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Subject: Webinar Update: Emerging Ideas September 12, 2009
Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario
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Webinars: Emerging Ideas Series
Tuesdays, beginning September 15, 2009

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in this update...
Fall Webinar Series
(1) Puzzling Alliances: Advocacy Work and the Politics of Representing Autism
(2) Multi-method communication: Incorporating Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Decision-making Process
(3) "What's that?": An Opportunity to the Think about Imagery and Perceptions of Disability
REMINDER: AODA Consultation with Charles Beer
Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO) actively promotes the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of persons with disabilities through community development, social action, and member support and referral.  Our primary activity is public education and awareness about the social and physical barriers that prevent the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in Ontario.

CWDO is proud to be Ontario's representative at the Council of Canadians with Disabilities since June, 2009.

 
Emerging Ideas from Disability Studies
Fall Webinar Series
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Hosted by Christine Kelly, CWDO Executive Board Member

CWDO is proud to highlight the work of some Ontario graduate students engaged in Disability Studies. 

Disability studies is an emerging interdisciplinary field that  looks at disability outside the medical model. The students will be presenting on some of their current work, providing a rare opportunity to learn about cutting edge thinking around disability emerging from academia.

Captioning, ASL and intervenor accommodation is available upon request for this series, thanks to funding from the Office for Disability Issues, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. 


Puzzling Alliances: Advocacy Work and the Politics of Representing Autism
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
7:00 pm EDT, Auditorium 1

Presenter: Anne Mcguire, PhD Candidate, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Drawing on recent work in the field of disability studies, this paper examines the political and social dimensions of contemporary perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Click here for more information about this webinar.
Click here to register for Puzzling Alliances.
Multi-method communication:
Incorporating Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Decision Making Process

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
7:00 pm EDT, Auditorium 1

Presenter: Christopher Longtin,
MA, Sociology, Carleton University

This presentation draws on popular education and community health research to advocate for an increased role of persons with intellectual dis/abilities in the decision making process. 

The presentation is grounded in the researcher's past research  on relationships between intellectual disability and gender and current research on how best to include persons with intellectual disabilities in research as co-researchers.

Click here for more information about this webinar.
Click here to register for Multi-method Communication.
"What's that?": An Opportunity to the Think about Imagery and Perceptions of Disability
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
7:00 pm EDT, Auditorium 1
 
Presenter: Samantha Walsh,
PhD student, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Come think along with doctoral student Samantha Walsh from the University of Toronto as she engages with public images of disability. Her lecture will include discussion of how media images inform, shape and re-affirm perceptions of disability. The lecture will than make links between these images and how they inform disability's place within economical, social, and governmental infrastructures (within Canada and Ontario).

A must see for disability rights activists, those interested in disability and media, or anyone who's ever wondered "What's that?"

Click here for more information about this webinar.
Click here to register for Imagery and Perceptions.
And Don't Forget the AODA Consultation with Charles Beer!
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Date: THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 22, 2009
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm (Toronto time)
Place: IDEAL Auditorium 1 (Click here to connect)

This is a time to show our strength. Any of our members who care about the AODA and accessibility standards should log on for this meeting.  A good turnout will show that we care about this legislation, and do not want things to be slowed down or cancelled.  TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER

To help us plan the meeting agenda, we have made up a short survey to collect our members' questions and comments for Mr. Beer.  Click here to access the survey.

You may be asked if you can raise your own questions and comments if you attend the online meeting.  But if you cannot come, we will still try to raise them on your behalf.

Your attendance is vital to achieving our goal to raise public
education and awareness about the social and physical barriers that prevent the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in Ontario. 

Your input right now is badly needed.  Please plan to attend and please do the short survey.

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