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

MedicAlert a voice for autistics in crisis situations

The MedicAlert Autism Program allows emergency responders to make better decisions to help people in times of need

MedicAlert a voice for autistics in crisis situations
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The silver identification bracelet that indicates an existing condition to first responders has been a valuable tool for decades. In 1953, a teenage girl named Linda Collins cut her finger badly. At the hospital, she received a tetanus shot, had a severe allergic reaction and almost died. After that incident, her parents began attaching a […]

Music’s power to improve the challenges associated with autism

Music interventions are evidence-based with positive results – so why don’t we use them more often?

Music’s power to improve the challenges associated with autism
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Music interventions are evidence-based with positive results – so why don’t we use them more often?

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?

Earlier intervention could help Canadians with autism avoid crises

More resources in the community and better training for emergency services are needed

Earlier intervention could help Canadians with autism avoid crises
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More resources in the community and better training for emergency services are needed

Kids can be the best teachers

Canadian preschool teaches kids with autism and typically developing kids together in a unique integrative program

Kids can be the best teachers
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Canadian preschool teaches kids with autism and typically developing kids together in a unique integrative program

Swimming against the current to prevent tragedy

Kids with autism have a significantly higher risk of drowning than the general population. It’s time we had programs across Canada that did something about it

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Kids with autism have a significantly higher risk of drowning than the general population. It’s time we had programs across Canada that did something about it

It’s time for feds to show real leadership on autism

Adding another level of bureaucracy is no answer for too many families left for too long without support

It’s time for feds to show real leadership on autism
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KAVCHAK: Adding another level of bureaucracy is no answer for too many families left for too long without support

Five things about autism that everyone should know

Media stories that get it wrong can contribute to how others perceive those with autism – and perpetuate potentially dangerous stereotypes

Five things about autism that everyone should know
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Media stories that get it wrong can contribute to how others perceive those with autism – and perpetuate potentially dangerous stereotypes

What real inclusion looks like

Kids with autism are too often systematically excluded from their communities and that costs everyone

What real inclusion looks like
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O’GRADY: Kids with autism are too often systematically excluded from their communities and that costs everyone