Inclusion and full citizenship of persons labelled with intellectual disabilities May 31, Panel Discussions: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m

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Your blog author is enlightened and hopefull of an impactful and immediate, it’s got to be done today attitude to come out of this event. As a person who has spoken with the society and ARCH on this issue many times, I know action is needed urgently. As a person who has recognized developmental and intellectual genetic disabilities, who only accepted the disabilities a year ago this June 5, I have learnt there are many issues to be addressed.  Oh, I do have decades of lived experience as a disabled person, I just refused to accept it nor did I realize it was genetic until 2013.
If you have anyone in your life, someone who you contemplate –  even a teeny tiny bit, or know has a developmental and intellectual disabilities, attending this panel discussion is a good idea. If you cannot attend the program is also available as a live webcast. On the day and time of the event this blogs top post will have a link  to the live webcast.

A Junction connection?  there are many people from the Junction involved in seeking developmental and intellectual disability help. You may have also guessed this is an issue of prime importance to me. This author has spoken and worked with a number of younger men, who when teenagers hung out in Vine Parkette.
Now a required heed statement, 

If you feel you yourself,  or a loved one, or someone you know is struggling or being hurt or in any way marginalized with a diagnosed, (respectfully referred to as “recognized”) or not diagnosed developmental and intellectual disabilitity, encourage them to seek help, with a positive, and caring approach. Most, if not all need some assistance, and you will be saving him or her, much pain, suffering, confusion and bringing them relief, though actioned caring. Oh, and it is normal to become frustrated with a loved one and or friend with a disability.
*1)  sign on the roof of the society building in the photo above, does not exist, put it there for some fun. 

All text below, ARCH Disability Law Centre & the Law Society of Upper Canada jointly.
Celebrating Action: 

Developmental Services and Legal Rights
ARCH Disability Law Centre & the Law Society of Upper Canada for an event about,

This event will highlight the history of  disabilities and discuss present day concerns. 

Community leaders will highlight current advocacy efforts and how this work should inform law and policy.
May 31, 2016

Panel Discussions: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. *, Reception: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., 
Please enter through east-side doors facing Nathan Phillips Square.

This public event is free
, but space is limited. For additional information and to register, 

please visit: | 416-947-3413 | 1-800-668-7380, ext. 3413
The panel discussions are eligible for up to 1.5 Substantive Hours of CPD for lawyers.

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