Author: Malou Gabert

Friday Night Heroes: Kirtland football player overcomes disabilities to inspire teammates, family

Kirtland football player overcomes disabilities: Nate Fellinger started plowing through expectations by playing several different sports, and he’s become incredibly popular around town.  KIRTLAND, Ohio — There’s a football player in Kirtland making big strides both on and off the field. He struggles with a disability, but is teaching so many lessons. You can usually […]

It’s Time for a National Disability Strategy

It’s time for all governments provincial, territorial and federal to work together to build a strategy to meet the needs of people with all disabilities at all ages and all needs. We are asking candidates to support a National Disability Strategy that: Ensures every child, youth and adult with a disability in Canada is supported and afforded equal opportunities in life. Actively consults with disability […]

Pathways program helps those with fetal alcohol disorder

Nearly four percent of Canadians – or roughy 1.4 million people – are affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. A lifelong disability that’s often described as invisible, because only 10 per cent of those diagnosed have facial features that indicate FASD, individuals affected by the disorder can suffer from impairments ranging from diminished motor skills, […]

FASD AWARENESS DAY 2019

While the movement started as International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day on September 9, 1999, it has grown over the last 20 years to many towns, cities, provinces, states and countries recognizing an awareness week and many are using the entire month to increase awareness. Even though we need to continue to spotlight and raise […]