Invictus Games

By |2019-05-07T17:45:33+00:00May 7th, 2019|Disabilities Blog|

By: Andrew Rooney The Invictus Games was first started in 2014 by HRH The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry. The games celebrate and display the talent of each nation. The injured, sick and disabled athletes compete in 12 adaptive sports. These include archery, athletics, indoor rowing, power lifting, cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, tennis, [...]

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Employment Search for Persons With Diverse Abilities

By |2019-05-07T17:34:31+00:00May 7th, 2019|Disabilities Blog|

By: Andrew Rooney Autism is very much in News Headlines, parents are anxious that their young children get appropriate education & help. However, Adults with ASD must be given opportunities too.  Employment is very important and access to jobs needs to be available. Expansion of this must be given encouragement both to the individuals and [...]

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Ontario: Nowhere Near It’s Goal of Full Accessibility

By |2019-05-07T17:39:13+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Disabilities Blog|

David Onley, former Lieutenant governor for Ontario delivered a report demonstrating the pervasive lack of accessibility province wide. Onley served as Lieutenant Governor for Ontario from 2007 to 2014, the second longest term ever served in Canada. Onley highlighted numerous faults in how the province approaches accessibility, likening many of them to the same barriers [...]

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Celebrating International Day of People With Disabilities 2018

By |2018-12-13T16:47:11+00:00December 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By: Sujit K. Reddy December 3rd 2018 – Every year since 1981 when the United Nations declared December 3rd as the International Day of People With Disabilities, people all over the world have been organizing events and activities to enhance the awareness of disability and the daily struggle that those within the community deal with [...]

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How Anxiety Has Destroyed My Life Part 1: Workplace Stress & Unemployment

By |2018-10-19T17:53:39+00:00October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Volume 1 of a series on mental health. I lost a job in December, 2017 due to a panic attack. I could feel the wave of anxiety washing over me before I got to work. It became more and more overwhelming and unmanageable by the minute. My breathing became laboured, and though it was a [...]

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To include or not to include?

By |2018-05-17T21:03:00+00:00May 10th, 2018|Disabilities Blog|

I want to thank my friend Tara for her live video in which she talks about what inclusion looks like in the business world, as this is what inspired my blog for the week. Wouldn’t it be amazing, wonderful and an incredible step for humanity if we lived in a fully inclusive and accessible society? [...]

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Life is like a pancake….

By |2018-05-17T21:04:55+00:00May 8th, 2018|Disabilities Blog|

Everyone encounters all sorts of times in their lives, the good, the not so good, the bad and the worst. Its how you deal with what’s dealt to you that shapes you into yourself at the present moment. I’ve always been able to chose to see the positive side of the toughest of situations, [...]

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Independent Woman

By |2018-05-17T21:05:41+00:00May 8th, 2018|Disabilities Blog|

When I think of the word independence, I think of it in so many different ways. I think of India celebrating independence from Pakistan, I think of children who achieve independence as they learn to do things on their own. When I think of independence for a person with a disability, many words come to [...]

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A letter to a Non Verbal Learning Disability

By |2018-05-17T21:06:20+00:00May 7th, 2018|Disabilities Blog|

I write this letter as Learning Disabilities Awareness month comes to an end. I am so grateful for the opportunity to use the month to educate those around me about learning disabilities and  am feeling empowered by the writing journey that I started earlier this year. My hope is to continue to inspire as many [...]

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What is a learning disability?

By |2018-05-17T21:47:31+00:00May 7th, 2018|Disabilities Blog|

Hi everyone, welcome to my very first blog post. My name is Nisha. I am a 38 year old adult with a severe non verbal learning disability and I feel that I want to use the blog to share my disability experiences with you, I want you to be able to ask questions and I [...]

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