Community Living Peterborough November e-Bulletin
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A home of my own  Moving out of her family home had been a dream for Steph Paul since the age of 20. Six years later, with the support and innovative thinking of her family, Steph's dream of independent supported living became a reality. Read more about Steph's story in Community Living Peterborough's latest edition of Opening Doors...

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Home of Our Own - Skydiggers Event
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Magic 96.7, Peterborough This Week, Level A, Motion Specialties, Art School of Peterborough, MicroAge, McConkey Real Estate, Brant Basics, Friends of Community Living Peterborough, Nexicom, Scotiabank RBC, Ruslands Auctions Appraisals Moving & Storage, Best Western Otonabee Inn, Challice Photo, Mariposa Chocolates, St. Peter's Secondary School Culinary Program, BE Catering, Ricky's All Day Grill, Natas Cafe, Stickling's Bakery, Black Honey, Red Lobster, Shish-Kabob Hut, Dancing Blueberries, Loblaws
Supreme Court ensures that the voice of women with disabilities will be heard by courts On Feb. 10, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada decided that people with intellectual disabilities should be allowed to testify in court. The question before the Court was whether people with intellectual disabilities are required to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of a "promise to tell the truth" in order to be permitted to testify. To read about this case, visit The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD)... 
Don't shut disabled kids out of society--Globe & Mail Even those with friends have very limited interactions. Outside of formal settings such as the classroom, less than two hours a week spent with their peers is the norm; only 1 per cent of children with disabilities spend an hour a day with friends... 
Tackling loneliness of children who have a disability-- Community Living Ontario  A recent study that reported the disturbing isolation of children who have a disability has now moved on to Stage 2, creating tools to change that scenario... 
Hacking Autism - using technology to give people with autism a voice When touch-enabled computing was introduced to the world, no one could have anticipated that this technology might help open up a new world of communication, learning and social possibilities for autistic children. Yet it has. Hacking Autism is a story of technology and hope and the difference it's making in the lives of some people who need it the most...
People First Peterborough Chapter responds to affordable housing proposal People First Peterborough Chapter shares with you their letter of support to the Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network's proposal for affordable housing to support 25 decent homes. To learn more about People First Peterborough, visit 
Acronym Soup - A reference tool to help decode "human services terminology" Working and volunteering in human services is challenging. Each field of endeavour seems to have its own language and short forms. This document is intended to be a reference tool for staff and volunteers...
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Our Mission
To inspire respect and equality for people with an intellectual disability by promoting:
community knowledge, organizational excellence and individual quality of life.

Our Vision
That all people live in a state of dignity, share in all elements of living in the community,
and have the opportunity to participate.

Community Living Peterborough  
223 Aylmer Street, Peterborough ON K9J 3K3
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