Monthly Archives: March 2018

Woodlands’ survivors finally to receive redress from provincial government

New Westminster Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:15 AM Former residents of Woodlands who attended the school before Aug. 1, 1974, will finally receive compensation for systemic abuse suffered at the provincial institution, announced Premier John Horgan. “For nearly 20 years, former residents of Woodlands have fought for compassion, closure and some level of justice. Today, […]

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8 Tips for Easter Egg Safety

Hi to all Happy Easter some safety tips that will help you on Easter Easter egg food safety 8 safety tips Easter is one of my absolute favorite holidays, and hunting for beautifully decorated Easter eggs is one of the most fun traditions associated with Easter!  However, getting sick due to a food-borne illness is […]

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Rock On

The child was young, but not young enough to not notice. It constantly surprises people that we, as disabled people, notice their behaviour. Staring, is a particular particular example, you know when people feast their eyes off of difference and fill their bellies with ‘supergust,’ a word that should exist for the combination of superiority […]

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Embracing

During the course of my work the last few weeks I have had the opportunity, privilege really, of teaching people with intellectual disabilities about their disability. I don’t do this lightly and I never do this without a context for it because I don’t know how well prepared people are to talk about their disability. […]

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Awareness of Fairness

I was just finished my workout on the arm ergometer at the gym and rolled off the platform. I turned to head towards the cable machine, which had not been in use when I checked before shutting down the machine. Someone, a fellow I’d seen before, was there about to start. He glanced over and […]

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Hijacking

She was really offended. I had been rolling in to the gym, in fact I was nearly there. This means that I’d rolled from the car, up the gradual grade to the door and into the building. I was by myself because Joe had to go find parking. She had said,”You are getting your workout […]

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Finally Noon

“I want people to see me not my disability.” “Don’t label me disabled.” “I may use a wheelchair but that’s not the most important thing about me.” I am more than my disability.” “I see you as you, I don’t notice your disability.” “They people I work with are just like regular people.” “I don’t […]

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it hurts because

A long time ago, when I first became disabled, a little boy stopped, looked at me, and asked, “Does it hurt?” I knew the question was about my disability and my use of a wheelchair and I was touched by the softness in his voice, he was young enough, still, to care for everyone’s well […]

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Simon

On Sunday Joe and I, along with Marissa and the girls, went to see ‘Love, Simon.” For those of you that don’t know, this is a movie about a teenage boy who is dealing with coming out as gay. The movie has the critics strongly on its side and the gay community holding its breath […]

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The Powerful Act of Just Living

We arrived at the hotel yesterday after a long ride and were looking forward to getting out of the car and into our room. The lineup to check in was simple and we had our keys in moments. We’d asked for help with our luggage and the porter followed us along towards the elevators. The […]

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