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In this Issue
*P.E.I. Mom Tracks Son in Toronto on Social Media, Struggles to Bring Him Home *Raising a Child With Disabilities Amid Accessibility Shortcomings *Coquitlam Mayor Steps In After Elderly Man in Wheelchair Waits Hours for Taxi *Boards Open Up Wasaga Playgrounds to NonVerbal Kids and Pre-Rreaders *City’s Speed Humps Hit a Bump with Disability Advocates
*Federal Program Seeking Youth Accessibility Leaders
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P.E.I. Mom Tracks Son in Toronto on Social Media, Struggles to Bring Him Home
A Prince Edward Island woman’s months-long quest to bring her estranged son home from Toronto highlights the challenges families face accessing health care options for loved ones living with mental illness and the gaps in social supports, says one local street nurse.
Raising a Child With Disabilities Amid Accessibility Shortcomings
Cayden has infantile-onset Pompe disease, a genetic disease that he will have for his entire life. Cayden has very low muscle tone, which prevents him from walking and moving on his own. He needs assistance for almost everything. While we’ve learned to live and adapt inside our home, it’s tricky when we’re out in public.
Coquitlam Mayor Steps In After Elderly Man in Wheelchair Waits Hours for Taxi
“Despite booking it, and despite promises, the cab never showed up. And it’s simply a reality we deal with all too often with this taxi company,” said Mayor Richard Stewart, who has gotten involved in the past when Bel Air didn’t pick up passengers in wheelchairs.
Boards Open Up Wasaga Playgrounds to NonVerbal Kids and Pre-Rreaders
The introduction of picture boards at Wasaga Beach’s playgrounds will open the lines of communication for kids who aren’t ready, or able, to use their words.
City’s Speed Humps Hit a Bump with Disability Advocates
Danica McPhee, a member of the Windsor Accessibility Advisory Committee, on Tuesday warned city council that adding speed humps to streets without sidewalks poses a risk to residents with mobility challenges, herself included.
Federal Program Seeking Youth Accessibility Leaders
Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 are encouraged to apply for funding to assist their community in addressing accessibility barriers in public spaces or workplaces within their community
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