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Evrysdi Favored for Public Health Plans in Canada, Within Limits

By Patricia Inacio PhD / 2021-09-08
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A branch of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) is recommending that Evrysdi (risdiplam) be added to public health plans across Canada,

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NDEAM Get Involved Webinar

By Ontario Disability Employment Network ODEN / 2021-09-07
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is almost upon us!

Disability often gets left out of the business conversation about diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. That is changing.

Organizations that understand the power of investing in the talent of skilled people who have a disability, invest in success.

2021 Theme: Engaging Talent in the Disability Inclusion Evolution.

Spend 30 minutes finding out why and how you can get involved in NDEAM this coming October.

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Indigenous Groups in Canada May Have Highest Rate of SBMA in World

By Patricia Inacio PhD / 2021-08-30
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People of Indigenous descent in Canada seem to have the highest prevalence of spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) of any populations in the world,

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Muscular Dystrophy Canada Funds Projects on Newborn SMA Screening

By Mary Chapman / 2021-07-30
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To better understand and address barriers to the implementation of newborn screening across Canada for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) has awarded

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On illumine la nuit! pour le MNSEPSH – 21 octobre 2021

By Ontario Disability Employment Network ODEN / 2021-07-27
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Light It Up! For NDEAM – October 21, 2021

By Ontario Disability Employment Network ODEN / 2021-07-27
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ODEN, and the Canadian Association for supported Employment (CASE) and MentorAbility Canada, are collaborating on the first-ever, national Light It Up! For NDEAMTM event during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October 2021.

Light It Up! For NDEAM spotlights the many ways people who have a disability contribute to businesses and their communities, helping companies be successful and competitive.

Watch the video to learn more, and find out how to participate in lighting up the nation purple and blue in communities across Canada, on October 21.

(Light It Up! For NDEAMTM is a trademark of the Ontario Disability Employment Network.)

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We Move Together

By Alice Wong / 2021-07-12
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We Move Together: Interview with Kelly Fritsch Megan Linton 

 

We Move Together is a joyful new children’s book about disability community and culture. In conversation with one of the books’ co-authors, Kelly Fritsch, we discuss COVID-19, children’s literature, and disability justice in Canada.

 

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Reimagining the Autistic Mother Tongue

By Alice Wong / 2021-06-13
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Reimagining the Autistic Mother Tongue  Jane Shi

 

Content notes: child abandonment, abusive adoptive parents, anti-Asian violence and misogyny, mass shooting, ableist slurs and language, forced restraint of autistic people, ABA (applied behavioural analysis)

 

For most of my life, I attributed my needs and the fact that others frequently didn’t understand them to an inherent lack. 

I was bad at communicating. I was bad at chores. I was bad at being in groups. The

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Disability, Death & the Fight for Justice

By Alice Wong / 2021-06-08
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Disability, Death & the Fight for Justice Disability Justice in Canada amidst a time of pandemic  Megan Linton

 

Content notes: genocide, systemic ableism, medical aid in dying, eugenics, institutionalization, bodily autonomy, abuse, neglect, suffering

 

COVID-19 has brought with it devastating ableist violence– eugenicist triage protocols, mass death in residential institutions and the normalization of disabled death. In Canada, this ableist violence has only been complemented by legislative attacks on the right for

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Français Delight Customers and Attract Talent

By Ontario Disability Employment Network ODEN / 2020-11-17
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