September 18, 2020
By Kira Wronska Dorward
Those lucky enough to be in ignorance of how the Ontario disability (ODSP) program works easily can shrug it off with the notions of “free money” and “limitless benefits”. However, there are many unpleasant realities to this essential social service system that only ensures a maximum monthly stipend of $1,169 ” well below Canada’s official poverty line.
Canadians Relying on ODSP Facing Constant Struggle to Make Ends Meet. Read full article.
In the third review of the AODA, the Honourable David Onley recommends needed improvements to the Act. During the public meetings Onley held while preparing his review, attendees outlined many barriers that people with disabilities face. More improvements to the AODA would help to remove existing barriers and prevent future ones. Therefore, in addition to direct recommendations, Onley’s review also includes suggestions from attendees about how to remove these barriers. This article will explore improving AODA customer service training.
Improving AODA Customer Service Training. Read full article.
Published on: September 15, 2020
KINGSTON- Kingstonians are being asked to spread some love by nominating a person or an organization for an award for helping make Kingston more accessible for all residents.
The city and the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Celebrating Accessibility Awards online at http://www.CityofKingston.ca/AccessAwards.
2020 Celebrating Accessibility Awards looking for nominations. Read full article.
By Jason Garramone
Globe and Mail, Sept. 16, 2020
Usually I greet my high-school students, all with mild intellectual delays, with the following question, “Would you like a hug, a handshake or a high-five?” This year, I’ll have to come up with a new greeting.
Tough Times for Special-Needs Students. Read full article.