|Lady you are boring me with your stories. |
Talk more about me!
The conference was a vocational training for adults with autism. Lady is sad that 80% of individuals with autism right now don't have jobs. Many can work or be taught to work, but people don't want to hire them. People with autism are not alone - all disabilities are under employed. There have been some studies that show that when you employ people with disabilities absenteeism decreases, productivity increases, turn over decreases and safety either stays the same or improves. There are some really cool programs in Canada and the US right now. Lady would like to ask all our American friends to shop at Mejers because they have AWESOME programs for hiring people with disabilities and are improving it all the time (some of their distribution centres workforce is 50% individuals with disabilities). Plus they are sharing their model with other big companies like Colgate, P and G, Clarks, Lowes, Best Buy . . . . so there is hope. If you can, consider employing someone with a disability.
Ok, now we have pushed Lady off her soapbox, she did some cool things while she was away. She went bobsledding. The pilot of the sled was Australia's Heath Spence. Lady wishes him luck at the Olympics in 2014. She said it was fun and not scary although her brain got rattled around a lot.
She also road the gondola in Banff, did a huge hike at Lake Louise (the picture from yesterday was taken half way up the hike) and generally enjoyed the mountains. Lady loves mountains. This is why she lives far away from everything in the closest thing we have here, the Gatineau Hills (which are part of the Laurentian Mountains).
While Lady was gone, we had an ok time with Man. We don't have him as well trained as Lady and he doesn't fall for sad eyes as well. [Also, he would NEVER FaceTime to talk to us like Lady did when she was away]. He did feed us, and brush Phod some, and we got to go swimming 2 times, and he took us for walks in the evening. He did us a huge favour and didn't make us brush our teeth every night. He didn't take us on morning walks (he is not as cheery as Lady in the morning) and he didn't play ball with Phod every time we went out. We give him a C in care.
Overall we were good and didn't cause much mischief. We were so good Lady brought us home a present. We will talk about that tomorrow, cause we think this post is too long. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by and enjoy some more pictures from the trip.
|One of the few flowers Lady saw|
|Looking down from Sulphur Mountain in near Banff - Lady took the gondola up|
|A fun mountain picture taken from the car. Lady loves mountains and clouds|
|On her hike up the mountain at Lake Louise - it was cold and rainy!|
|Near the top of the mountain at Lake Louise. It was snowing!|
|A Hoodoo just outside of Banff. Lady didn't know what a Hoodoo was!|