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It was a summer filled with excitement and as we roll into the fall, we are looking forward to
opening even more doors with back to school events, the United Way Campaign, our
Home of Our Own: 100 Homes for
100 People campaign and preparing for our 60th anniversary.

Please enjoy this month's eBulletin about inclusion for people living with an intellectual

Meet Our New Board President, Carolyn Rodd:Carolyn Rodd
We would like to introduce our new Board President,
Mrs. Carolyn Rodd. 
Mrs. Rodd held the Vice-President position with the board for the 2010-2011 year. We welcome her passion, expertise and her extensive connections within the Peterborough community.
Read her full profile on our website.

We Would Like to Acknowledge and Thank Our Newest Member.
Please take the time to learn more about him:

Karl Moher, Insurance & Investments

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Alleged Human Rights Violations Take Place in Group Home in Napanee, ON:
CBC Radio has produced a very intriguing and thought-provoking news program concerning the alleged human rights violations put forward by a group home in Napanee. The residence, known as Abbey Dawn Place, is home to seven people living with an intellectual disability. Since they moved in, they have been victims of horrible taunting and name-calling from their neighbours, and in October 2011, the town refused to reissue a 'zoning compliance letter,' essentially trying to push the group home out of the neighbourhood.
Listen to this news program on CBC Radio's website
and also read Community Living Ontario Board President's reaction to this act of discrimination.
Updates to the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP): The Canadian government has made further adjustments to the RDSP program. While you can read the full list of changes in Joel Crocker's article, Review of the RESP Review, the most pertinent to note is that for "adults without the capacity to open or manage an RDSP, their parents, common-law partner or spouse will now be able to open a plan on their behalf and remain the plan holder for life."
Read Joel Crocker's article via Plan RDSPs website.

Video: Changing the Course of AutismAutism Canada
The Autism Canada Foundation has posted a video of
Dr. Wendy Edwards,
 B. Sc.N, MD, F.R.C.P,  presenting her findings on biomedical treatments for Autism. Dr. Edwards, whose own son, Patrick, has Autism, discusses her research that focuses on treating Autism as a medical disorder rather than a psychiatric behavioural disorder.
View this well-researched and interesting video on Autism Canada's website.

Photo ID Cards Now Available for Ontarians:
Ontarians can now apply for a government issued photo ID card that is separate from an Ontario driver's license or health card. This secure card will make it easier for people aged 16 years and over, who do not have a driver's license, to make travel arrangements or perform other activities that require official ID.
To find an Service Ontario office that offers this service, visit their website.
2012 Paralympic Games Changing Attitudes:
The London 2012 Paralympics have the potential to change public attitudes towards people living with an intellectual disability, according to research presented in a symposium at the British Psychology Society Annual Conference earlier this year.
Read the full findings of this article on the British Psychology Society website.
Be informed. Be involved. Be inclusive.
Contact Lisa Clarke at 705-743-2412 X 539 to learn more about our FREE Associate
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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.

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