Housing for people with disabilities tough in rural Manitoba

After graduating from high school, I decided that it was time for me to move on and get my post-secondary education. So I ventured out to the city of Brandon.My time in the city was really enjoyable. My living situation in Brandon was great. I had my own accessible apartment at Kiwanis Courts. It was fantastic and gave me the opportunity to see what living… Read More Housing for people with disabilities tough in rural Manitoba

We need a voice for people with disabilities

I have seen you on the ABC’s The Drum. I know you are economics correspondent for The Australian, have worked for the Reserve Bank and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.I am writing to you about your comments on Thursday, after we learnt the government no longer intends to renew the position of Disability Discrimination Commissioner with the… Read More We need a voice for people with disabilities

Improving health for people with disabilities

May 9, 2014 —The phone call from Ghana clinched Asare Christian’s career path. His grandmother was exhibiting sudden, puzzling symptoms including loss of balance, coordination, and bladder function. To Christian, who was learning about brain injury in his clinical rotation in rehabilitation medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, this sounded like a case of… Read More Improving health for people with disabilities

Workshops focus on health-care challenges for people with disabilities

Two workshops in Charlottetown this week are shedding light on health-care access for people with disabilities.On Tuesday, the first workshop took place at the St. Peter’s Church Hall in downtown Charlottetown and was geared toward those with disabilities.Ann Wheatley, from the Cooper Institute, was a co-facilitator of Tuesday’s workshop.“It was a small group, but it… Read More Workshops focus on health-care challenges for people with disabilities