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Old 07-18-2009, 09:55 PM   #26
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how does that job pay? min wage i bet.

looks like ch28..lol
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:27 PM   #27
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heres an article about him in the province
u guys should have sum respect for him

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LiWen Tan believes he is dancing for his life. At the end of the month, the deal Tan’s family made with the B.C. government expires and the 20-year-old man with severe developmental disabilities is facing the loss of his home and the key support staff that have kept him stable for the past three years.

“This is so stressful, I don’t know where I’m going to live. They’re going to change all of my caregivers who care about me and respect me,” said Tan, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome as well as severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Tan works as a “shakerboarder” for a Vancouver Church’s Chicken outlet, dancing to his iPod tunes and shaking a sign to draw customers to the fast-food restaurant. This afternoon, he plans to take his dance moves — and a picket sign — to his local MLA’s office in Burnaby-North to try to bring attention to his plight. Tan is one of a significant number of B.C. adults with developmental disabilities who needs government support services, but because their IQ score is higher than 70, they aren’t eligible to receive help.

A year ago, B.C.’s Social Development Minister Rich Coleman quietly signed a new regulation saying adults with developmental disabilities must have an IQ lower than 70 to receive support, including housing, through its agency.

The regulation was the result of the court challenge Tan’s family launched because LiWen would lose his government support when he turned 19. Rather than proceed to trial with the Tan family, the province settled out of court by agreeing to extend LiWen’s support for one year.

Tan said his caregivers and group home team have helped him hold on to his job for two years and kept him out of jail.

“When I moved here, miracles happened,” he said. “I have been to over 30 group homes and foster homes from 2003 to 2006 and I wasn’t safe. I was in jail three times.Now, my caregivers here help me learn boundaries and to accept limits. I’m afraid I will go to jail.”

Coleman said last year that the IQ regulation was an interim measure; and a year later the rule remains.

“The government is saying that children lose their services as soon as they become adults, but their disability doesn’t go away,” said Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.’s Child and Youth Representative.

“We need to support these extremely vulnerable adults. These are lifelong needs and they deserve our support.”

The B.C. Association for Community Living has asked for a meeting with Coleman to hear about the status of the government review of the IQ rule.

“We don’t support using IQ as a way of determining access to services for people with developmental disabilities,” said Faith Bodnar, executive director of the association. “Services should be based what an individual’s needs are, not an arbitrary IQ number.”

Coleman was unavailable for an interview yesterday.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:40 PM   #28
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show some respect for this guy man. It's not like he got to choose to have autism.

Let the guy do what he wants to do to raise awareness and the least you can do to help the cause is to not poke fun at him.

And this guy has been over 30 group homes + foster homes for 3 years in a row. Cut some slack.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:33 PM   #29
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guys, go interview him man
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This guy went to my school 2 years ago.

He'd break out dancing in hallways and there would be people fighting for the best camera shot.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:44 PM   #31
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:10 AM   #32
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omg i feel like a jackass for laughing at him now when i saw him a while back
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:29 AM   #33
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:48 AM   #34
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I think the Church's Chicken is purely USING him because he is dumb.

and the way he dresses and talks, i think he IS definately MENTALLY CHALLENGED/handicapped.
lol.. dude churchs, dominos and places like that use people who are mentally challenged for sign waving all the time =X

I actually think its pretty dope.. u guys point ur fingers and say those company are bad but HEY there giving these people a JOB, its not everyday u see a company hire mentally handicapped person..
and props to this guy.. he has a job unlike probably half of the lurkers on RS lol..
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:04 AM   #35
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lol we shud hv a cruise to chruch chicken to visit tat guy!!
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:07 AM   #36
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he's been in jail 3 times?

Is his family still in China?
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:07 AM   #37
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i drive by there all the time, definitely catches my attention. lol
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Asperger’s Syndrome? sounds familiar....
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lol.. dude churchs, dominos and places like that use people who are mentally challenged for sign waving all the time =X

I actually think its pretty dope.. u guys point ur fingers and say those company are bad but HEY there giving these people a JOB, its not everyday u see a company hire mentally handicapped person..
and props to this guy.. he has a job unlike probably half of the lurkers on RS lol..
I Think that if you employ a disabled person, half of what you pay them is payed back to you by government
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omg i feel like a jackass for laughing at him now when i saw him a while back
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I think that's pretty cool.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:35 AM   #43
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he doesnt look autistic in person
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http://www.theprovince.com/health/di...381/story.html




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Old 07-19-2009, 10:46 AM   #45
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All I think about when I see him is how the heck does he do that dancing for that long?
Try it for 30 min I bet you all would be tried he just keeps on going and going and going.

Have you ever seen the guy for the bottle depot near Beta and Lougheed? He just stands there holding the sign or points once and awhile. I think me moves over to Dawson and Willingdon sometimes as well. Dark sunglasses and all. The chicken just keeps on dancing, good for him.
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:37 PM   #46
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Is that Burnaby Central?
His facebook says he is Burnaby Central Secondary '07 grad.
Sad thing is he is getting laughed at by people that couldnt hold a groove if they tried, and he is loving the attention probably thinking these people really like me. I vote good on him for givener in front of all those people I know id chicken out.....no pun intended lol
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