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Dealing With Students That Have Disabilities

In Disability, Education, Health, Writing (all kinds) on March 31, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Some professors find dealing with students that have disabilities difficult, however, I have found that many times they are students that excel extremely well in the classroom:

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Helping Ontarians With Disabilities Live Independently‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on March 8, 2014 at 3:00 AM
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Helping Ontarians With Disabilities Live Independently

January 20, 2014

Ontario Expanding Program to Help More People Self-Manage Care

Ontario is helping more people with disabilities live independently in their homes.

The province is expanding the Direct Funding program, which enables people living with disabilities to manage their care based on their individual needs. The program also eases pressure on Community Care Access Centres and other community support providers, freeing them up for more medically complex cases.

The expanded program will provide direct funding to approximately 1,000 Ontarians with physical disabilities by 2016 to help them self-manage their care.

Currently, approximately 750 individuals receive monthly funding to hire their own attendant and determine how and when their services are provided. Attendants assist clients with routine activities, including dressing, grooming and bathing. The program also allows caregivers respite, reducing the personal and financial burden on families.

Helping Ontarians with disabilities live more independently in their homes and communities supportsOntario’s Action Plan for Health Care by providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place. This is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to build a successful, vital province where everyone has the opportunity to connect, contribute and achieve their goals.

QUICK FACTS

  • Any adult resident in Ontario with a permanent physical disability may apply to the program.
  • The program is managed by the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto and administered by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
  • The province is supporting Direct Funding with $31.5 million in 2013-14.

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QUOTES

“Many people with disabilities want to manage their own care because it provides them with greater choice, control and flexibility. Direct funding also results in better value for our precious health dollars, because it relieves pressure on our health care system and frees up resources to provide care for others. That’s why we’re committed to expanding this program to help more people live more independently at home and in their communities.”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“This is great news! This program puts the consumer in the driver’s seat of their own care, and is the finest example of the independent living philosophy in action. As the consumer takes on more responsibility, they are rewarded with the choice, flexibility and control that the program offers.”
— Pamela Quesnel, Executive Director, Independent Living Centre London and Area

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New JobOps Career Pavilion for People with Disabilities at the National Job Fair & Training Expo 2013

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on May 5, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Thursday, March 21, 2013 (Toronto) – The National Job Fair & Training Expo, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive recruitment event, is pleased to announce the addition of the JobOps Career Pavilion for People with Disabilities. The National Job Fair & Training Expo, presented in collaboration with the Toronto SUN and 24 Hours, returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building, Exhibit Hall C) from April 3-4, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

There is still time to help kids with disabilities this holiday season‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 21, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Dear Friend of Holland Bloorview,

 

With December 31st quickly approaching, this is a little note letting you know that if you were intending on making a gift before the end of this calendar year, there’s still time.

 

You can easily donate online – simply click here before the end of the year and your 2012 tax receipt will be automatically issued.

 

If you are sending in your donation by mail, please ensure the envelope is postmarked by December 31st to receive a 2012 tax receipt.  You can also call our Foundation phone line at 416-424-3809.

 

Season’s Greetings and all the best for a wonderful new year!

 

Holland Bloorview Foundation

Last Day To Get How To Talk To Crazy People Before the 24th – ENTER CODE FELICITAS

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 13, 2012 at 10:30 PM

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CanUgan News

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 4, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Dear friends and supporters,

 

I am pleased to attach the latest issue of our newsletter, CanUgan News. In this issue, you will find information about CanUgan’s activities and events, including our collaborative project involving four students from Carleton University, vocational training of persons with disabilities in Kasese, our 2012 Annual Review, and an early note about our upcoming brunch in April.   Read the rest of this entry »

CanUgan News, Fall 2012

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 2, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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CanUgan Evening of Celebration — October 12

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on September 16, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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Dear friends and colleagues,

We have lined up an exciting program for the evening of October 12th.  Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Adrian Harewood, co-host of CBC News Ottawa at 5, 5:30 and 6, and host of CBC News Ottawa Late Night at 10:55 p.m. He will set the tone for the evening that will feature Rita Carter, a popular singer and songwriter whose roots are in Uganda. She will be followed by a performance of dances, songs and music by Carleton University’s African Music Ensemble. The Special Guest for the evening will be the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Federal Minister of State for Transport.  In addition, we will have a silent auction of Ugandan and African articles and handicrafts made by persons with disabilities. The buffet dinner will include a variety of appetizing dishes. Read the rest of this entry »

Le CRTC approuve la proposition d’établir un fonds pour l’accessibilité de la radiodiffusion (initialement publié le 7 août 2012)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 27, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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Aujourd’hui, le 7 août 2012, le Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC) a approuvé la proposition de BCE d’établir un
Fonds d’accessibilité à la radiodiffusion. Ce fonds indépendant appuiera des initiatives visant à améliorer l’accès des personnes handicapées au système canadien de radiodiffusion.
“Les Canadiens handicapés devraient pouvoir accéder à la radiodiffusion
contenu en utilisant les dernières technologies, applications et services “, a déclaré
Jean-Pierre Blais, président du CRTC. “Le nouveau fonds servira de
catalyseur pour le développement de solutions innovantes et contribuer à
les besoins des personnes handicapées sont pris en compte lors de la conception. ”

Lorsque BCE a acheté CTVglobemedia en 2011, elle s’est engagée à verser 5,7 millions de dollars à créer un fonds indépendant d’accessibilité à la radiodiffusion. L’entreprise
par la suite présenté une proposition au CRTC. Différents groupes
représentants des personnes handicapées ont été consultés et ont fourni
commentaires à travers un processus de consultation ouvert.

Le fonds soutiendra des projets d’accessibilité qui s’ajoutent aux obligations réglementaires actuelles du CRTC en matière de radiodiffusion.
industrie. Cela pourrait inclure des initiatives d’accessibilité pour les
services de programmation mobiles. Le CRTC exige que le fonds
fournir des services et publier des documents (tels que des formulaires de demande,
politiques et rapports annuels) dans les deux langues officielles.

Le Fonds pour l’accessibilité de la radiodiffusion commencera à accepter les demandes
au plus tard le 5 décembre 2012.

Politique réglementaire de radiodiffusion CRTC 2012-430
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/archive/2012/2012-430.htm

Documents de référence:

Communiqué de presse, “Le CRTC approuve l’acquisition de CTVglobemedia par BCE”, le 7 mars 2011
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/com100/2011/r110307.htm

Décision de radiodiffusion CRTC 2011-163
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/archive/2012/2012-430.htm

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Uganda Project – Information night – Thursday April 19 in Toronto

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Religion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on April 4, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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Holland Bloorview at the Centre Of World-Leading Brain Research

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 16, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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Alberta, Ontario barely meeting needs of people with disabilities – BC failing

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on September 29, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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New study compares support for disabled across three provinces

September 23, 2011 @ 01:15PM

Most people will agree that a fundamental role of government is to provide a safety net for people who are disabled and have no source of income. However, in a groundbreaking comparative study released today by The School of Public Policy, Prof. Ron Kneebone reveals a disparity between the support provided by BC, Alberta, and Ontario to disabled residents, and argues that BC is failing to provide for basic needs.

Kneebone’s analysis begins with a discussion on the definition of poverty and notes that while there are many such definitions there is no official measure of poverty. Kneebone introduces two additional measures of income adequacy – the income required to meet very basic needs and the amount the federal government provides to poor seniors – and includes these in his comparison to levels of income support provided to persons with disabilities.

Kneebone shows that as a result of recent increases in payments to people with disabilities, Alberta provides an amount that ranks it first amongst the three provinces, and is roughly equivalent to the amount the federal government provides to poor seniors.

While not as “generous” as Alberta, Ontario also provides an amount that could meet basic human needs, barely.

Surprisingly, British Columbia does not. According to Kneebone “the level of support provided to disabled persons in BC is disturbing; it falls slightly below that measure of income required to meet basic needs.”

The study also concludes that the cost of increasing support levels to people with disabilities is relatively small.

The paper’s final observation is that Canadians seem to accept the level of income support provided to poor seniors as a reasonable level to offer someone unable to work and with no other source of income.

“We think that this seems to be a level of income support most Canadians would support as appropriate for persons with disabilities,” Kneebone writes. “Others may (and likely will) disagree with that assessment and advocate for a still higher level of income that would take support closer to another established low-income measure.”

The paper can be found at http://www.policyschool.ca/publications.

Expressive Writing: EX. 10: Ethics in Personal Writing

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on August 2, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Do Not Know

I could completely relate to Debra Dickerson’s situation. I self-published a book called Do Not Know that talks about my mental illness of bipolar disorder. Former Toronto Mayor hopeful George Smitherman even bought the book when I was showcasing it at an Abilities Festival in the summer of 2010 at Nathan Philips Square.

This book was the most difficult one I ever wrote. I started it when I was in therapy after graduating from my Master’s degree at Concordia University in Montréal back in 1999. The psychiatrist I was in therapy with, Dr. Wiviott, even wrote a forward for the book that was under a different title that I do not even remember right now. I was so scared of publishing this book because of the way at times it makes my family looks. I, too, was a hypercritical child as Deborah Dickerson who was difficult to parent in my younger years. I was difficult with my mother and my father. I recall that at the age of 15, I even wished my father died and he said I would regret it. When he had his heart attack in 2007 – yes…I regretted it. At least he is still alive. The book still troubles me sometimes because I know it does not put my family in the best light at all times. It is the difficult thing, to tell the truth, yet sometimes our personal truth can be damaging to others. Especially when it is damaging to those we love, it can weigh extremely heavy on the heart. I cannot even bear to read this assignment over, it hurts so much to just think about it.

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