Developmental disabilities

Developmental disabilities

Taking action

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Ruth St. Amand
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Vol 6, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Interview with Saskia Post, a mother who gave birth to a child with multiple deformities due to the chemical environment she was exposed to while working at English Plastics in Brampton Ontario. Saskia launched a law suit against her former employer. 

Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research
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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

Successful aging of women with intellectual disabilities: the Toronto experience

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English
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Online
Author: 
Maaike Canrinus
Yona Lunsky
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Volume 10, Number 1
Publisher: 
Journal on Developmental Disabilities
Publication Date: 
2003

Identifies some key issues in aging for older women with intellectual disabilities from the perspectives of the women themselves.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographic references.

New prenatal screening recommendations discriminatory

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“People with Down syndrome enhance the learning, lives and citizenship in our schools, workplaces and families”
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

Discusses, with regards to new recommendations from the SOGC for pregnant women, how it is critical that value-neutral information convey not just the challenges of Down syndrome but also the richly rewarding lives possible for those with Down syndrome.

Community Living Winnipeg

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Governmental Body
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English
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Information provision and referral
Training
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Support group/peer support

Community Living Winnipeg is dedicated to the enhancement of the lives and status of people who live with an intellectual disability and their families by promoting their full inclusion and participation in the community.

Primary Telephone: 
204-786-1414
Email Address: 
acl@aclwpg.ca
Fax Number: 
204-774-4402
Street Address: 
1-120 Maryland Street
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3G 1L1

SelfAdvocateNet

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Community education/development

Provides a strong voice for people with intellectual disabilities.

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#505 - 1380 Jervis
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Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6E 2E5

Burden of poverty: no end in sight: poverty, unemployment and the decline in support and services among people with developmenta

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English
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Online
Author: 
Suzanne Smythe
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Burnaby Association for the Mentally Handicapped
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Burnaby, BC

Examines how people with developmental disabilities in British Columbia face barriers to services, employment and income. Provides recommendations to improve the BC Benefits program to meet the needs of those living on permanent disability (Disability II) in British Columbia.

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DISA.S69 2001

Sexuality education resource manual for support workers of people with developmental disabilities

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English
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Paper
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The Calgary Birth Control Association
Publisher: 
Calgary Birth Control Association
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Calgary, AB

Provides information, guidance, and resources for support workers on relationships; puberty; anatomy and function; sexual experiences; conception, pregnancy and options; labour and delivery; birth control; sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); and personal care.

ISBN/ISSN: 
DISA.C35 2000
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