‘It’s a sad situation’: Developer creating shared housing for the physical disabled – Halifax

‘It’s a sad situation’: Developer creating shared housing for the physical disabled - Halifax

A development company in Halifax says fixing the housing problem young adults with physical disabilities are experiencing is “very simple,” and is prepared to show the province exactly what they mean. EcoGreen Homes has an office on Gottingen Street near Cornwallis Street, just a few steps from one of their already underway construction projects. They’re […]

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Montrealers with reduced mobility calling for better snow, ice removal on city sidewalks – Montreal

Montrealers with reduced mobility calling for better snow, ice removal on city sidewalks - Montreal

This winter has been downright dangerous for Montrealers with reduced mobility. For many, navigating the city’s slippery streets and sidewalks has been nothing short of a nightmare. Now, disability rights advocates are calling on the city to take more action to tackle the ice on its slippery sidewalks. “We don’t go out,” said Laurent Morissette […]

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N.S. inquiry finds that hospital violated human rights of people with disabilities – Halifax

N.S. inquiry finds that hospital violated human rights of people with disabilities - Halifax

A human rights inquiry has found that the human rights of three people with intellectual disabilities were violated by confining them in a Nova Scotia hospital ward for more than a decade. The applicants in the case – Beth MacLean, Joseph Delaney and the late Sheila Livingstone – had argued that the province should have […]

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‘It’s basically a warehouse for the dying’: Nova Scotians call for overhaul of long-term care homes – Halifax

Disability advocate Joanne Larade speaking at a panel discussion in Halifax.

A panel of disability advocates spoke to a crowd of more than 100 people on Thursday night, outlining their concerns over the lack of options related to dedicated housing for people with physical disabilities. They’re calling on the government to step up and provide funding that would ensure that the living situations of people with […]

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New study finds the developmentally disabled are vulnerable in Ontario

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TORONTO – People with developmental disabilities are more likely than the non-disabled to encounter problems with Ontario’s health-care system regardless of age, sex or class, a new study suggests. The research from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences found the developmentally disabled were significantly more likely to die young, languish in hospital without plans for […]

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Snowy streets, sidewalks causing difficulties for Calgarians with disabilities – Calgary

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The snowy, icy conditions in Calgary are making for a tough go for pedestrians, but it can be especially dangerous for those who use mobility aids. When snow and slush starts to build up it can make an already tiresome, almost unbearable journey. It’s something Patrick White said can be a simple fix if people […]

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Non-profit charitable organization gives unique adults opportunities to create art – Okanagan

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John Roberts can teach you a thing or two about painting. Roberts joined the Cool Arts Society a year ago when he felt his creative itch building. He credits his parents, who are also artists, for his unwavering sense of wonder in his creative process of building art pieces. “I feel like I’ve made progress […]

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Women with disabilities not getting the sexual health care they need, experts say

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Most Canadian provinces recommend that women get a Pap test to check for cervical cancer every few years, but not all women can get them regularly, according to Natasha Prodan-Bhalla. Help us improve Globalnews.ca Prodan-Bhalla, who is a nurse practitioner at Vancouver’s ACCESS clinic, finds that many of her patients might not have been examined […]

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Quebec planning to implement early screening for learning disabilities in children – Montreal

Quebec planning to implement early screening for learning disabilities in children - Montreal

The Quebec government is planning to implement early screening for learning disabilities in children aged five and under. The move was one of the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ)’s campaign promises — and the reason Quebec’s junior health minister took the leap into politics in the first place. The announcement comes at the same time pediatricians across the […]

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B.C. woman says trampoline park denied access to brother’s autism service dog

B.C. woman says trampoline park denied access to brother’s autism service dog

A Maple Ridge woman is speaking out after she claims a Langley adventure park refused access to her brother with autism’s service dog. Danica Dutt says because her 11-year-old brother Kai sometimes has outbursts and breakdowns, he needs to have his accredited service dog Rosie there to help calm him down. On Wednesday, she and […]

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