Never Too Late To Sign

Filed Under (Acceptance, Activism, Inclusion) by Estee on 15-05-2011

You can sign the Declarataion for the Support of Community Living Here: http://www.institutionwatch.ca/petition-app

This from the Canadian Centre for Community Living 2010 Report Card:

Improvement still needed…

• Among children with intellectual disabilities
receiving early learning and child care
services, 32% have been denied this service
at some point in the past.

• 30% of children with an intellectual disability
had to leave their community in the past
twelve months in order to attend school.

• Only 33% of children with intellectual
disabilities are in high inclusion school
settings.

• Children with an intellectual disability are four
times more likely than other children with
disabilities to be attending special education
schools (16% vs. 4%).

• 41% felt threatened at school or on the school
bus within the past year and more than a third
(36%) were assaulted at school or on the
school bus.

• 52% of young adults with an intellectual
disability (aged 20 – 29 years) are neither
working nor attending school, compared with
12% of those without a disability.

• Young adults with intellectual disabilities are
five times more likely than those without
disabilities to have no formal education
certificate.

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About Me


ESTÉE KLAR

I’m a PhD candidate at York University, Critical Disability Studies, with a multi-disciplinary background in the arts as a curator and writer. I am the Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project (www.taaproject.com), and an enamoured mother of my only son who lives with the autism label. I like to write about our journey, critical issues regarding autism in the area of human rights, law, and social justice, as well as reflexive practices in (auto)ethnographic writing about autism.