Disability News

General news from the world of disability.

Toronto Accessible Sports Council-Program Restart Dates

The Toronto Accessibile Sports Council apologizes for the disruption of their Spring and Summer TASC programs, due to the City of Toronto strike and would like to announce that all summer recreational programs will start up again starting August 8th. They want to assure you that they are working hard to try to make up spring programs (lacrosse, soccer, tennis & track & field) as well as start of the late summer programs.


Registered Disability Savings Plan-Canada Disability Savings Grant and Bond

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit.

Spina Bifida Association of America Conference Presentations

The Spina Bifida Association of America (SBA) recently concluded its 36th National Conference held in Orlando, Florida.  It was held jointly with the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF), this year’s Conference welcomed over 760 attendees from 46 states and 17 countries.

kidsLINK Resource Centre-Waterloo, ON

kidsLINK Early Intervention Services has an extensive resource centre that is open and accessible to families needing parenting support.

Abilities Arts Festival-Call for Submission

The Abilities Arts Festival exhibits photography and short films by children and youth with disabilities during the day-long celebration.  They are putting a call out for submissions.

For detailed information, please visit the Abilities Art Festival website at http://www.abilitiesartsfestival.org:80/schedule/2009kidscall.html

Submission Deadline:  September 18, 2009

Parenting with Passion

K-W Counselling Services has launched a new TV series called "Parenting with Passion." This series features interviews with many celebrated Canadians as they explore what determines healthy, thriving and resilient children. A few WRFN families took part in the segments on raising children with special needs - "Welcome to Holland: Our Special Children" - airing on July 18.

Government Announces $15 Million Research Study of Neurolgical Conditions

Canadians with neurological conditions like spina bifida and hydrocephalus, caregivers and representatives from Neurological Health Charities Canada celebrate the announcement of $15 million in research funding, made today

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