Posts Tagged: disability

Minds We Meet—Elisa Neven-Pugh

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you are all alone in your studies, but across the nation, around the globe, students like you are also pursuing their AU education, and The Voice Magazine wants to bring their stories to you.  If you would like to be featured next, do not hesitate to… Read more »

Disabled Person or Person with a Disability?

“An estimated 3.8 million Canadian adults reported having some type of disability.  This represents 13.7% of the Canadian population” (CHRC,online).  A disability is a functional limitation or restriction that interferes with the ability to perform an activity.  Many disabled people face discrimination, ridicule, and disadvantages.  About 60% of claims made to the Human Rights Commission… Read more »

Dear Barb—Disabling Sensitivity

Dear Barb: I am the mother of a young daughter with a physical disability. Throughout her young life she has had numerous surgeries and she has been a real trooper. She never seemed to let her situation get her down until recently. Now she doesn’t want to participate in any activities that she did before…. Read more »