Bio

Marc and Anthea Lema are the parents of seven children, including Cameron, who has an intellectual disability. Both have a wealth of experience in assisting people with disabilities, their families and supporters in planning, implementing and maintaining community based supports and services. They are sought after advocates and regularly speak on issues related to self employment and people with disabilities.

Marc and Anthea will share their story about the reasons a small business enterprise was created for Cameron. The presentation will include information on creating a circle of support, why self directed supports are important, how to achieve supports with limited resources and how they created a community living arrangement for their son. Cameron͛s business, aptly named CAM CAN Services, is a small business enterprise that provides a personal waiting service for busy people who can͛t afford the time to wait for deliveries, installations and tradesmen.

The business also offers a suite of small jobs that can be done while waiting, all for a reasonable cost. CAM CAN Services is a viable business that provides Cameron with a meaningful occupation and numerous other benefits.

Presentation

Day 1 1:45 – 2:30

The Answer is Ours to Discover – Cam Can – a small business enterprise

Marc and Anthea will share their story about the reasons a small business enterprise was created for their son Cameron who has an intellectual disability. The presentation will include information on creating a circle of support, why self directed supports are important, how to achieve supports with limited resources and how they created a community living arrangement for their son. Cameron’s business aptly named CAM CAN Services is a small business enterprise that provides a personal waiting service for busy people who can’t afford the time to wait for deliveries, installations and tradesmen. The business also offers a suite of small jobs that can be done while waiting, all for a reasonable cost. CAM CAN Services is a viable business that provides Cameron with a meaningful occupation and numerous other benefits.