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Seven months and $50,000+

After years of seeking help and weeks of searching unsuccessfully for a treatment facility for mental health and addictions in Ontario (wait lists, one so long that they wouldn’t take any new names), we desperately decided to send our 23 year old daughter out of province to a private residential treatment center.  1,083 more words

Mental Health

News Ireland daily BLOG by Donie

 Tuesday 30th September 2014

Everything you need to know about Irish water charges


Brush up on allowances and rates before charges come in at midnight… 2,414 more words

Self-Reliance Is Overrated, Self-Determination Is Underrated

In his post on cripple identity, William Peace talks about the fact that non-disabled bodies with their non-disabled functions are seen as the norm, and disabled people never fit in. 587 more words


WiLD: Weight Loss for People with Learning Disabilities

Many people in the general population join commercial weight loss clubs such as Slimming World. But how easy is it for people with learning disabilities to join these groups and get help to lose weight? 459 more words

Give Them Dignity

People with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) have rights that many people ignore. They have the same rights to protect their dignity, their pride, and their independence-what little they may have-as people without disabilities with additional ones as well. 420 more words

Intellectual Disability

Another bearded lady?

Tonight on the UK news five young people sharing a house in Brighton were interviewed and shown to be delighted at becoming American TV stars since the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) picked up their docu-series, “The Specials”. 219 more words


A Year of Growth


A year ago, Mac got his very own wheelchair. He was so tiny then, only 22 lb. and not strong enough to propel himself for a full day of wheeling. 246 more words