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Development of Global Framework on Deafblindness

The World Health Organization has developed a global framework to describe disability, health and functioning, known as the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). This framework helps to provide a consistent definition for...

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Sights and sounds that are both merry and bright

Sights and sounds that are both merry and bright

Bright, shining strands of light adorn homes around the world. Inside, candles flicker and trees glimmer. Their opulence and beauty illuminate dark, snowy winter nights. For 21-year-old identical twins, Scott and Ian, twinkling Christmas lights are a significant sight...

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Ben’s journey to independence

Ben’s journey to independence started with setting a goal, developing the skills and building the confidence to move into his own apartment.   Working with a direct support professional (DSP) helped Ben connect with the supports he needed to express himself...

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Yarn Bombing to Promote JUNE as DEAFBLIND AWARENESS MONTH

Yarn Bombing to Promote JUNE as DEAFBLIND AWARENESS MONTH

DeafBlind Ontario Services has joined a global campaign to build awareness about people who are deafblind by engaging in “yarn bombing” or tactile art installations for the month of June. Yarn bombing is an activity that takes knitted, crocheted or loomed squares of...

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She’s the Happiest Person

She’s the Happiest Person

“She is my angel, my special girl… We have a deep bond and always have,” says Joan, also known as Nanny by her granddaughter, Reilly. “I was there the day she was born… and when she got sick.” At three months, Reilly developed flu-like symptoms and was rushed to...

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