Accessibility News March 19,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*Mental Health System ‘Fails’ Young Advocate Trying to Make It Better: Family
*OPINION: How to Better Serve Students With Disabilities
*How Entrepreneurs With Disabilities are Making Their Own Space in the Business World
*Shape the City of Kingston’s Next Multi-Year Accessibility Plan
*Swimmer With Disabilities Finds Independence In the Pool
*Why Some Parents are Eager for Changes to Ontario’s Early Reading Curriculum
*AODA Alliance Updates

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Press Releases:

*eSSENTIAL Accessibility Appoints Jamie Hurewitz as General Counsel
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/essential-accessibility-appoints-jamie-hurewitz-as-general-counsel-301498556.html
*eSSENTIAL Accessibility Named One of North America’s Fastest-Growing Tech Companies
https://www.essentialaccessibility.com/news/press-releases/essential-accessibility-named-one-of-north-americas-fastest-growing-tech-companies

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ARTICLES:

Mental Health System ‘Fails’ Young Advocate Trying to Make It Better: Family

Kristin Legault-Donkers, who pushed tirelessly to help others with mental health issues, is being remembered as a fighter who struggled with mental illness herself.

The St. Thomas woman died last Friday, choosing, as her obituary said, “to end her life after a courageous and publicly hard-fought battle with her mental illness.”

She was 25.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/mental-health-system-fails-young-advocate-trying-to-make-it-better-family/

OPINION: How to Better Serve Students With Disabilities

We need to rethink school systems and environments if we are going to better serve students with the highest levels of need. Traditional systems, practices and policies in many cases cater only to general education students.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/opinion-how-to-better-serve-students-with-disabilities/

How Entrepreneurs With Disabilities are Making Their Own Space in the Business World

Eyra Abraham felt the call to entrepreneurship like an alarm ringing in the middle of the night. More specifically, one that she couldn’t hear – with potentially life-threatening consequences.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-entrepreneurs-with-disabilities-are-making-their-own-space-in-the-business-world/

Shape the City of Kingston’s Next Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

RELEASE – The City of Kingston is committed to creating, improving, and fostering inclusive environments. Help the City advance this important work by submitting your ideas and feedback on the next Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/shape-the-city-of-kingstons-next-multi-year-accessibility-plan/

Swimmer With Disabilities Finds Independence In the Pool

CLEVELAND – The 2022 Paralympic Games in Beijing finished March 13, and one girl in northeast Ohio might get the honor to swim in the games sometime in the future.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/swimmer-with-disabilities-finds-independence-in-the-pool/

Why Some Parents are Eager for Changes to Ontario’s Early Reading Curriculum

When Emily Moorhead’s son Aiden was struggling with basic reading in Grade 1 several years ago, the two of them worked out a deal. Every time he got so frustrated that he wanted to scream, he could go outside, run around the house, come back in and try again.

“It gave him a little break and a little time, but he was running way more than he was reading,” she said. “A lot more.”

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/why-some-parents-are-eager-for-changes-to-ontarios-early-reading-curriculum/

AODA Alliance Updates:

Sign Up for Free March 29, 2022 Virtual Conference on the Past, Present and Future of Making Ontario’s Education System Fully Inclusive and Accessible for Students with Disabilities
and Marking The 25th Anniversary of the Eaton v. Brant County Board of Education Case

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/sign-up-for-free-march-29-2022-virtual-conference-on-the-past-present-and-future-of-making-ontarios-education-system-fully-inclusive-and-accessible-for-students-with-disabilities/

Guest Column in Ottawa Area Newspaper Presses Ottawa City Council Not to Use Vulnerable People with Disabilities, Seniors, and Others as Unwilling Guinea Pigs in a Third Pilot Project with Electric Scooters that Are Proven to Be Dangerous

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/guest-column-in-ottawa-area-newspaper-presses-ottawa-city-council-not-to-use-vulnerable-people-with-disabilities-seniors-and-others-as-unwilling-guinea-pigs-in-a-third-pilot-project-with-electric-sc/

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