Abuse-Prevention Resource: No Means No 

Those with developmental difficulties are often vulnerable to abuse. Any care plan must include information about rights protection and abuse prevention.

A video resource entitled No Means No is available from Community Living Stratford and Area. 

 

 


For further information, please contact:

Linda Hill – Director of Support Services 

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Globe and Mail Tuesday January 31, 2012 

 

ANDRÉ PICARD 

 

“Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.” 

– Mother Teresa 

 

There are few things more heartbreaking than a child with no friends. 

But being friendless is the norm for Canadian children with physical and developmental disabilities. 

A new study, written by Anne Snowdon, a nurse and professor at theOdette School of Business at the University of Windsor in Ontario, shows that 53 per cent of disabled kids have no friends. 

 

Even those with friends have very limited interactions. Outside offormal settings such as the classroom, less than two hours a week spent with their peers is the norm; only 1 per cent of children with disabilities spend an hour a day with friends.