A great resource on all the different places you can find a weighted blanket/how to make one.
Resight Inclusive Arts is hosting two tactile art creation workshops. December 11th, 2013 from 1 to 3 and December 14th from 1:30 to 4 for kids. The charge is $5 for a work and a braille greeting card. Please contact us @ resightarts.com to register or for more information. We will have child minding for the adult class. Please share! Everyone is welcome.
Include: Observance of the Day provides opportunities for participation by all stakeholders – Governments, the UN system, civil society and organizations of persons with disabilities – to focus on issues related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development, both as beneficiaries and agents.
Organize: Hold forums, public discussions and information campaigns to help find innovative ways and means by which persons with disabilities and their families can be further integrated into their societies and development plans.…
Celebrate: Plan and organize performances everywhere to showcase - and celebrate - the contributions made by persons with disabilities as agents of change and development in the communities in which they live.
Take Action: A major focus of the Day is practical and concrete action to include disability in all aspects of development, as well as to further the participation of persons with disabilities in social life and development on the basis of equality. Highlight progress and obstacles in implementing disability-sensitive policies, as well as promote public awareness to break barriers and open doors: for an inclusive society for all.
Source: CCMW Facebook page.
I’m trying to email the Councillor for our respective region in Toronto in order to request the building of accessible swings at a nearby park.
If individuals with disabilities are flipping over on the swings or falling off due lack of motor coordination or balance, there is a serious problem. Even if it’s a porch swing, it will be nice for people of all ages and abilities. Wish me luck!
Excerpt from the email:
"Since there is a budget for converting the existing sports field to one with a synthetic turf, improved lighting, and bleachers, I am sure that we can participate in a dialogue for making the park more accessible. I believe this should be made a priority by those who are responsible for initiating changes in our community because there are several individuals with disabilities of all ages who live in our neighbourhood."
Friendly reminder that disabled people of every condition, neurological and physical, are people too! And they deserve your respect and consideration.
To help that message go down a bit easier, here is a baby hedgehog.