People with disabilities

People with disabilities

Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Publisher

OADD is a professional organization of people working and studying in the field of developmental disabilities, throughout Ontario. OADD's members include agencies and organizations; university and community college students and instructors; service provider direct care staff and managers; family support workers; case managers; psychologists; social workers; and other dedicated individuals.

Primary Telephone: 
416-657-2267
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
oadd@oadd.org
Fax Number: 
416-925-6508
Street Address: 
2 Surrey Place
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5S 2C2
Country: 
Canada

An unequal playing field: report on the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired living in Canada

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Helen Simson
Deborah Gold
Biljana Zuvela
Publisher: 
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the needs of people who are blind or living with vision loss in Canada. Also looks at employment issues. Link provided will direct you to an executive summary with the option to receive the whole version.

Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Forms an organization dedicated to the inclusion, job retention, and advancement of current and future professionals with disabilities.

Primary Telephone: 
250-474-5939
Email Address: 
info@canadianprofessionals.org
Street Address: 
714 Warder Place
City: 
Victoria
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V9A 7H6

The parenting book for persons with a disability

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Centre for Independent Living in Toronto
Publisher: 
Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) Inc.
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Offers practical advice and information to individuals and families as they anticipate the steps and stages in their child's life.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1895676320
PARE.S76 1999
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Spring 2000: Written from the perspective of the Independent Living philosophy, this resource celebrates parenting as a viable and rewarding option for persons with a disability. It aims to provide practical advice and information to men and women with disabilities as they contemplate health promotion choices associated with pregnancy, prenatal, post-natal and parenting issues. The book is also a great source of information for health care professionals and other service providers.

Finding our way home: housing options in inner city Winnipeg for people with disabilities who are dying

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Deborah Steinstra
Rhonda Wiebe
Publisher: 
Winnipeg Inner City Research Alliance
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the lack of safe, affordable, available and accessible inner city Winnipeg housing, lack of supports aailable for people living in the core area experiencing end of life transitions, and the barriers encountered by people with disabilities.

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Morbidity experiences and disability among Canadian women

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English
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Online
Author: 
Marie DesMeules
Linda Turner
Robert Cho
Publisher: 
BMC Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Review the prevalence of chronic conditions and physical disability between Canadian women and men and between various subgroups of women. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14726874
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Includes bibliographical references.

Addressing health disparities through promoting equity

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English
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Online
Author: 
Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz
Nathalie Garcin
Suzanne Lewis
Patricia Minnes
Carol Freeman
Jeanette J.A. Holden
Publisher: 
Institute of Gender and Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Reviews issues related to the extent of health problems experienced by persons with intellectual disabilities.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAS.R43 2004
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Chapter in "Reducing health disparities and promoting equity for vulnerable populations international think tank: synthesis papers." Includes bibligraphical references.

Building inclusive communities tip tool: how to ensure that your organization includes everyone...

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English
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Online
Author: 
Rabia Khedr
Publisher: 
Ethno Racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides organizations and community groups with information about disability-related access and cultural accommodations to assist with the development of programs, strategies, outreach initiatives and the delivery of events that are welcoming and inclusive of ethnoracial people with disabilities.

Planning for accessible meetings & general guidelines when serving persons with disabilities

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English
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Online
Author: 
Disabled Women's Network Ontario
Publisher: 
Disabled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Outlines guidelines to follow when planning meetings for disabled persons. Includes general accessibility considerations, how to choose an appropriate location, issues of interior access, issues of exterior access, dietary issues, and attendant care. Also discusses the various formats available to assist communication between meeting members such as braille translators etc.

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Interacting with people with disabilities: an etiquette hand-book

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English
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Online
Author: 
University of Arkansas
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Provides etiquette information for dealing with people with a variety of disabilities including mobility, hearing, vision, communication, learning, psychiatric, epilepsy, and a general ‘other’ category.

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