Advocacy

Laurel team excited by possibilities presented by move and awareness day

Supporting families key part of service By Lisa Bailey As World Autism Awareness Day approached, posAbilities’ Laurel Behaviour Support Services (LBSS) was looking forward to showing support for those living...

WAM shines the spotlight on media arts as a career and channel for change

Screenings and workshops run tomorrow through Sunday By Lisa Bailey Considered an insurance liability on set in her wheelchair, S. Siobhan McCarthy says she was repeatedly passed over as an...

Greater freedom and choice envisioned for future of inclusion

More organic connections and variety of staff skills necessary By Lisa Bailey posAlready witness to a huge shift to community from segregation that presented challenges as well as valuable lessons, Gerry...

Expanding employment, housing options and building awareness focus for 2012

PosAbilities CEO says best achievement will be people who have a disability achieving full citizenship By Camille Jensen A posAbilities employment service that is helping people find meaningful work is...

New chapter opens with Woodlands demolition: self-advocate

Work to provide a voice for change continues Lisa Bailey When the Woodlands Centre Block tower came down Oct. 18, it was like turning a page for people who...

Pertinent forum grows from self-advocates’ questions

Committee identifies need for information on employment policy By Lisa Bailey A collaborative forum and an information pamphlet on a pertinent employment policy for people with developmental disabilities were sparked from...

Love for her son inspires mother’s dogged determination

Decades of advocacy fosters greater understanding and inclusion By Lisa Bailey If actions speak louder than words, then Nina Pickburn’s love for her son is deafening. ...

Stellar self-advocates committee brings experience, determination, connections to task

Group seeks to educate, mentor with vision of strengthening community By Michelle Strutzenberger They have years of experience, a dogged determination and plethora of connections, and those strengths are already serving...

Self-advocates strive to empower and educate

Relationships develop that provide support and friendship By Lisa Bailey Long involved in the community living movement, self-advocates Dave and Lorie strive to help people who have disabilities realize their full...

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