Accessibility News September 24,2016 Update

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In this Issue

*Barrier-Free Canada Update
*Tutty: Teaching Children the History of Societys Treatment on the Disabled
*Course Cluster Challenges Thinking on Disability
*Government of Canada Launches Call for Proposals to Support the Social Inclusion of Canadians With Disabilities
*Changes to SSAH Funding and ODSP Applications for People who Receive Developmental Services
*UN Releases General Comment on the Right to Inclusive Education
*How can P.E.I. Be More Accessible for People With Disabilities?
*Spotlight on Wheel-Trans and AODA at TTC Accessibility Forum
*Parents Say Ontario government Misled Them Over Autism Funding

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Barrier-Free Canada Update

Please Use and Widely Circulate Two New Helpful Resources We Here Give You, Helpful for Anyone Taking Part in the Government of Canadas Current Public Consultation on the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act – Our Short Leaflet and Our Longer, More Detailed Tip Sheet

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/barrier-free-canada-update/

Tutty: Teaching Children the History of Societys Treatment on the Disabled

Recently, one of my Facebook friends had a very upsetting incident in a B.C. restaurant.

She was refused service because she had her guide dog with her. The staff refused to recognize the official documents identifying her dog as a guide dog.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/tutty-teaching-children-the-history-of-societys-treatment-on-the-disabled/

Course Cluster Challenges Thinking on Disability

The Georgetown University Disabilities Studies Course Cluster is thriving in its second year, with seven classes offered this fall. Its a broad and important field, but it isnt exactly in the academic mainstream yet. So, what is disability studies, and how did this course cluster come to fruition?

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/course-cluster-challenges-thinking-on-disability/

Government of Canada Launches Call for Proposals to Support the Social Inclusion of Canadians With Disabilities

The Government of Canada is working to ensure greater accessibility and opportunities for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces.
To this end, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities today invited national not-for- profit organizations with a focus on disability to apply for funding through the 2016 Social Development Partnership Program Disability Component (SDPP-D) call for proposals.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-launches-call-for-proposals-to-support-the-social-inclusion-of-canadians-with-disabilities/

Changes to SSAH Funding and ODSP Applications for People who Receive Developmental Services

On September 2 the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) announced changes to Special Services at Home (SSAH) funding and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) applications.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/changes-to-ssah-funding-and-odsp-applications-for-people-who-receive-developmental-services/

UN Releases General Comment on the Right to Inclusive Education

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the first legally binding international law to discuss the right to quality inclusive education. Article 24 of the CRPD provides that all persons with disabilities have a right to education. In order to realize the right to education without
discrimination and on the basis of equal opportunities, States Parties have an obligation to ensure an inclusive education system at all levels.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/un-releases-general-comment-on-the-right-to-inclusive-education/

How can P.E.I. Be More Accessible for People With Disabilities?

Islanders will have a chance to weigh in on how to make P.E.I. including its ferry and other transportation services more accessible to people with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-can-p-e-i-be-more-accessible-for-people-with-disabilities/

Spotlight on Wheel-Trans and AODA at TTC Accessibility Forum

On September 15, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) held the ninth annual TTC Public Forum on Accessibility at the Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place. Serving to connect TTC and ACAT with the general public, the open Forum offered participants the opportunity to directly share their thoughts and concerns with some of the Citys top transit executives.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/spotlight-on-wheel-trans-and-aoda-at-ttc-accessibility-forum/

Parents Say Ontario government Misled Them Over Autism Funding

Parents of children with autism protested for hours outside the office of the Minister of Children and Youth Services on Friday, saying they were misled by the Ontario government.

They wanted an apology after learning the province did not take the advice of an expert panel when it came to treating children with autism.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/parents-say-ontario-government-misled-them-over-autism-funding/

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