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Australian Cheerleader

‘We had no idea it (the video of their routine) was going take off as quickly.’

Paralympians aim to win

Rio games seen as a forum to change attitudes Hudson’s Bay Company, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee launch the Team Canada Collection for Rio 2016. As Canada’s 162 Paralympians march into Rio’s Maracana Stadium Wednesday for the opening ceremony, they know interest in the competition and their events will inspire millions of Canadians. Much harder […]

Far from the Tree

All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves.

#Accessible Canada

A one-day national forum for youth with disabilities and youth who have life experience, work experience or academic experience related to disability will take place in Ottawa in November 2016.

The walk of life

Figuring out stuff, I have discovered, is one of the joys of disability By Stephen Trumper The doctor was ready with her prescription. She had been worried about my gait. she had asked me to do what I call the rehab catwalk, a promenade I had done dozens of times over the years in sight […]

New 4 You Summer 2016

New 4 You TetraGear With safety and accessibility in mind, TetraGear has designed a line of dynamic, multiuse LED lights for people with scooters, wheelchairs and bicycles. Waterproof and visible at 360 degrees, TetraGear hopes its touch-sensitive controller will help those with limited dexterity to feel safer while out at night. Smartbe Made to […]

Feelings from a lonel...

Feelings from a lonely soul By Louise Sertsis All of my girlfriends have become mothers and are busy nurturing their children. I now have phone friends, since most of them have moved far away. I’ve been on long-term disability for 11 years now, and meeting new people and socializing are foreign territories to me. I […]

How painting changed ...

How painting changed my life By Stevie Stefano Ever since I can remember, I’d wished I had been born with the talent of a portrait painter. But I was always under the impression that if you were not born with this talent, you could never become an accomplished artist. Nevertheless, my plan was to take […]

Molly Burke

Molly Burke By Tracey Coveart Molly Burke knew at the tender age of four years old that she would eventually go blind. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa—a degenerative disease that affects the retina of the eye—she began speaking publicly about her condition when she was just five years of age. Looking back at 22, Molly now […]

To the mother whose c...

To the mother whose child was curious about my dwarfism By Kate Braun I saw you run into Target this morning; I was heading in behind you. You looked busy! I could tell your mind was racing through your list, making sure you had grabbed everything before you rushed off to the next errand with […]