News in Health and Disability
Parents need to be treated as professionals, says the father of a child with ASD, but too often they are shut out by schools and governments.
"Disability will still be a life sentence to poverty if this report's recommendations are implemented," says Kyle Vose, co-chair, ODSP Action Coalition.
Date Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place 49 McCaul Street, OCAD Building, Red Lab (Queen & McCaul), Toronto
Contact RSVP by November 21, 2012, to Carling at 416-599-2458, ext. 270, by TTY at 416-599-5077, email to email@example.com
The Centre for Independent Living in Toronto invites you to attend Aging With a Disability: Maintaining Independence Our Way. This is a conference for both consumers and service providers.
IBI - intensive behavioral intervention - is expensive, parents are having to pay for it themselves because the regional waiting lists for provincial funding are long.
"Everyone I know on disability has at some point received a letter that terrified them," said Naomi Ives Peak, co-chair of the ODSP Action Coalition and a community legal worker at Parkdale Community Legal Services in Toronto.
Date Thursday, October 25, 2012
Time 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Place The Mall in the Community Centre at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), 1001 Queen Street West, Toronto
Contact Tatum Wilson
Email RSVP Tatum.Wilson@camh.ca to help us determine room size, refreshment and printing needs.
You are invited a forum and panel discussion on Retiring on a Low Income: A presentation of new tools that will result in better planning and advice.
The funding will focus on pregnant women, mothers, and those aboriginal communities who are addicted to opioids, such as the prescription painkiller OxyContin.
Here at Home is a web documentary about At Home, a Canadian experiment that aims to prove there is a way to end chronic homelessness.
Today is World Mental Health Day! In Ontario the human rights of people with mental health or addiction-related disabilities are protected. Find out about your rights at http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/
Date Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Time 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Place 519 Community Centre Ballroom, 519 Church St., Toronto
This community information session consists of a legal review and a look at the practical, emotional, and mental impact on individuals and our community of the Supreme Court ruling on HIV disclosure.