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Resources

FIELD INFORMATION
Alberta Health Services

– Provides Health Care to Albertans
www.albertahealthservices.ca

Alberta Health Services Office of the Public Guardian

– Decision Making Mechanisms for those Who are Unable to Themselves
humanservices.alberta.ca/guardianship-trusteeship/office-public-guardian.html

Alberta Human Services Office of the Public Trustee

– Appointed by the Government of Alberta to Protect the Interests of Vulnerable Albertans
http://humanservices.alberta.ca/guardianship-trusteeship/office-of-the-public-trustee.html

Alberta Human Services Persons with Developmental Disabilities

– Pays for Staff to Help Albertans With Developmental Disabilities
http://humanservices.alberta.ca/disability-services/pdd.html

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped

– Financial and Health Related Assistance to Eligible Adults
http://humanservices.alberta.ca/disability-services/aish.html

Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

– Build a Stable Pension for Retirement
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/isp/cpp/cpptoc.shtml

Center for Addiction and Mental Health

– Continuing Professional Education Courses
http://www.camh.ca/en/education/continuing-education/Continuing-professional-education/Pages/default.aspx

What is an Health Care Aide?

– Alberta Learning Information Service Video on what a Health Care Aide is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKeSQSwVtYc


DISABILITY PROFILES

Alberta Education: Students with Behavioral Disabilities

– Facilitates Programming for Students with Special Needs
http://education.alberta.ca/media/511687/ecep_behaviour_disabilities.pdf

Autism

– A mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.
http://www.autismcanada.org/

Challenging/ Responsive Behaviors

– Any behavior exhibited by someone with dementia, mental illness, addictions, brain injury, developmental disabilities and other neurological conditions that is a reaction to something important in their environment.
http://www.bsa.ualberta.ca/home

Chronic Illness

– These diseases develop slowly, are long lasting and are often progressive and incurable.
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/cd-mc/

Dementia

– A serious loss in cognitive ability beyond what would be expected from normal aging. This resource talks about how to improve communication with those with dementia.
http://www.bupa.co.uk/jahia/webdav/site/bupacouk/shared/Documents/PDFs/care-homes/general/talking-toolkit.pdf

Hearing Loss and Deafness

– The partial or total inability to hear.
http://www.thfc.ca/

Intellectual Disability

– A disability that significantly affects one’s ability to learn and use information.
http://children.webmd.com/intellectual-disability-mental-retardation

Learning Disability

– A disability that affects one’s ability to interpret information.
http://www.ldaa.net/

Memory Loss

– Occasional to frequent loss of short or long term memory.
http://www.webmd.com/brain/memory-loss

Mental Illness

– Different sets of symptoms that affect the way we think, learn and behave.
http://www.cmha.ca/

National Institute of Mental Health

– A list of publications on various mental disorders.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/easy-to-read.shtml

Physical Disability

– Any disability that impairs movement or mobility.
http://www.openroad.net.au/access/dakit/physical/phhandout2.htm

Speech and Language Disability

– Difficulties in producing sounds, understanding others, or sharing thoughts and feelings.
http://www.asha.org/

Vision Loss and Blindness

– The partial or total inability to see.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/visionimpairmentandblindness.html


DISABILITY NEWS

Alberta Association for Community Living

– Advocates on Behalf of Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
http://www.aacl.org/

Alberta Council of Disability Services

– Serves Community Based Service Providers to Support those with Disabilities
http://acds.ca/

Alberta Disability Workers Association

– Actively Moving Disability Services Forward in Alberta
http://www.adwa.ca/


RESEARCH IN THE DISABILITY FIELD

Behavioral Supports Alberta

– Supports those Exhibiting Challenging Response Behaviors. A Web Portal for Information Exchange, Networking, Collaboration and Knowledge Transfer

http://www.bsa.ualberta.ca/
http://www.bsa.ualberta.ca/resources

Canadian Center on Disability Studies

– Assists Community Based Disability Research Initiatives
http://disabilitystudies.ca/

Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange

– Attempts to Improve the Lives of those Stricken with Dementia
http://www.dementiaknowledgebroker.ca/

The Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis

– Person-Centered Services to Support People with Challenging Behavior
http://www.iaba.com/

Vecova

– Leading Disability Research and Service Agency
http://vecova.ca/

Blogs

– Blogs Addressing Disability in the Society and Education

http://davehingsburger.blogspot.ca/

http://dspeducationalresources.blogspot.ca/

http://blog.thearc.org/2013/05/16/talking-about-inclusive-education/