Waiting list ‘abyss’ in N.S. for care and housing of people with disabilities: doctor

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A Nova Scotia family doctor says people with intellectual disabilities can develop illnesses ranging from diabetes to stroke when forced to live in unsuitable housing without expert help. Dr. Karen McNeil told a legislature committee today many families feel like they’re experiencing “an abyss” because their loved ones languish on a 1,698-person waiting list, […]

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The Pandemic Has Made Post-Secondary students’ Mental Health Even Worse – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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Among the many negative effects of COVID-19, deteriorating mental health of post-secondary students has been one of the most serious and widespread. Read more athttps://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-pandemic-has-made-post-secondary-students-mental-health-even-worse/ Related

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Advocacy group sounding alarm on ‘extreme’ wait times for specialized mobility aids in Alberta

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A newly formed advocacy group called Wheels of Change is sounding the alarm on Albertans with spinal cord injuries having to wait extreme periods of time to receive specialized wheelchairs and equipment under a government program called Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL). “To me, these are my legs, this helps me move from […]

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Ramps, Home Care, Health Coverage Can Pose Challenges – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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Ahuja faces many challenges if he has to go somewhere alone: some handicap door buttons not working, navigating elevators, being able to access ATM machines and dealing with inadequate ramps that are sometimes put in just to fulfill the requirement. Read more athttps://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/more-access-needed-to-accessibility-services-ramps-home-care-health-coverage-can-pose-challenges/ Related

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Yesterday’s Roundtable on Critical Care Triage during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Hosted by the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Leads the AODA Alliance to Again Write Health Minister Christine Elliott to Raise Important New Issues – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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Given the number of participants, we could only scratch the surface on this life-and-death issue during this two-hour roundtable. The painful fact that that day, Ontario had another record-breaking number of new COVID-19 infections made this discussion especially urgent and long-overdue. Read mroe athttps://aoda.ca/yesterdays-roundtable-on-critical-care-triage-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-hosted-by-the-ontario-human-rights-commission-leads-the-aoda-alliance-to-again-write-health-minister-christine-elliott-to/ Related

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Government of Ontario COVID-19 Recovery Must Address Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Warn Experts – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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NEWS PROVIDED BY Addictions and Mental Health Ontario TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2020 /CNW/ – Everything is not all right, warned Ontario’s leading mental health and addiction organizations including, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Children’s Mental Health Ontario, The Royal, Ontario Shores Centre […]

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B.C. election 2020: Special Olympics asks candidates to commit to health care task force

B.C. election 2020: Special Olympics asks candidates to commit to health care task force

Special Olympics BC says health services for people with intellectual disabilities need to be top of mind during the upcoming provincial election. The organization is asking all candidates to commit, if elected, to a task force that would focus on those issues and include consultation with people who have intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. […]

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Edmonton mother says daughter with Down syndrome facing age discrimination

Edmonton mother says daughter with Down syndrome facing age discrimination

An Edmonton mother wants to challenge Alberta’s Child Care Licensing Act. Jill Scobey said the act discriminates against families with children with disabilities and her 15-year-old daughter Raedun. Read more: Parents of Alberta students with disabilities worry about return to school Raedun has Down syndrome and had been attending the same out-of-school care program […]

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