Physical disabilities

Best-Practice: Sexuality Education for Children and Youth with Physical Disabilities – Developing a Curriculum Based on Lived Experiences (2010)

This document describes a project undertaken to develop guidelines for teaching sexual health education to children and youth with physical disabilities.

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The Use of Workplace Skills-Based Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (2009)

Strategies for Persons with Acquired Physical Disabilities in Employment Transition

This document outlines a project exploring the use of a specific Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) strategy, the development of a portfolio, to help individuals with acquired disabilities address workforce reintegration issues.

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Profitability in Diversity (2005)

A Report from the Round Table Discussions with Selected Employment Groups

The authors point out that while the Canadian plastics industry is growing rapidly, its workforce is aging and retiring, its traditional labour pool is shrinking, and it is competing with other strong industry sectors for employees. The sector requires a strategy for recruiting and retaining workers from non-traditional or underutilized labour markets.

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The bottom line, No. 11 (1999)

January 1999

This issue includes an account of a Winnipeg conference on training for the high-performance workplace and an update on trials for the first sets of questions for the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES).

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Reading Between The Lines (2004)

A practical guide for organizations and individuals wishing to improve the accessibility of their literacy programs to people with physical disabilities

This handbook is designed to help anyone offering literacy training to people with physical disabilities make their services truly accessible to their client group. The information presented here is the result of a review of the existing literature and of conducting 27 interviews across Canada with people with a physical disability who have self-identified problems with reading and writing.

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A Pan Canadian Study on Literacy Issues for Youth with Significant Physical Disabilities (1999)

Final Report

This is the final report of a research project conducted by the Neil Squire Foundation. The project's objectives were:
1. To understand the barriers of mainstream literacy training by persons with significant physical disabilities.
2. To develop mechanisms of delivery that address these barriers through a process of active field testing.

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