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Cross Disability Support & Services Initiative

Cross Disability Support & Services Initiative

The Cross Disability Support Services (CDSS) initiative assists Albertans with disabilities who require specialized services that they are unable to access, or do not qualify for, through other means.  The CDSS initiative provides support for targeted groups of adults with disabilities .

Supports and Services

CDSS provides a diverse range of services across Alberta including:

  • Supporting connections with community services.
  • Promoting independent living skills training and/or mentoring.
  • Exploring volunteer opportunities and recreational supports.
  • Supporting persons managing vision loss.
  • Providing connections to interpreter and intervener services.
  • Supplying adaptive equipment.

Further Information:

http://humanservices.alberta.ca/disability-services/cross-disability-support-services-initiative.html

http://www.c-a-s-s.org/programs/ccla

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Alberta Seniors Programs and Services Information Guide 2012-2013

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Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness: Who has perfect genes?

From iPolitics.ca:

Canada requires a genetic non-discrimination strategy to ensure genetic data is used properly without fear of repercussion. The Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness (CCGF) will work to win support for a strategy that would prevent insurers and employers from inducing applicants to take genetic tests and from receiving genetic information or family histories, for the purposes of assessing the liability of the applicant, based on imputed or perceived disability.

Federal and provincial privacy and human rights legislation is inadequate — it does not address the concept of “future disability,” or prevent discrimination in the first place. Rather, it offers remedies after discrimination has occurred; but it takes years and a major effort, and the fear of discrimination prevents victims from stepping forward to be knowledgeable about their own health, take preventative actions and treatments (e.g. personalized medicine) and participate in research opportunities. And genetic discrimination is happening to Canadians. In 2009, a University of British Columbia study showed that insurance companies, employers and other organizations are discriminating against individuals with a family history of Huntington’s disease.

Read the full article:  http://ipolitics.ca/2011/06/06/canadian-coalition-for-genetic-fairness-who-has-perfect-genes/

Do you qualify for the Federal Excise Gasoline Tax Refund Program?

The Federal Excise Gasoline Tax Refund Program refunds a portion of the federal excise tax on gasoline bought for use by eligible persons or organizations.  Individuals must be certified by a medical practitioner that they cannot safely use public transportation.

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