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Archive for December, 2014


Increase Your Self-Esteem in 2015

Some people think that self-esteem happens by chance, meaning someone is born with a naturally high or low self-esteem. While this may be true in part, self-esteem can be changed for the better. In fact, you can resolve this year

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The High Cost of Raising Children with Disabilities

There is an inarguable financial burden on Canadian parents with a child who has disability. The cost of obtaining proper care and treatment for a child with disabilities stretches many families beyond their means, especially when they are receiving little

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Parents Speak Out About Raising Children with Disabilities

As parents of children with disabilities, do you ever feel like you are continually fighting an uphill battle of unique challenges to face and barriers to overcome? You’re not alone. The 2006 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) takes a

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Does Seasonal Affective Disorder Affect You?

Invisible disabilities are becoming a hot topic, and rightly so. In 2003 it was estimated that around 5 percent of Canadians were affected by at least 1 of a group of 3 invisible disabilities. While more research is needed, invisible

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Resources for Exercising with Disability

Wanting to exercise is a worthy goal but often seems unattainable. For an individual with a disability, attempting an exercise routine can be even more intimidating. But this does not mean it is impossible. Below are some quick tips that

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Four Influential People with Disabilities

How do you perceive individuals with disabilities? This is an important question. Do you see people with disabilities as being capable individuals who are able to make positive contributions to society? Unfortunately, many people do not necessarily believe this about

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Did you know that a significant portion of the world’s population has disabilities? “Over one billion people, or approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability.” It is vital that individuals with and without disabilities

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Staying Positive Despite Disability

Disability is never something someone plans for — especially sudden disability. You might have been in an accident and are now suddenly disabled. Or perhaps your disability developed more slowly, over a period of time. In any case, your life

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Financial Help, Resources For Canadians With Disabilities

Have you recently developed a disability, either suddenly (from an accident, etc.), or gradually (slowly developed a disability)? If so, you probably realize that your new disability may cause financial changes in your life. We know these financial changes are

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