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I CAN Fly with YVR

Guest Blog: Travel Resources by YVR and Canucks Autism Network

This guest post was written by Canucks Autism Network. YVR and Canucks Autism Network develop Autism Access Sticker and other resources for travelers with autism Travelling through the airport can be an overwhelming and stressful experience for anyone, but for

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Canucks Autism Sports Day

Community Highlight – Canucks Autism in Vancouver

Sports and Autism: Canucks Autism Network Breaks Barriers Do you remember the feeling of exhilaration when you first learned to ride a bike? Or the confidence and camaraderie you felt when you played on your first sports team or made

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Two Sides to the Assisted Suicide Debate

It was just a few days into the month of February, 2015 when one of the most controversial debates of the 21st century came to a head. When federal government lifted the ban on assisted suicide throughout Canada, millions of

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People with Disabilities Dive into Dating

Dating is difficult. This is not new news. Looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right has always been challenging. When you add disability to the mix, dating can seem impossible. Unfortunately, people with disabilities have reported feeling rejected and ignored when

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Coping with the Aging Process

Have you ever felt stressed about the aging process? If yes, you are not alone. Many people worry about getting older, and sometimes, this type of stress increases with age. However, one of the healthiest things you can do for

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National Non-Smoking Week Offers Support to Smokers

How many disabilities would you guess are the direct result of tobacco use? Too many to name, probably. Tobacco use, particularly in the form of cigarette smoking, is a leading cause of disease and disability. However, we know that this

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4 Pillars of Disability Rights

On the heels of the movements for civil rights and women’s rights was the disability rights movement. In the 1960s, movements across North American encouraged equal opportunities for all people — including those with disabilities. Up till this point, the

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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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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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