No guarantee of quality supports for disabled Canadians

The tangled web of disability governance and policy in Canada needs to clarified and centralized

No guarantee of quality supports for disabled Canadians
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The tangled web of disability governance and policy in Canada needs to clarified and centralized

What happens to our children with disabilities when we die?

Fix the Registered Disability Savings Plan and close the poverty gap of Canadians with disabilities

What happens to our children with disabilities when we die?
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Fix the Registered Disability Savings Plan and close the poverty gap of Canadians with disabilities

Disability tax credit falls short for too many Canadians

Why is the Canada Revenue Agency denying the tax credit to those who need it most?

Disability tax credit falls short for too many Canadians
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Why is the Canada Revenue Agency denying the tax credit to those who need it most?

‘What gets measured gets done’

We lack critical information on the diverse and often unmet needs of Canadian children with disabilities, as well as the out-of-pocket costs paid by families

‘What gets measured gets done’
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We lack critical information on the diverse and often unmet needs of Canadian children with disabilities, as well as the out-of-pocket costs paid by families

Over-medicating to manage behaviour is damaging and wasteful

It’s time to talk about the overuse of antipsychotics among adults with developmental disabilities

Over-medicating to manage behaviour is damaging and wasteful
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It’s time to talk about the overuse of antipsychotics among adults with developmental disabilities

Canada Revenue Agency discriminates against PKU sufferers

The federal government routinely denies the Disability Tax Credit to those who need it – and are eligible by law

Canada Revenue Agency discriminates against PKU sufferers
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The federal government routinely denies the Disability Tax Credit to those who need it – and are eligible by law

How a traditional exam system fails all students

A good educator recognizes that an intelligent student doesn't necessarily fit into a conventional box

How a traditional exam system fails all students
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A good educator recognizes that an intelligent student doesn’t necessarily fit into a conventional box

Tear down the ‘welfare wall’ for persons with disabilities

A federal disability benefit could be modelled on the GIS for seniors. We should dismantle welfare and replace it with more adequate, dignified income supports

Tear down the ‘welfare wall’ for persons with disabilities
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A federal disability benefit could be modelled on the GIS for seniors. We should dismantle welfare and replace it with more adequate, dignified income supports

We can’t be afraid to look into the dark corners of history

We need to learn from the lessons of history when considering assisted dying for those with disabilities – no matter how unsettling that history may be

We can’t be afraid to look into the dark corners of history
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We need to learn from the lessons of history when considering assisted dying for those with disabilities – no matter how unsettling that history may be

Mental health system ignores those with developmental disabilities

Almost half of those with developmental disabilities are diagnosed with mental illness or addiction and are among the most frequent visitors to ERs

Mental health system ignores those with developmental disabilities
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LUNSKY, BALOGH: Almost half of those with developmental disabilities are diagnosed with mental illness or addiction and are among the most frequent visitors to ERs