disabilities

Michelle Asgarali, shown in a handout photo, is the producer of the new show “Breaking Character,” which follows a cast of disabled actors trying to make it. THE CANADIAN PRESS/-HO-AMI

‘Breaking Character’ is breaking boundaries in the world of disability representation

Docu-series tells the stories of 6 performers with disabilities

 

Emerson and Amelia Nelson are seen in a handout photo. Their mother hopes the siblings and other children with ADHD get support through B.C.’s new service “hubs” for neurodiverse children. But Jaymie Nelson is concerned about possible wait lists and staffing issues in the new system, set to be launched next year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rochelle Hepworth

B.C. to launch ‘circle of care’ for neurodiverse kids but parents have many questions

40 family connections centres, or hubs, are slated to be opened across the province

 

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam introduces a motion in the Council Chamber at Toronto City Hall, on Thursday September 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Toronto committee pushes to ban robots from sidewalks, bike paths

Proposed ban not about stifling innovation, but encouraging accessibility

 

N.S. court victory may bring lasting improvement to lives of people with disabilities

N.S. court victory may bring lasting improvement to lives of people with disabilities

Nova Scotia’s top court finds systemic discrimination of people with disabilities

Nova Scotia’s top court finds systemic discrimination of people with disabilities

An advocacy group describes Alberta’s Aids to Daily Living program as “inefficient and inhumane” because of the time lag in getting needed equipment out to clients with disabilities. (File photo by Black Press news services)

People with disabilities deserve more timely support from Alberta, says advocacy group

Getting a wheelchair from the Aids to Daily Living program can take up to a year

An advocacy group describes Alberta’s Aids to Daily Living program as “inefficient and inhumane” because of the time lag in getting needed equipment out to clients with disabilities. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Jessica Swainson of Red Deer made the autobiographical film This is Me, showing as part of the Easter Seals Disability Challenge on YouTube. (Screenshot by Advocate staff).

Red Deer woman with cerebral palsy makes her own Easter Seals film about overcoming disabilities

The word ‘ability’ is hidden in ‘disability,’ says Jessica Swainson

Jessica Swainson of Red Deer made the autobiographical film This is Me, showing as part of the Easter Seals Disability Challenge on YouTube. (Screenshot by Advocate staff).
People with disabilities face significant barriers in education system: commission

People with disabilities face significant barriers in education system: commission

TORONTO — Ontario’s education system needs to modernize its approach to supporting…

People with disabilities face significant barriers in education system: commission