Alberta non-profit hopes to keep kids with disabilities warm during winter months

Alberta non-profit hopes to keep kids with disabilities warm during winter months

An Edmonton man is hoping that some creativity from his parents will help kids living with disabilities spend more time outdoors. When Zachary Weeks was a child winters took a toll on him. The 30-year-old lives with cerebral palsy and has relied on a wheelchair since the age of four. Spending time outside playing with […]

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‘The sea is where I feel peace and freedom’: Blind Spanish surfer aims for world title – National

‘The sea is where I feel peace and freedom’: Blind Spanish surfer aims for world title - National

Carmen Lopez can only imagine what the sea looks like, but the blind 21-year-old Spaniard is in her element riding the surf. Guided by instinct and signals whistled by her coach, Lopez has been training hard to become Spain’s first blind female athlete to enter the World Adaptive Surfing Championship in La Jolla, California, on Wednesday. Read more: Blind, partially […]

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Annual Slide and Ride event gives Edmontonians with disabilities a chance to hit the slopes – Edmonton

Annual Slide and Ride event gives Edmontonians with disabilities a chance to hit the slopes - Edmonton

Dozens of people packed the slopes at Rabbit Hill Snow Resort for Saturday’s Slide and Ride event. The event gives people with varying disabilities the opportunity to learn how to ski or snowboard with the help of an instructor and a volunteer. “Our program is very inclusive,” said Nigel Campbell, a ski coach with Edmonton’s […]

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Advocates say disturbing video of N.S. school bullying shows people with disabilities are devalued

Advocates say disturbing video of N.S. school bullying shows people with disabilities are devalued

Advocates say a disturbing video showing a Cape Breton teen’s classmate walking over him in a stream demonstrates how the lives of people with disabilities are often devalued. Brett Corbett, who has cerebral palsy, told his mother Terri McEachern that he has forgiven the bullies who apologized to him, but he still feels unsafe returning […]

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Passion for helping others turned into career with DDRC for Calgary man – Calgary

Passion for helping others turned into career with DDRC for Calgary man - Calgary

Nearly one year ago, Scot Paisley’s life took an unexpected turn. “I had seen on the news actually, the story about the DDRC (Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary) having a job fair,” Paisley said. It was the day he was presented with an opportunity to do what he loves to do. It’s also what […]

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Calgarian makes lifting weights easy with new book – Calgary

Calgarian makes lifting weights easy with new book - Calgary

Chris Demchuk loves to work out. “Everyday,” said the 24-year-old when asked how often he hits the gym. A Special Olympics athlete, Demchuk plays many sports. “Baseball and floor hockey,” lead off a long list of his favourites. “And softball and powerlifting and golf… and not skiing!” Demchuk, who has Down syndrome, says golf is […]

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SMD program helps child with cerebral palsy walk to his mother, give her a hug – Winnipeg

SMD program helps child with cerebral palsy walk to his mother, give her a hug - Winnipeg

One of the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities 2017/2018 Ambassadors, Caleb McKague, is on the move with help from SMD’s Assistive Technologies Program. When Caleb was born, he suffered a brain injury and severe seizures. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, affecting all four limbs. Caleb’s mother, Cindy McKague, is grateful for everything SMD has done […]

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