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Our Most Notable and Favorite Disability Articles – For the two Week Ending August 18, 2017

 

At Advancing Opportunities, we excel in providing residential and respite services to people of with all disabilities, along with advocacy and education services for parents and guardians and assistive technology support. 507 more words

Thoughts of a Former Foster Child

The Iowa Department of Services has recently been placed under scrutiny after the bodies of Natalie Finn and Sabrina Ray were found in the homes of their foster parents – and more recently – the conviction of two Iowa foster parents for abuse of their adoptive children. 1,095 more words

Editorials

Addressing our own ableism and fear when it comes to sex and the people with disabilities we work with

By Maria Scippa, MSW Candidate

Salem State University

As part of my coursework for my social work degree, I was asked to read some first person narratives from people with disabilities regarding sexuality. 667 more words

Disability

Private member's bill to regulate group homes passes second reading

Group homes for vulnerable people in Ontario are a step closer to having a standardized set of regulations.

A private member’s bill from New Democrat MPP Cindy Forster of Welland passed second reading on Thursday at Queen’s Park. 394 more words

Politics

Ontario legislature to debate private member’s bill to regulate group homes

The executive director of the London-Middlesex chapter of Neighbourhood Legal Services believes a private member’s bill looking to regulate group homes is long overdue.

The death of David MacPherson, 72, in a fatal fire in London in late 2014 pushed the city to join other municipalities in introducing a bylaw on group homes in 2016 — but the province as a whole has no such legislation. 333 more words

Politics

'Allie and Bea' Make Us Believe in the Power of Friendship [REVIEW]

A senior citizen down on her luck. A teenage girl with nowhere else to turn. Two people at opposite ends of life find themselves in the worst situations possible. 838 more words

Books

Broken Spirit

The last time Jeffrey Owen spoke with his daughter, Amy, she was crying and asking to come home.

“She was unhappy. She hated it there.” 226 more words