble?? I hope you all have a great spring full of many colors and full of positive energy. Thanks, Craig Langston, President

Cerebral Palsy Association of BC Tanabe Bursary
The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC proudly offers three bursaries of $1,000 each, to any eligible student 18 years and older, with CP, that is planning to attend an institution of higher learning in the following year. Please advise any students, with Cerebral Palsy, of the availability of these funds and note that even if a student has been awarded monies through this fund before, they are still eligible to apply. You may check the criteria by visiting www.bccerebralpalsy.com/services.htm Applications must be postmarked no later than June 15th, 2007. Students need to submit a cover letter along with their required documents including name, address, phone number and email address (if available). You may mail, fax or email your application to CPABC attention Bursary Committee. Contact Feri at 604.408.9484 if you have any questions.

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...Continued from Page 2 — Infanticide, Money, and … It is true that potential causes for CP include infection, physical trauma, coagulation disorders, malformations, and genetic disorders. However it is wrong for American obstetricians and their insurance companies to negate the role of asphyxia as a cause of neonatal brain damage and CP. A substantial number of babies are born with CP because of asphyxia and hypoxic-ischemic injury – potentially preventable injury. So now the question arises as to where Canada fits into all this. This in turn requires some discussion of the Canadian Medical Protective Association. And what about the situation in our own country? To understand where Canada fits in all of this you first must appreciate the role of the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA). While in the United States most physicians are covered by malpractice insurance, in Canada most physicians are protected from malpractice lawsuits by the CMPA. In 2004 it had ‘reserves’ of $2.3 billion. While generally acting like an insurance company it is in fact a private association and therefore not subject to federal or provincial insurance regulation. Where as a traditional insurer will attempt to provide indemnity at the lowest possible cost and generally settle meritorious claims, the CPMA's objective is - to support, maintain and protect the honour, character and interests of its member doctors. The upshot is that the CMPA will not settle a case simply because it is cheaper to settle than to take to court. Only if it appears that the case is indefensible will there be an out of court settlement. If there is some way to defend a case, the objective of protecting the doctor’s reputation is pursued. This is done regardless of cost by way of a concept referred to as the “vigorous defence”. Plaintiff’s lawyers who fall to the vigorous defense are often unwilling to take on another medical malpractice case. The result is that even those with legitimate malpractice claims are often unable to obtain legal representation and many valid claims go unfiled. With billions of dollars in reserve, the CMPA can easily afford to fund an aggressive defense. CMPA lawyers have access to a large pool of experts with a natural predisposition toward defending the actions of a colleague.

The CMPA has the money to assure its member doctors receive excellent legal representation. It can cultivate opinions such as the pro-infanticide view expressed over coffee in the earlier example. It can litigate strategically – taking select cases to the Supreme Court of Canada, if necessary, to shape the law in its favour. It can work politically to persuade government to enact legislation which works in subtle ways to make pursuit of legitimate claims difficult and expensive. In the end, the CMPA has been effective in getting its way. Our politicians and the legal establishment should be embarrassed for it. Where does this leave Canadian children with CP and their families? Where does this leave the CPABC? First, we need to maintain our vigilance and be outspoken in regard to cases such as the Latimer Case and the “Ashley Treatment”. We know we are on a slippery slope and lawmakers need to know we will scream bloody, blue murder on these ethical issues. Second, we need to critically and aggressively challenge exculpatory opinions regarding the causes of CP, such as those of the American Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. When such marketing effort spills over the border, and it always does, we need to alert legislators, judges and the general public as to the agenda. Lastly, we need to be aware a substantial proportion of CP cases could have been prevented by the exercise of reasonable medical care. We need to resist the conspiracy of silence parents are facing. We need to assist parents when treating physicians are reluctant to discuss with them whether their child was exposed to damaging asphyxia. We need to follow up these cases courageously, with persistence and determination. From what I see, there is plenty of courage, persistence and determination in the CP community.

Don Renaud is a Trial Lawyer with over 20 years experience in the courts of British Columbia. He is a past president of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, a member of the Medical Negligence and Birth Trauma subsections of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and a Director of the Cerebral Palsy Association of B.C.

Information on Equipment and Assistive Devices
The toll-free (1-888-818-1211) Personal Supports Information Line is a single access point for information about equipment and assistive devices. By calling the Information Line, individuals will be provided with information or connected with the government program that provides the particular equipment or assistive device about which the caller is inquiring. The Information Line will begin with a three-month evaluation phase, which will help the government determine what is working well with the service and what improvements need to be made. The Information Line is available to all British Columbians and is part of the provincial government’s Disability Strategy, the purpose of which is to build the best system of support in Canada for persons with disabilities, those with special needs and children at risk, and seniors. Contact information for the Information Line is as follows: Telephone: 1-888-818-1211, TTY: 1-800-661-8773, email: PersonalSupportsInformation@gov.bc.ca

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Be cautious with your donations!
It’s a perennial problem that doesn’t seem to go away. One of the most frustrating things we have to deal with at the CPABC is people who “fundraise” using our name in the community. They go door-to-door, shake cans in front of liquor stores, beg on street corners, harangue folks on the phone and generally make a nuisance of themselves. A week doesn’t go by when we are not called by someone complaining about aggressive fundraisers. We would like everyone to know that we never have, and never will take part in any of these types of fund raising activities. If you are ever approached by someone raising funds for “little children with cerebral palsy” don’t hand over any money! You should tell the person you would like to find out some more information and get an address where you can mail a donation. Then you can inquire with the Better Business Bureau @ 604-682-2711 or toll free 1888-803-1222 to find out if the “charity” is legitimate or not.

Mobility Opportunities via Education
(New to Canada)
By Judy Hoffman, member of CPABC Sooke, BC The M.O.V.E International program for children with severe disabilities came to British Columbia in January 2007. The first ever M.O.V.E Basic Provider course in Canada was hosted by the Centre for Child Development in Surrey. Patti La Bouff, M.O.V.E International Trainer, physiotherapist and Therapy Services Supervisor for San Diego City Schools in California presented the program, highlighting the philosophy of M.O.V.E and teaching the use of their comprehensive curriculum and assessment profile to over 35 therapists in attendance. Several parents with their children helped to demonstrate setting goals and the functional use of equipment. WHAT IS M.O.V.E: - a program designed to teach independence in sitting, standing, transferring and walking - strong emphasis on TEAM collaboration between trained professionals, families and other caregivers - a method for assessment, goal setting, task analysis and teaching skills - a philosophy embedded into existing curricula and activities The M.O.V.E program was developed in 1986 by Linda Bidabe, a special education teacher in California who recognized the need to raise our expectations for children with severe disabilities. She is quoted saying, “The vast majority of children with severe disabilities can learn to sit, stand and walk. Unless there is a compelling reason not to do so, they should be given every opportunity to control their own lives”. Doing so helps the children move away from helplessness to gain independence, community inclusion and dignity. M.O.V.E has been implemented in many countries, spreading from the United States to the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and India. On a personal note, my 16 year old son Jesse has been a M.O.V.E student making good progress since he was six. He uses a Rifton Pacer for walking, has experienced no contractures, needed no surgeries, hips are well formed, spine straight, bone health excellent and overall is a very strong, fit teenager. M.O.V.E made this possible for Jesse. I believe the M.O.V.E program needs to be embraced by the Ministry of Education here and made available in every school district where there are children who could live fuller lives and truly maximize their potential through the use of M.O.V.E. It should also be available at the infant development and preschool level. The two day M.O.V.E Basic Provider course taught in Surrey was packed with new information and left everyone with renewed hope for the severely disabled children in their care. To learn more about M.O.V.E visit www.move-international.org or call @ 1-800 397-MOVE (6683).

CPABC “picks up” funds with clothing
The CPABC relies on our clothing boxes for our fundraising and we are always working to develop new locations for our clothing drop-off boxes. If you, or your place of business, can host a clothing drop-off box and you are located anywhere in the Lower Mainland, please call Feri at 604.408.9484. Remember, the CPABC partners with the Salvation Army so all of the money raised goes to a nonprofit organization. Drop-off box locations in Vancouver:
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Champlain Hts Community Centre Vancouver Aquatic Centre Riley Park Community Centre West End Community Centre Dunbar Community Centre

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C P A If you are looking for work, an organization named ConnecTra might be able to B help you make the right connections. C
The ConnecTra Society, one of six inter-dependent non-profits which make up the Disability Foundation, assists job-ready individuals in the pursuit of employment and volunteer opportunities. It also acts as a social and recreational outlet, mainly through its sister societies. ConnecTra hosts several workshops each year, offering information sessions on training and vocational opportunities available through a wide range of organizations, educational institutions and access help groups. Employment agencies and potential employers forward their job postings to ConnecTra, asking for referrals of appropriate individuals for each posting. Some companies ensure that a certain percentage of employees on their staff are individuals with disabilities, and some job postings are even specific to such individuals. ConnecTra members have worked for a wide range of companies such as VanCity, Architectural Institute of BC, Vancouver Airport Authority, BC Human Resources Management Association, Triage Emergency Services, Vancouver Film Studio, Old Navy and Famous Players Theaters. Our most recent successful placements have been with The Flag Shop, The Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Royal Bank. And with the Olympic and Paralymic games coming up, ConnecTra will be busier than ever with the new opportunities which will present themselves to the disabled community. “We refer people to jobs,” explained ConnecTra program administrator Steve Street. “We inform our members of opportunities available." “People need to have skills, a resume and be job-ready. We are able to work within the requirements of Persons With Disabilities benefits, providing part-time, casual opportunities.” Since its inception in 2000, ConnecTra has worked with more than 700 members. The society is free to join. If you have a specific skill set, some education, and a current resume, and are interested in any work opportunities, please contact Steve Street at 604-688-6464 ext. 115.

CRAIG LANGSTON (President) Burnaby PETER SHIPLEY (Vice President) White Rock JONN OLLDYM Vancouver (Treasurer) KIM DE WILDT N. Vancouver (Secretary) CAROL STINSON Burnaby TRISH MCKAY West Vancouver DON RENAUD Burnaby KENT LOFTSGARD Vancouver TONY KRUSE Burnaby TERREANE DERRICK Vancouver LIZ CALDER Fort St. John

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ConnecTra members have full use of the related societies: • • • • • BC Mobility Opportunities Society: Opportunities for people with disabilities to explore the great outdoors. Info: www.disabilityfoundation.org/bcmos/index.html Disabled Independent Gardeners Association: Self-growth through nurturing plants. Info: www.disabilityfoundation.org/diga/ Disabled Sailing Association of BC: Independence on the open water. Info: www.disabilityfoundation.org/dsa/index.html Tetra Society of North America: Volunteer engineers creating customized assistive devices for any aspect of day-to-day life. Info: www.tetrasociety.org/ Vancouver Adaptive Music Society: Development through music composition and performance. Info: www.disabilityfoundation.org/vams/index.html

Thanks to our on going volunteers ….... Tony Kruse Mike Stevens Patricia Furdek Ron Wyant Pamela Liu Ronald Lee Sue Ginley Wesley Kong George Pope

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• Example 3 – Purchase Stripped Bonds A bond is a loan to an institution (often a government such as with BC Bonds). With stripped bonds, the interest coupons have been “stripped” or removed, making them fairly boring as an investment tool. As a result, they can be purchased at a major discount from their face value. By Halldor K. Bjarnason, Barrister and Solicitor For example, a $15,000, 25-year stripped bond might sell for $3,000. You can donate the $3,000 to the charity with the instructions to purchase a stripped bond. In this examWe are all committed to supporting organizations such ple, you would get an immediate $3,000 tax receipt, and as the CPABC. Unfortunately, the reality of modest in- when the bond matures, the charity gets $15,000. comes, combined with paying living expenses and income taxes, make significant contributions in the form of gifts • Example 4 – Give a Gift of Residual Value (while we are alive) and bequests (donations made A fourth example of a way to maximize income tax benethrough our wills) often seem beyond our means. Fortu- fits is through a gift of the residual value of capital propnately, with creative thinking and proper planning, it is pos- erty. This technique is particularly helpful if you are a bit sible to both benefit your favorite charity AND maximize older and need to liquidate investments with significant tax the income tax savings for yourself. consequences, such as RRSPs or investments with large When making a contribution, you often think of writing a cheque. This results in the charity giving you an income tax receipt for the amount of your donation. To put in the simplest terms, this means that the amount that you take out of your pocket and give to the CPABC is equal to: a) the amount that the charity receives, and b) the amount of the income tax receipt you receive. There are other ways of giving that can have significantly greater tax benefits for you and/or will net greater results for CPABC. While it is important to look at individual circumstances, the following are a few examples of how creative planning can result in benefits for both you and the charity: • Example 1 – Giving Company Shares Suppose you wish to give a $10,000 gift to the charity. Assume you need to sell $10,000 worth of shares (with a capital gain of $8000) to make the gift. As 50% of capital gains are taxed, you will end up giving away $10,000, and paying about $2000 in income tax to get a $10,000 receipt. However, if you donate the $10,000 in shares to the charity, thanks to recent revisions to the Income Tax Act, you don’t pay tax on any capital gains on any public shares donated to a charity. The charity is sheltered from paying any capital gains, and you still get a $10,000 receipt. With a bit of pre-planning, the charity receives the same donation, and the donor saves $2000 in income tax. • Example 2 - Life insurance People often dream of making a large donation or bequest, but believe such is not possible. Such a perception is not necessarily true. One way of accomplishing this is through life insurance. The process is quite simple. CPABC takes out a term life insurance policy in your name. You pay the cost of the premiums, either a lump sum or installments, to CPABC. CPABC pays the premium to the insurer, and gives you an income tax receipt for the amount of the premiums. You get an immediate income tax deduction, and when you pass on, CPABC gets a tax-free gift that is significantly more than the amount of the premiums paid. You both win! capital gains. This technique is best demonstrated by the following example: You need a large income tax donation receipt in order to off-set income. You have already decided to make a significant donation to CPABC. By transferring the title of your home to the CPABC, while you retain a life interest a right to use it for as long as you (or you and your spouse) live - you can get an immediate, and presumably large, income tax donation receipt. The benefit of the receipt can be carried forward for up to five years, and you get the use of your home for the rest of your life. On your demise, CPABC will sell your property and reap the benefits of your generosity. This technique works on any capital property that has a residual interest - homes, vacation property, art work, etc. One key consideration is that the Canadian Revenue Agency factors in your age when assessing how much of a benefit you get from making a residual gift. As a result, the younger you are, the less of a tax benefit you will receive. The above are just a few examples of ways that giving can be custom-fitted to meet individual circumstances. While each of the above examples have additional factors that need to be considered, they provide insight into some strategies that can be used to maximize your contribution to the charity, while minimizing income tax consequences for you. A planned giving scheme can be designed for almost any lifestyle or economic situation. A discussion with your favorite estate planning expert - be it a lawyer, an investment advisor, an insurance agent, or an accountant (or even better - a combination), can turn up a variety of creative ideas to fit your situation. A properly designed estate plan can enable you to help CPABC, while minimizing your income taxes. For more information www.trustlawyers.ca. on estate issues,

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Enquiry CP: 1.800.663.0004
Printed information from CPABC: How to Create a Trust Speak Up! — Advocacy tips BOTOX — Treatment for CP HBOT — Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Planning Your Will Equipment Funding Package CSIL Program Information Welcome Kit — CPABC services Revised Living with CP — Resource manual for persons living with CP Guide to CP — CPABC New booklet

Celebrating 52 Years in British Columbia! The Roundtable is the official newsletter of the CPABC. The CPABC and the editor of this newsletter take no responsibility for, nor do they necessarily agree with, the opinions contained in this publication. Contributing Writers: Craig Langston, Don Renaud, Judy Hoffman, Halldor Bjarnason The Roundtable Designer: Feri Dehdar Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia 801-409 Granville St. Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2 Phone: 604.408.9484 Toll-Free (Enquiry CP): 1.800.663.0004 Fax: 604.408.9489 Email: info@bccerebralpalsy.com Office Hrs: 9 AM to 5PM, Monday to Thursday

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