Non-profits that care for clients with disabilities say they're in crisis

'There is no fairness': Non-profits caring for people with disabilities in crisis

Non-profit agencies that care for adults with intellectual disabilities in western Manitoba say the province has failed to solve a funding crisis — a crisis that has led many agencies to hire untrained or incompetent staff that put people at risk.

"We really just got to start building differently as a society using universal design," says accessible housing co-ordinator Chris Rootsaert, who is unhappy to see stairs barring clients' entries into new buildings - never mind accessible washrooms and usable kitchens.

Lack of accessible housing at 'crisis point,' housing co-ordinator says

Accessible housing crisis will reach breaking point, says housing co-ordinator - NewsWinnipeg.

Teen's suicide note criticizes mental health care for youth — and so does her mom

Teen's suicide note criticizes mental health care for youth — and so does her mom

Mental Health Care, School, Note, Canada, Schools

Autism program changes cause concern for Manitoba families

Manitoba students with autism face less access to scientifically based programs

Autism program changes cause concern for Manitoba families - NewsWinnipeg.

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Brandon streetscaping unfriendly to visually impaired, man says

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More funding needed for Manitoba kids with autism: Petition | Metro News

A petition is to be presented to the Manitoba Legislature to increase funding for families.

Jade Ruchkall would like to see voters become more educated about disability issues.

Event hopes to bring disability issues to Manitoba election forefront

John Morisette's plea to the community is for people to imagine it was their child assaulted and locked in a dumpster, and then to do the right thing and provide police with information needed to bring the attackers to justice.

John Morisette's plea to the community is for people to imagine it was their child assaulted and locked in a dumpster, and then to do the right thing and provide police with information needed to bring the attackers to justice.


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