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Vaccines: Our Work is Not Done Re-Up

By Yona Lunsky On the heels of my good news blog last week , I am back with a blog update that unfortunately mostly falls into the bad news category. In May of this year, I wrote a blog highlighting the vaccination rates among Ontario adults with developmental disabilities as of May 8, 2022, from the ICES COVID-19 dashboard. The numbers revealed that a substantial group of people...
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It's Not All Bad News

It’s not all bad news. Let’s talk about some good news for a change. By Yona Lunsky I have been in a blogging slump. Over the past two-plus years, I have had a fire in my belly, pushing me to write about things that have gone wrong when it comes to the health and wellbeing of people with developmental disabilities and to advocate that they not be forgotten in Canada’s pandemic...
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Vaccines: Our Work is Not Done

Vaccines and Developmental Disabilities: Our Work is Not Done By Yona Lunsky I have the privilege of working with some outstanding people with developmental disabilities, family caregivers, clinicians, and scientists on a project where we co-design and co-teach virtual courses to support the developmental disability community from across Canada through this next stage of the...
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The Omicron Variant: Five More Things

The Omicron Variant: Five More Things to Keep in Mind In late December, I wrote a blog and an easy read version about five things we can do over the holidays to help us stay safe during Omicron. But in speaking with people with disabilities and families, and just reflecting on my own experience, I realize that, while those things are important, they are not enough. So here are five...
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The Omicron Variant is Here

The Omicron Variant is here: How to Stay Safe over the Holidays By Yona Lunsky Many people are feeling very scared, confused and worried right now. We are getting ready for the holidays but there is new COVID-19 variant in town. What do we do with all the anxiety and fear we are feeling right now? First, make space for the anxiety. We cannot ignore how we are feeling. ...
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