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Booster Vaccine Shots: What Have We Learned?

Booster Vaccine Shots: What Have We Learned? by Yona Lunsky When I sit down to write about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in Canada’s vaccine booster shot rollout, I feel a certain déjà vu.  In January and March of 2021, we called on Canadian Federal and Provincial governments to prioritize people with developmental disabilities for COVID-19...
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The Side-effects of Bad News

The Side-effects of Bad News By Dr. Yona Lunsky Since the start of the pandemic, there has been plenty of talk about the “infodemic”, i.e. too much information including false or misleading information, and how it impacts all of our mental health. October 10 th was World Mental Health Day and I spent some time thinking about how the stories we craft about COVID-19, even the research...
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Vaccinating people with developmental disabilities: Are we there yet?

Vaccinating people with developmental disabilities: Are we there yet? By Dr. Yona Lunsky The Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre and the H-CARDD program are  proud to be part of the Ready for My Shot campaign, which began as a grassroots effort to build awareness across Canada that people with developmental disabilities are “ready for their shot”, and as a high risk...
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Remembering Dave Hingsburger

"Be my microphone, not my voice."   This week, our community lost one of its greatest thought leaders and action takers. Indeed David Hingsburger stood out not just because of what he thought about and shared with others, but because of what he said, how he said it, and what he did about these ideas most important to him. And he didn’t just say what he needed to in a way...
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AccessAbility Week

AccessAbility week - Reflections on access and what it means By Dr. Yona Lunsky Part 1: Accessing Vaccines | May 31, 2021 Today’s blog is about Accessing Vaccines. “Leaving no one” behind means making sure that no one with a developmental disability or any other kind of disability is left behind in the vaccine rollout. How are we doing in that regard? If we believe that people at...
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