Resources & Links

 

Agencies & Organizations (Leeds & Grenville)

Associations & Lobby Groups

Articles

Book Available For Purchase

Circles of Support

E-Learning

Employment

End of Life Issues

Family to Family

Financial Resources & Programs for Families

Inclusive Education

Government Assistance & Programs

Housing

Lawsuit (Class Action): Rideau Regional Centre, Huronia Regional Centre, Soutwestern Regional Centre

Lending Library

Medical Expenses Income Tax Credit (Ontario)

Newsletters

Planning for the Future

Prenatal Screening

Social Role Valorization

 

Agencies & Organizations (Leeds & Grenville)

 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Leeds & Grenville
Brockville & District Association for Community Involvement (BDACI)
Brockville & District Association for Community Living (BACLA)
Brockville Community Foundation
Children's Mental Health of Leeds & Grenville (CMHLG)
Community Care Access Centre
Community Involvement Legacy Homes (CILH)
Community Living North Grenville (CLNG)
Connect Youth
Developmental Services of Leeds & Grenville (DSLG)
Employment & Education Centre (EEC)
Every Kid in Our Community (EKIOC)
Gananoque & District Association for Community Living (GDACL)
Girls Inc.
Language Express
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Health Unit
Leeds & Grenville Mental Health (LGMH)
March of Dimes
Triple P Positive Parenting
United Way of Leeds & Grenville
YMCA


Associations & Lobby Groups

Brockville & District Association for Community Involvement (BDACI)
Canadian Association for Community Living  
Community Involvement Legacy Homes
Community Living Ontario       
Citizens Against Restraints
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Family Alliance Ontario
Hamilton Family Network
Inclusive Education Canada
Individualized Funding Coalition for Ontario
Integration Action for Inclusion
Institutional Survivors   
People First of Ontario
Provincial Child Advocates Office -Project for Children and Youth with Special Needs
Special Services At Home Provincial Coalition                                          
Social Role Valorization Implementation Project
Southern Ontario Training Group


Articles

Addressing Personal Vulnerability through Planning

Aging Parents Pamphlet
Belonging to One Another: Building Personal Support Networks
Responding to Vulnerability: A Discussion Paper about Safeguards and People with Developmental Disabilities
Rights & Safeguards: A Plain Language Guide for Self-Advocates
Know your Rights: A Video Guide for Self-Advocates
Support Networks: A Plain Language Guide for Self-Advocates
The Power of Knowing Each Other: Stories About Informal Safeguards told by BC Families



Circles of Support

 
Building circles is about necessity, not social niceties
Power of Life and Death

 
Challenging Behaviour
 
7 questions to guide the development of a support plan
10 Things That You Can Do To Support a Person with Difficult Behaviors
Challenging Behaviour: A Unified Approach
Child Trauma Academy
Child Survivor of Traumatic Stress
Disability & Abuse Project
Effective Behavior Support
Gentle Teaching
Gentle Teaching Around the World
Importance of Belonging
Importance of Belonging (TASH) Article
Introduction to Gentle Teaching (Video)
John McGee (Video)
Jumping into the Chaos of Things
Loneliness is the Only Real Disability
Man With a Black Belt in Intellect
Mending Broken Hearts - Why and How (Video)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Support Plan Forms
Supporting A Person With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Link Between Addiction and Childhood Trauma
Things You Should Know
Trauma Information Pages
What is Gentle Teaching
When Your Child Engages in Difficult Behaviors. Notes for Parents
Why is Gentle Teaching Important
 
 
E-Learning
 
Conversations that Matter

Employment

End of Life Issues
 
Assisted Suicide: A chilling prospect for people with disabilities
Assisted suicide for all?
BC Court of Appeal upholds protections in law from euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Supreme Court of Canada is next.
Belgian bill would extend euthanasia to children with disabilities and people with dementia.
Belgian lecturer blames the euthanasia law for the death of his depressed mother
Belgian MP's debating extending euthanasia to children with disabilities and people with dementia
Belgian Professor warns of "Slippery Slope" as euthanasia is normalized.
Belgian Senate committee approved doctors killing children with disabilities by euthanasia.
Belgium & Holland abandon humanity as they embrace euthanasia.
Belgium considering unprecedented law to grant euthanasia for children, dementia patients.
Brief presented by the: Physicians’ Alliance For Total Refusal Of Euthanasia
Botched sex change operation victim euthanized in Belgium.
Brief presented by the Physicians Alliance for the Total Refusal of Euthanasia to the Quebec Health and Social Services Committee
Canada's federal government will not support assisted suicide
• Catherine Frazee's CBC Interview: Concerns around Dr Low's Position on Legalizing Assisted Suicide
Conservative Party of Canada voted to protect people from euthanasia and assisted suicide
Disability rights group opposes Tasmania euthanasia bill.
Dutch Ethicist: "Assisted Suicide: Don’t Go There”
EPC applauds the Rasouli decision by the Supreme Court of Canada.
Euthanasia: An easy way to cover up medical mistakes in Belgium.
Euthanasia: Societal Psychosis
Euthanasia is discrimination against people with disabilities
Euthanasia is not mercy. It is barbarous.
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Applauds Ruling of BC Appeal Court on Assisted Suicide.
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Newsletter: October 2013
Exposing Vulnerable People to Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide
I had "only a month to live" - 31 months ago!
If spoon feeding is no longer a right, I will be afraid for my life.
It's time to talk about euthanasia
Legalizing Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide is not safe. Patient Safety must come first.
Legalizing Euthanasia Has Consequences and Is Not Safe.
Legalizing Murder for Organs?
Letter: Euthanize Bill 52, not patients
The Lure of Euthanasia in Quebec
Medical ethicist blasts 'medicalized killing'
Mild stroke led to mother's forced death by dehydration
Netherlands 2012 euthanasia report: Sharp increase in euthanasia deaths
Netherlands euthanasia statistics should serve as a warning to Quebec, France and to the states in America considering assisted suicide
No Second Chances: International experience shows legal euthanasia is never just for exceptional cases.
Palliative care leaders oppose Quebec euthanasia (Bill 52)
Palliative care specialists reject euthanasia in Australia and New Zealand
Poll: the majority of doctors oppose assisted suicide
Process and outcomes of euthanasia requests under the Belgian act on euthanasia: a nationwide survey
Quebec's euthanasia bill (Bill 52) is based on the out-of-control Belgian euthanasia law.
Quebec Euthanasia (Bill 52): a very dangerous bill
Quebec Euthanasia, putting the elderly at risk: A personal experience.
Quebec Liberal leader suggests euthanasia Bill 52 needs amendments.
Quick Facts About Assisted Suicide
Spoon feeding is basic care
Tasmanian premier admits that her euthanasia bill may allow death tourism.
The Groningen protocol for euthanasia of disabled babies in the Netherlands
The Netherlands euthanasia law has derailed.
Until death do us part.
 
Family to Family
 
5 surprising things I've learned from having a child with Down syndrome
8 simple ways to help a child with special needs develop
A dream job working with kids who have special needs
Autism is not a crisis. But families do need a plan
Does this child seem exploited to you?
I Don't Want Your Pity
I Wish You Could See What I See
My Child's Disability Is Not a Tragedy
People first
The Hard Things
What is the magic sauce?
When strangers stick up for people with special needs


Financial Resources & Programs for Families


Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)
Champions for Kids (Upper Canada District School Board)
Childcare Fee Subsidy Program (Leeds & Grenville)
Community Care Access Centre
Easter Seals
Enhanced Respite Funding (ERF)
Good Samaritan Trust Fund (Catholic School Board of Eastern Ontario)
Making Play Possible
March of Dimes
Ontario Disability Supports Program
Passport Funding (New: Includes SSAH for Adults)
Presidents Choice Children's Charities
Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
Special Services at Home for Children (SSAH)
Trillium Drug Program
     
Government Assistance & Programs

Community Care & Access Centre
Development Services Ontario
Ministry of Children & Youth Services
Ministry of Community and Social Services
Ministry of Health

Housing
 
Report to Address the Housing Crisis for People with Developmental Disabilities

Lawsuit (Class Action): Rideau Regional Centre, Huronia Regional Centre, Soutwestern Regional Centre

$2B class-action lawsuit over alleged abuse at Ontario institution set to begin
Former Residents of Huronia Regional Centre Could Receive Benefits from a $35 million Class Action Settlement
Huronia: Settled but not forgotten
• Huronia survivors hit roadblocks in attempts to get case files
Huronia Survivors react with disappointment to statements made by Premier Wynne and Attorney General Gerretsen
Huronia Lawyers Charge Province Breaking Promise To Provide Victims With Access

Huronia’s Child 1751 lies unremembered no more: Map reveals unmarked grave
If You Lived at Rideau Regional Centre or Are a Family Member of Someone Who Did, a Lawsuit May Affect Your Rights
Newly released case files reveal details of Huronia Regional Centre children
Official Court Website for the Rideau Regional Centre Class Action
Ontario must give Huronia survivors documents without delay: Editorial
Ontario Apologizes to Former Residents of Institutions
Raising Awareness for Claimants in the SLRC Class Action Settlement- July 2016
Rideau Regional settlement thrills plaintiff - Brockville Recorder & Times Dec 27, 2013
 

Lending Library

Visit our library of books, magazines, periodicals, videos and ideas regarding the issues of having a disability and living life to its fullest.


Medical Expenses

Income Tax Medical Expenses Credit (Ontario)

Newsletters

Touching Base (BDACI Support Worker Newsletter)
Coming Together... to Create Change (Canadian Association for Community Living Newsletter)
ConnectABILITY
Individualized Funding Coalition of Ontario Newsletter
Institution Watch
Learning Disabilities of Kingston Newsletter (Information on ADHD & New apps for IPads)
Spotlight on Transformation (MCSS) Newsletter
The Informer (People First of Ontario Newsletter)



Planning for the Future

Contributing to a Financially Secure Future
7 questions to guide the development of a support plan
Will she always live with you?


Prenatal Screening

5 surprising things I've learned from having a child with Down syndrome
A Mother’s Womb: The Most Dangerous Place In The World For A Baby With Down Syndrome
An Open Letter To Every OB/GYN On The Planet: How To Deliver A Down Syndrome Diagnosis, The Right Way.

Dear mom with a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis
Down syndrome Awareness Month: Why It Should Matter to Everyone
Down syndrome's rewards touted, as a new test looming.
For those with Down syndrome: it was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Genetic Expert Diana Bianchi Misrepresents New Eugenic Test For Down Syndrome
Inspiring portrait of Down syndrome at odds against with perfect baby pursuit
Katherine Grace: A Birth Story
Life with Down syndrome full of possibilities

People say they couldn't 'handle' a child with Down's Syndrome. Handle what?
Should Taiwan Be Eliminating Babies With Down Syndrome?
Psychological trauma after abortion for fetal disability – parents need to know the facts
To parents with a Down syndrome diagnosis: Keep dreaming big
With Down syndrome diagnoses, comes a wrenching choice

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