Saturday, November 25, 2006

supports for faliles of children with disabilities

http://www.ualberta.ca/~jpdasddc/famsupport/famsupBib.pdf

Supports for Families of Children with Disabilities
State of the Evidence Review
Annotated Bibliography 2006

This has some of the background for our previous comment on divorce rates

The Daily, Wednesday, November 22, 2006. Study: Children with disabilities and chronic conditions and parental health

The Daily, Wednesday, November 22, 2006. Study: Children with disabilities and chronic conditions and parental health: "The study found that mothers of chronically sick or disabled children were twice as likely to report being in 'poor' or 'fair' health than those without chronically sick or disabled children."

NOTE: This study only looked at families that stayed together. We are all aware that families with disabled children are more prone to divorce.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

kid in wheelchair does backflips at skaterpark

Stumbled on this yesterday.

Apparently Aaron Fotheringham's brother is big into BMX at the skatepark. Aaron would spent his days watching from the sidelines until some said...

"Try it!"

clip

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

CCVO Questions for PC Leadership Candidates

Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Oorganizations Questions for PC Leadership Candidates

To help organizations in Calgary's voluntary sector gain a better understanding of each leadership candidate's perspective about the sector, CCVO invited all candidates to respond to the following three questions about the sector:

1) As Premier of Alberta, what policy and operational steps would you take to enhance the ability of the nonprofit/voluntary sector to help maintain and build strong and vibrant communities across Alberta?

2) How would you bring the community-based knowledge and expertise of nonprofits and charities to the policy development process?

3) Do you support the Alberta Nonprofit /Voluntary Sector Initiative?

see the rest at:
http://www.calgarycvo.org/leadership_candidate_responses.html"