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The Experiences of Siblings of People with IDD during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Download this Report The Experiences of Siblings of People with IDD during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Update Brianne Redquest, Ami Tint, Helen Ries, & Yona Lunsky This past year has had an enormous impact on people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD), as well as their families. What many don’t realize is that this is not only a concern for...
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Including People with Developmental Disabilities as a Priority Group in Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Key Considerations: Part 2

Including People with Developmental Disabilities as a Priority Group in Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Key Considerations: Part 2 1. Purpose and Background This document builds on our previous report, Including People with Developmental Disabilities as a Priority Group in Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Key Considerations , by presenting updated evidence on the...
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If we don’t count, they don’t count

Yona Lunsky discusses the power of bringing stories and data together to advocate for better health and health care for people with developmental disabilities here in Canada and in the UK.
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Getting the COVID Vaccine: Kory Earle's Story

When Kory Earle, a worker at a long-term care home in Eastern, Ontario was offered the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, he felt a bit unsure. Kory, like many of us, had heard some disagreements about the vaccine, mostly on social media; this dampened his excitement for receiving the new vaccine. The conflicting information Kory had heard about side effects, made him nervous about possible symptoms and...
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A picture is worth a thousand words

A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to COVID By Dr. Yona Lunsky This week, I was reminded why sayings such as, “a picture is worth a thousand words”, “seeing is believing” and “show me don’t tell me” are true, especially when it comes to COVID-19 and developmental disabilities. The power of visual images to communicate an idea or express an emotion is undeniable....
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