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The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

Working at warp speed, the AODA Alliance has finalized and submitted its brief to the Ontario Government on what must be done to meet the needs of at least one third of a million students with disabilities in kindergarten to Grade 12 now and during the eventual transition to schools re-opening. We set out that […]

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Coronavirus: Accessibility advocate calls on Ford government to provide support for special needs students

Coronavirus: Accessibility advocate calls on Ford government to provide support for special needs students

A Toronto-based accessibility advocate is calling on the Ontario government for a comprehensive plan to remove barriers that online learning creates for students with disabilities. “We’ve been calling on the government to show leadership. Whether it’s the crisis in nursing homes or the crisis facing students with disabilities, it’s the recurring failure to lead,” said […]

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Coronavirus: Support continues for those with intellectual disabilities in Saskatchewan – Saskatoon

Coronavirus: Support continues for those with intellectual disabilities in Saskatchewan - Saskatoon

People with intellectual disabilities face unique challenges daily, but there are supports in Saskatchewan to help. Inclusion Saskatchewan is a non-profit organization supporting 2,900 people, including people living with intellectual disabilities and their families. Related News The team works with people directly to navigate support and help with things like employment and overall […]

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Disability support staff in Manitoba battling for pay hike amid cutbacks – Winnipeg

Spectators at the International Day for Persons With Disabilities celebration at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Monday morning.

A disabled Manitoban requiring support can expect to receive care from around 770 different people in their lifetime. Support staff who work with people with disabilities say their wages need to go up, in order to provide stability for their clients. “Right now, people who provide support often work two or three jobs so they […]

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Wife’s MS has Alberta MP urging more support for people with episodic disabilities

Wife’s MS has Alberta MP urging more support for people with episodic disabilities

Conservative MP David Yurdiga says people suffering from disabilities that worsen and ease, like his wife and daughter, are not treated fairly under Canadian law and he wants to change that. Yurdiga said support for people with disabilities insists that they declare whether they can work or not — it’s a “binary switch.” There’s no […]

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Alberta wants to boost support payments for those with disabilities and low-incomes

Alberta wants to boost support payments for those with disabilities and low-incomes

Alberta is proposing to increase help for those with disabilities and low-income earners while tying future hikes to keep pace with inflation. The changes introduced in the legislature would help about 250,000 Alberta residents, including seniors and those who receive benefits under the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped program, also known as AISH. READ […]

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3 new group homes for people with intellectual disabilities open in Moose Jaw

3 new group homes for people with intellectual disabilities open in Moose Jaw

Dignitaries from across the Saskatchewan were in Moose Jaw on Thursday to celebrate the grand opening of three new group homes for people with intellectual disabilities. Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA and legislative secretary to the minister of social services, Greg Lawrence, joined community members and group home residents to introduce the Eden Care Communities housing. […]

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