Disability

15 articles
by Anne Borden King

Improving the health-care experience for autistic patients: The Autistic Health Access Project

Autistic people are leading seminars in medical schools about what it's like to experience the health-care system as an autistic patient. They hope that future doctors will work with these patients more collaboratively.

by Anne Borden King

‘This is the community in action’: Toronto’s Disability Vaccine Outreach Initiative

Disabled people are assisting their peers in gaining access to vaccines while also educating vaccine clinics about access needs. It's just one example of why involving communities in the rollout matters.

by Michèle L. Hébert Chantal Czerednikow Jonathan Lai

People with developmental disabilities have a right to better dental care and less suffering

People with developmental disabilities face barriers to dental care. It's time we took action to ensure that they do not remain invisible to dentists.

by Laurie Proulx Hilary Brown Yona Lunsky Lesley A. Tarasoff Kate Welsh

A call for inclusive health research

We need an inclusive approach to health research, one that engages the affected communities in all aspects of the research and that meets them where they are.

by Yona Lunsky Sue Robins

‘Do you care about disabled people or not?’

Why aren't we gathering data about the effect of COVID-19 on adults with developmental disabilities? Is it because of underlying attitudes in health care that their lives matter less?

by Lene Andersen Laurie Proulx Catherine Stratton Emily Sirotich

COVID-19 and the forgotten disability community

Canadians pride themselves on diversity, inclusion and public health care. But COVID-19 has shown how people with disabilities are consistently left behind. Now is the time that changed.

by Eva Zhu

‘Foolproof’ exam software creating barriers for students with disabilities

To make sure students aren’t tempted to cheat when writing exams at home, professors have been using proctoring software, but it doesn’t account for those with mental or physical disabilities.

by Lesley A. Tarasoff Hilary Brown Yona Lunsky Laurie Proulx Kate Welsh

This Mother’s Day, let’s focus on moms with disabilities

by Dafna Izenberg Francine Buchanan Claude Lurette

Direct Funding means freedom for many people with disabilities. Is it accessible enough?

by Yona Lunsky Robert Balogh

Developmental disabilities, mental health issues often overlap

by Karen Palmer Mike Tierney Christopher Doig

Can healthcare do better for people with multiple chemical sensitivities?

by Aleksandra Stefanovic Roger Chafe

Is miscarriage a disability?

by Vanessa Milne Sachin Pendharkar Maureen Taylor

Aging caregivers of children with disabilities “pushed to the breaking point”

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