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Successful Disability Claim for a Single Father with PTSD

Successful Disability Claim for a Single Father with PTSD

Michele was a single father of two who worked at a record shop downtown. Each morning, he’d drive his kids to school, then head over to the record shop for his day. He was starting to save up to open his own shop, and he was getting close. Then, one day at work, Michele was assaulted. A customer came into the shop, got verbally aggressive, and then tried to lash out at Michele physically, lunging across the counter at him. He wasn’t severely hurt, though the customer did manage to hit him several times in the head. He needed to take some time off work to recover, as he’d...
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Accessibility in Public Spaces

Accessibility in Public Spaces

In 2005, the province of Ontario rolled out the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), kicking off a 20-year plan to make the province fully accessible by 2025. In 2015, the province released the Path to 2025: Ontario’s Accessibility Action Plan to help keep these goals on track. Within the Path are laid out the rules and guidelines businesses, non-profits, public sector organizations, educational institutions and more must abide by in accordance with the AODA. Not All Businesses Must Comply  With The Same Accessibility Standards The first thing to keep...
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Untreated Postpartum Leads to Denied Disability Claim

Untreated Postpartum Leads to Denied Disability Claim

Lorraine started working as a postal worker when she was in her early 20s. She loved the job – she had a flexible schedule, the job was physical, and it kept her up and moving where other desk jobs didn’t. Lorraine had lived with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) for most of her life. She appreciated that her job helped her spend more time outside, active, and on her feet. The increase in physical activity truly helped her cope with her SAD, and made life infinitely easier. The condition still persisted, but she felt in control of it.   When she had her daughter,...
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Parents with Invisible Disabilities

Parents with Invisible Disabilities

Parenting is difficult at the best of times. It’s a constant balancing act, juggling your own needs with those of your children. It’s difficult for parents with disabilities to escape the stigma that surrounds them. Sometimes deemed unfit based on their limitations, society fails to pay attention to their strengths and undermines their abilities. This is no different for parents with invisible illnesses or disabilities, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or a wealth of other mental health issues. For some potential parents, the fear of what their mental health...
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Resources for Parents with Disabilities

Resources for Parents with Disabilities

Being a parent is difficult enough on its own! Coordinating with after-school activities, making sure meals are planned and groceries bought for the week, your own work schedule, and time for yourself and your partner all add up to a great deal of activity, and there never seem to be enough hours in the day. What happens if you’re a parent with a disability? The complex answer is that everything and nothing changes. The fundamental parts of human nature that makes someone capable of being a parent remain the same. What changes are the limitations, perceptions, and...
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When Fitness Equals Finance

When Fitness Equals Finance

When Logan was young, he would spend every day outdoors. There was nothing he loved more than tossing a ball, shooting a puck, and running around with his friends. He was athletic from the time he could walk  – and physical activity was an important part of his life. As he got older he began to run marathons. Fitness became not only a hobby, but a lifestyle for him. For that reason, he decided to turn his passion into a career. He loved his job as a physical trainer. Not only was he active all day long, but he felt like he was truly helping others achieve their...