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Standing at the Intersection of Race and Disability is Rabia Khedr

It’s one thing to have a disability and feel left out, it’s another to be part of a racially marginalized group as well. We chat with Rabia Khedr, founder of Race and Disability Canada in this Encouraging Abilities podcast.

Elliot Hedley: Disability Advocate One Song and One Documentary at a Time

The disability community is full of self-advocates demanding to not just be seen and heard, but taken seriously. Why? Because they are capable. We caught up with budding filmmaker, songwriter, and screenwriter Elliot Hedley who is making in-roads despite living with Cerebral Palsy.

Recent Posts

Mental Health Week 2024: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

When it comes to mental health, discussions often revolve around anxiety, depression, and other common conditions within the general public. However, there is an overlooked intersection when it comes to stigmas surrounding mental health – individuals with developmental disabilities.

The Vital Role of Early Childhood Educators

Early Childhood Educators are helping lay the foundation of a child’s future. Often underappreciated, these dedicated professionals play a pivotal role in shaping young minds during their most formative years.

The Impact of Forest Fire Air Quality on People with Developmental Disabilities

British Columbia is already experiencing over 100 active fires as the forest fire season gets an early start. It seems every year we are exposed to the smoke that drifts over the Lower Mainland as forest fires from the Interior wreak havoc in the province.

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Assistive Technology Review: CalmPalm

The CalmPalm device is a self-soothing and self-regulatory tool designed to help individuals who experience anxiety and related insomnia. The CalmPalm uses micro electro stimulation pulses to trigger acupuncture points associated with calming the ‘fight or flight’ response.

Assistive Technology Review – Skull Candy Headphones

Skullcandy’s Hesh ANC Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones are advertised as providing quality audio with an exceptional noise cancelling experience at a significantly lower cost than other similar products on the market.

Assistive Technology Tech Review: Blots Silicone Stress Balls

Blots are unique in the way Speks has primarily advertised a sensory tool to a mainstream, neurotypical audience. Sensory supports can be a useful resource for anyone – we all have sensory systems and sensory needs!

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