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Spina Bifida

Ontario Government Extends Deadline for Public Input Into AODA Customer Service Standard

After much prodding by the The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Committee, the Ontario Government has extended the deadline for public input on the AODA Customer Service Standard to May 22, 2014 from April 16.

Tax Tips for the 2013 Taxation Year

This guide was compiled by Graeme Treeby of The “Special Needs” Planning Group. It is not to be taken as Accounting or Tax advice but rather, as a resource to provide a starting point for your journey through the maze that is Income Tax Preparation and Planning for people with a disability and their families. 

Ottawa member receives presitgious medal

Andre Demers, from Ottawa, was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for Excellence in Service Delivery.

Bonnie and Mara introduced at 2012 AGM

At the recent SB&H Annual Meeting, Teaching Awareness Through Puppetry (TAP) introduced Bonnie and Mara, two new puppets with spina Bifida, along with a new script.

People with Spinal Cord Injury/Spina Bifida Asked to Complete Survey

Over the next 6-8 months, the Canadian Paraplegic Association, together with the Rick Hansen Foundation hope to collect input from more than 3,000 Canadians with Spinal Cord Injury or Spinal Cord related disabilities.

Don’t shut disabled kids out of society

“Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.” – Mother Teresa

A new study, written by Anne Snowdon, a nurse and professor at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor in Ontario, shows that 53 per cent of disabled kids have no friends.

NIH Awards $5.5M Grant to Weill Cornell Medical College for Spina Bifida Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year, $5.5 million Transformative Research Project Award to fund research into risk factors for Spina Bifida and related congenital defects in which an area of the affected baby's spine or brain is not fully enclosed.

Grant helps make Cobourg teen's home more accessible

A Cobourg teen with spina bifida will soon have total access to her home, thanks to a grant from a local supermarket.

Information Day For Students with Disabilities Who Want to Study Rehab Research

An action–packed event which spotlights extraordinary research in an unique and dynamic way.

CIHR Team GO4KIDDS: Great Outcomes for Kids Impacted by Severe Developmental Disabilities

This project is a university based research study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Bright Futures for Children with Disabilities initiative.

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