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September 09th 2013:Accessibility for Family Caregivers with Special Needs

Diana Simpson works with the City of Mississauga’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, a committee of Council, to coordinate the www.mississauga.ca/accessibility. Rabia Khedr chairs the Accessibility Advisory Committee. She’s a Human Rights Trainer and Consultant with her own company www.diversityworx.com. They describe their work, their careers, and their experience with family caregiving. They explain the challenges created by problems of accessibility and inclusion for families, family caregivers and individuals living with special needs. They discuss the ways in which their work helps overco

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Rabia Khedr

Rabia Khedr is a Human Rights Trainer and Consultant with her own company diversityworX, www.diversityworx.com/. She conducts disability awareness and diversity workshops for corporations, community organizations and government. She’s Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities and a board member of the Federation of Muslim Women. She chairs the City of Mississauga Accessibility Advisory Committee and sits on the Ontario Women's Health Network Board. She’s active in raising awareness about disability issues, women’s rights and Islamaphobia. She’s worked with non-profit organizations and corporations to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities and peopl
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Diana Simpson

Diana Simpson graduated from University of Waterloo with an Honours BA in Recreation, Business Option, Cooperative Program. Her career includes Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (Recreation Therapist) in hospital settings, Continuing Care and Rehabilitative Services, working with residents living in the facility or receiving rehabilitation for neurological conditions, musculoskeletal disorders, recent amputations, and respiratory problems. In Rehabilitation, the focus was on assisting clients in getting ready to re-enter the community. She later joined the City of Mississauga as a Recreation Analyst, Seniors Programs, where she led the formation of the Next Step to Active Living Program, a d
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