Tag: inclusion

Great leap forward: Right to Read inquiry

The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read inquiry is personal. Our school board here […]

Monday motivation: Summer edition

When I started this feature, I wasn’t sure how much content I’d have to share. […]

F is for fail

“A child has to try and fail to read for several years before being diagnosed.” […]

When I tell you I’m dyslexic as illustrated in owl photos

In the time it takes to say “I’m dyslexic,” I go from being a “normal” person” to being a “disabled,” “special” and occasionally even “cool” person in your eyes. Your reaction and how it makes me feel.

Top 18 in 2018: The year dyslexia pride was born

2018. It was a banner year for dyslexia awareness. The trend towards “neurodiversity”, “inclusion” and […]

Hiding in plain sight: The hidden homeless and invisible disabilities

The “hidden homeless” are hiding in plain sight. In Canada, 1 in 10 people can’t find permanent housing. They live with friends or family, sleep in cars or rooming houses. The risk of hidden homelessness is 2x greater for someone with a disability, and even higher for those with a learning disability. The statistics are alarming, and yet, the needs of those with disabilities are rendered invisible in emergency housing services and homeless shelters. No excuses. We–you–need to make those connections. And here’s why…

New report: How the working world can benefit from the dyslexic mind

A new report called “The Value of Dyslexia”, released today by Ernst and Young and […]

What barriers to equality do people with dyslexia face?

Today, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the UN reports that: “Persons with […]