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Through asking questions and a number of other methods, it is possible to learn much more about what constitutes a disability and how we can achieve an inclusive community.

Disabilities affect people differently. Typically, a disability can be physical, neurological, psychological, intellectual, or sensory.

  • Physical disabilities affect a person’s mobility, balance, and dexterity
  • Neurological disabilities affect a person’s mental and physical functions
  • Psychological disabilities affect a person’s thinking processes and perceptions of reality
  • Sensory disabilities affect how a person can receive information through sight, sound, touch, etc.
  • Intellectual disabilities affect a person’s ability to learn and process information

You must be careful to not use these categories to label persons with disabilities. While they make a good starting point in understanding the vast differences among persons with disabilities, the differences do not end there.

At Empower, we believe that it’s not enough to understand the general nature of a particular disability; you also have to consider each individual’s experience with and without their disability.

90% of Canadians know at least one person with a disability.

A recent survey conducted by Pollara on behalf of BMO found that most people within Canada know someone with a disability.

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Empower’s Annual BBQ
Saturday August 12, 2017
11:00AM - 3:00PM
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38 Ropewalk Lane
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
4 Escasoni Place, St John's
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