The Registered Disability Savings Program Webinar. This webinar is presented by Brendon Pooran, an associate of bakerlaw. It is never too soon to think about how contributing to an RRSP will improve your tax situation. How much better if it's a kind of RRSP that the government will contribute to! Find out what a Registered Disability Savings Program is, how someone qualifies, how much the government will chip in, and where you can sign up. Brought to you by the BMO Financial Group, Recipient of CWDO's 2009 Partnership Award. The RDSP Webinar was held on February 19, 2009 (1 hour, 25 minutes)
Context for the Development of Employment Standards Webinar. This webinar is presented by John Rae, Chair of the Council of Blind Canadians and lifetime advocate for disability rights. The Development of Employment Standards webinar was held on April 21, 2009 (1 hour, 14 minutes)
Proposed Accessibility Standards for Employment Webinar. Stefanie Marinich-Lee, Vice-President of CWDO and a member of Ontario's Employment Standards Development Committee takes us through the proposed standard as she gathers members' input for a CWDO response. The Employment Standards Webinar was run on May 7, 2009 (1 hour, 22 minutes)
What Did I Say? Webinar: Improving attendant services through effective communication. This consumer-led Webinar was presented by Tracy Odell. It addresses strategies for improving communications. Brought to you by Access Apartments for Physically Disabled Adults in Toronto. This Webinar was held on May 21, 2009 (30 minutes)
Getting to Know the Disability Movement Webinar, presented by CWDO Executive Board Member, Christine Kelly. This Webinar provides an overview of some of the key features of the disability movement, including important historical events in Canada, the United States and abroad as well as review the underlying philosophies of Independent Living and the social model of disability. The Disability Movement Webinar was held on July 16, 2009 (58 minutes)
Life in Post Secondary School – Tips for Students with Disabilities Webinar, presented by Melissa Graham, CWDO Board Member and Advocate. This webinar will give you some tips on making your transition to post-secondary school as smooth and accessible as possible. Post Secondary School Webinar Evaluation.
August 18, 2009 (40 minutes) Unedited transcript in html or Unedited transcript in text.
Puzzling Alliances: Advocacy Work and the Politics of Representing Autism, presented by Anne Mcguire, PhD Candidate, Sociology
and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto.This presentation charts the development and cultural significance of a marked change in how autism is being represented by mainstream advocacy groups – organizations are shifting away from representing autism as a disability (with subsequent claims to access and accommodation), instead representing it as a disease that requires treatment and/or cure. The Puzzling Alliances Webinar was held on September 15, 2009 (1 hour, 2 minutes) Unedited transcript in html or Unedited transcript in text.
Multi-method Communication Webinar: Incorporating Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Decision Making Process presented by Christopher Longtin, MA, Sociology, Carleton University. To best include individuals with intellectual dis/abilities in decision-making, we must rethink how the decision making process occurs and the communication methods it engages. The presenter reviews this process and, through the example of visual communication methods, suggests a number of ways decision-making might be diversified and more inclusionary. The presentation is grounded in the researchers 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.The Multi-method Communication Webinar was held on September 22, 2009 (55 minutes)
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