February 28 – At a Special Meeting of the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario (SBHAO), held Sunday, February 26, 2017, members voted to approve the proposed transition of SBHAO to Hydrocephalus Canada.
Board Chair Claudio Cinapri, chaired the meeting, which was called to advise members about the proposal and to explain why the Board was recommending the change in geographic reach and organizational focus.
Used with permission from the Waterloo Family Resource Network, August 2015 PULSE newsletter
The summer is half over, and even though it seems like we just finished the transition into summer, it's already time to start thinking about how to transition out. Preparing our children for the school year takes a lot of planning and preparation.
After much prodding by the The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Committee, the Ontario Government has extended the deadline for public input on the AODA Customer Service Standard to May 22, 2014 from April 16.
This guide was compiled by Graeme Treeby of The “Special Needs” Planning Group. It is not to be taken as Accounting or Tax advice but rather, as a resource to provide a starting point for your journey through the maze that is Income Tax Preparation and Planning for people with a disability and their families.
Andre Demers, from Ottawa, was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for Excellence in Service Delivery.
At the recent SB&H Annual Meeting, Teaching Awareness Through Puppetry (TAP) introduced Bonnie and Mara, two new puppets with spina Bifida, along with a new script.
Over the next 6-8 months, the Canadian Paraplegic Association, together with the Rick Hansen Foundation hope to collect input from more than 3,000 Canadians with Spinal Cord Injury or Spinal Cord related disabilities.