What Is Applied Behavior Analysis(ABA)?

December 15, 2008

Behavior Analysis is the science of behavior. Applied behavior analysis ( ABA ) is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles
of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree (Baer, Wolf & Risley, 1968/1987; Sulzer-Azaroff & Mayer, 1991). Specifically,
ABA refers to a systematic approach to the assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of interventions that alter behavior.

Designing Housing for Disabled People

By John M. Williams

In the 30 years that I have been involved in the disability field, scores and scores of people with disabilities have told me about the woes they encountered
in having an accessible house built. I could write a book on their horrific trials that have caused delays in building, additional costs for retrofitting
and personal anguish.

Wheelchair Racer Petitclerc Voted The Canadian Press Female Athlete of Year

Fri Dec 26, 3:04 PM
By The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Chantal Petitclerc is the first Paralympian to be voted The Canadian Press female athlete of the year since the award was created in 1933.

Airlines Rush to Draft Obesity Seat Policy

Janice Tibbetts, Canwest News Service Published: Thursday, December 25, 2008

OTTAWA — Canada’s two largest airlines are scrambling to craft new policies defining obesity as they prepare to offer disabled passengers two seats for
the price of one.

Substance Use and Mental Disorders Intertwined

By Rick Nauert, Ph.D.
Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on December 18, 2008

Thursday, Dec 18 (Psych Central) —
Substance Use and Mental Disorders IntertwinedTwo new studies in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry have found that multilevel integration is needed for
mental health and substance use services to adequately address the needs of people diagnosed with co-occurring disorders.

Support Brings Hope to Those With Mental Illness, Addiction

But many face hurdles in getting the services they need
By Cindy Chan
Epoch Times Staff Dec 23, 2008

‘SAFE HAVEN’: The Fraser Street facility run by RainCity Housing in Vancouver provides a successful transitional housing program for people with both mental
illness and substance use disorder. (Courtesy of RainCity Housing)

Canada Veteran Disability Pension Information and Benefits

December 21st, 2008

Veteran Disability pension Canada

Canada Disability Pension:
Canada offers a disability pension plan for those who are disabled to work at
any job on a regular basis. The disability must be both severe and prolonged.
This plan is called as the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). It gives a monthly
payment to people who have contributed to the Canada Pension Plan while they
worked and later became disabled and are unable to work at any job on a regular
basis. A person is eligible for the CPP disability benefit only if the SDC
(Social Development Canada) medical adjudicators approve the applicant based on
the application, supporting documents and the visible accidental disability
which is severe and prolonged. According to the law, the severity of disability
is one which prevents one from doing any job on a regular basis and the
prolonged disability is one which is expected to last for at least one year or
is likely to result in death.

Blind Golf

Playing blind golfBlind golf is an adapted version of the sport of golf created for blind and partially sighted players. While we think of golf as an activity
requiring eyesight, that’s not necessarily the case. The game is enjoyed by thousands throughout the world who have someone else be their eyes.

Disabled Employees in Canada Offered Assistance

It has been announced that workers with a disability living in Saskatchewan have been offered help by the government of Canada.

A total of nine new employment projects designed to help enhance the skills of employees with impairments have been introduced, announced member of parliament
Andrew Scheer.

New Census Data Shows More Than 54 Million Americans Have a Disability

Saturday, December 20, 2008

FromReuters (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28311124/.

You can see all the Census Bureau tables at http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/disability/disability.html.