Keynote speaker Dr. Laurence Poole, President of K?roul, will start the day with a presentation on the theme of independence: “Disability and Tourism — The Next 15 Years.” K?roul is a Qu?bec organization that promotes tourism for persons with disabilities.
During the awards luncheon, eight major awards will be presented, recognizing outstanding accomplishments or contributions to persons with disabilities by individuals and organizations.
In the afternoon, Steve Couchman, a freelance photographer and writer who has worked with OMOD for a number of years, will present Independence, an audio-visual collage highlighting opportunities provided by OMOD’s Recreation Department.
For more information on the AGM, call Judi Lytle (416) 425-3463, ext. 213, or Claire MacGregor, (416) 425-3463, ext. 324.
FUNCTIONAL MOBILITY: CAN IT BE IMPROVED FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN?
On May 26, 1996, a Conductive Education awareness presentation was held at the Beth Tikvah Synagogue in North York, Ontario. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Social Action Committee of the synagogue and the Ontario March of Dimes, and provided an overview of Conductive Education as well as demonstrating the results of the program for both children and adults.
Speakers included Jerry Lucas and Andria Spindel, both of the Ontario March of Dimes; Barbara Render and Sarah Bland, of Friends of Tsad Kadima, an organization out of Chicago that supports the work of the Tsad Kadima Conductive Education Institute in Israel; and Marc Hutchins, Past Chair of PACE (Positive Action for Conductive Education). Betty Yan, a Beth Tikvah member, served as moderator.
The session was attended by 70 individuals and hopefully will help in stimulating the development of more children and adult services in Ontario.
ONTARIO MARCH OF DIMES RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
All of the following recent releases are available from:
Ontario March of Dimes
10 Overlea Blvd.
Direct orders and inquires to the departments listed below.
“Healthy Partnerships,” proceedings of Ontario March of Dimes Post-Polio Conference held October 22-23, 1994, Toronto, Canada. $19.26 includes taxes and shipping. Available from Ontario March of Dimes, Post-Polio Program, (416) 425-3463, ext. 213.
“Evaluation of Short-Term Conductive Education Program,” keynote address by Alison Laver to the combined Annual General Meeting of the Stroke Recovery Association of Ontario and the Ontario March of Dimes, held September 23, 1995. Evaluates the program in a sample of 12 adults with primary diagnosis of stroke. Available from Ontario March of Dimes, Conductive Education Program, (416) 425-3463, ext. 213.
“Conductive Education: A Literature Survey” prepared for Ontario March of Dimes by David Logan, 2nd edition. Survey covers 1994-1995. Available from Ontario March of Dimes, Conductive Education Program, (416) 425-3463, ext. 213.
“Partnerships in Travel ’96 Proceedings.” Publication includes an overview of the keynote addresses; transcripts of the Saturday sessions; results of the Ryerson Conference Survey; results of the business plan analysis; and the delegate mailing list. $34.50 includes taxes and shipping. Available from Ontario March of Dimes, Recreation Program, (416) 425-3463, ext. 249.
“The Grim Terror: Canada, The March of Dimes, and the Control of Polio,” by Christopher J. Rutty. A paper presented at Ontario March of Dimes’ Annual General Meeting, September 23, 1995. $10.00 includes taxes and shipping. Available from Ontario March of Dimes, Post-Polio Program, (416) 425-3463, ext. 213.