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A new girl

Its been a few hard weeks. And by that, I mean really, really hard. We had a meeting with Miss Z’s paediatrician to discuss Miss Z’s life limiting condition and where will want to draw the line on medical intervention. 357 more words

Medical Updates

Getting to Know You

Some years ago, I was involved in a symposium called “Bridging the Gap”. Its purpose was to gather providers of disability services and faith community leaders together for a day in order to create connections and raise awareness of people with disabilities and the value of faith community connections. 411 more words

Museums meet the needs of more diverse disabilities

I’m excited by the recent additions of more and more programs offered by cultural institutions to provide services to differing types of disabilities. For years, ADA has meant wheelchair accessibility, and that’s very important, but also important is meeting the needs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, those with visual impairments and other types of disabilities beyond providing a ramp into a building. 142 more words

Autism

Employer of the Month - September 2015

For many people, having a job is fundamental to dignity and self-worth.  Yet according to a study conducted in 2012, less than 15% of people who experience an intellectual or developmental disability are engaged in paid employment in the community. 202 more words

Quotes and a Story

Here are some quotes that I’ve gathered, that may help us re-think or change our viewpoint or see dis-ABILITY in a different light. I found the story at the end by chance it’s really worth a read.  3,106 more words

Community Employment

dis·a·bil·i·ty

dis·a·bil·i·ty

ˌ/disəˈbilədē/

noun

  1. a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities.

    synonyms: handicap, disablement, incapacity, impairment, infirmity…

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Community Employment

Introduction into Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism is a spectrum condition, meaning all people share the condition share certain difficulties, they are affected by the condition differently.

Autism alone is neither a mental health condition nor a learning disability; it is known as a developmental disability. 316 more words

Awareness