Archive for September, 2014

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Written by on September 30th, 2014 – No Comments

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Why I Don’t Need Your Pity

Written by on September 16th, 2014 – 2 Comments

Anybody that knows me, also knows that I am a HUGE fan of TEDTalks. If you don’t know what TED is, it’s an international organization dedicated to spreading ideas and innovation around Technology, Education and Design (see what they did there?).

One of favourite recent talks is one by comedian and disability advocate Stella Young. In her talk, Stella talks about experiences she’s had in her life that have led her to see that in today’s society, disability is being objectified as a form of what she calls “inspiration porn”.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxrS7-I_sMQ (more…)

How Will They Know What I Need?: Disability Services in Post Secondary

Written by on September 11th, 2014 – 5 Comments

Being in post-secondary can be a very stressful time – so trying to figure out to manoeuver one’s MS diagnosis at the same time can make it even more difficult, especially if a flare-up hits at an inopportune time.

Luckily there are many services available to post-secondary students available at universities but at times it can be difficult to try to figure out where and how to get said services.

On September 20th, the Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting an event titled “How will they know what I need? Accessing disability services post-secondary” at York University. Students with MS and their families are invited to participate as different services are talked about by staff.

I’ll also be speaking at it briefly about my experience in post-secondary with disability services and navigating the system.

I invite you all to this orientation and lunch. I’d love to see you all there.

Register for the event here: http://mssociety.ca/toronto/events.htm#postdisablility