The Family Arm of the Disability Movement is the person we love with a disability and their parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, cousins, caregivers, friends and neighbours. We, the family, have been an afterthought for too long, our opinions sidelines, our emotions trivialized, our needs prescribed and our resources shuttered. Enough.read more
As of April 1, 2017, disability assistance rates will rise by $50 per month, or an annual total of $600. Once the increase takes effect, a single person with the PWD designation will receive $1,033 per month in disability assistance, up from $983. A couple in which...read more
For the first time I am travelling internationally, alone on a much anticipated trip with my brother. It has been a big adventure, perhaps bigger than I anticipated.read more
Our meeting with Minister Jaczek, Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, MPP John Fraser and a few others to discuss the gift and asset limits for persons receiving disability benefits in Ontario.read more
2nd Annual Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) Conference Fundraiser. I will be part of the panel with Jihan Abbas, discussing the Gifts and Assets Limit Initiative and how it relates to Strategies for Competent and Ethical Disability Law Advocacy. When:...read more
It was a honour for the Coalition for Change to the Disability Gifts and Assets Limits to be nominated for the Ottawa Social Impact Award. Thank you for the nomination and for the many votes! Unfortunately we didn't win but we are still new...who knows what the future...read more
Autism 30 is a bi-weekly podcast supporting families and bringing awareness of autism. I was invited to contribute to the sibling caregiving perspective and providing information for parents. Thanks Talie and Chris for inviting me to be on your show....read more
The sibling journey is in the shadows but the inclusion movement has been built on our backs. From the day our brothers and sisters show up in our lives we fight for them, we love them, we suffer their injustices and the pain they experience is carried as our own throughout our whole lives. We are unrecognized for picking up all the pieces of a failed system.