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January 28th 2014:Community Initiatives in Caring for Children, Adolescents and Adults with Special Needs

Kerry Duncan [T: @Kerry_Duncan] has long been involved in disability advocacy and support work. Her older brother Todd lives with developmental disabilities. She talks about her life, career and experience with family caregiving. She explains her work with Recreational Respite Inc, http://recrespite.com/, which developed the RecreACTIVE program, and discusses the needs for care and support that arise for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities, and for their family caregivers. She explains the idea of the RecreACTIVE program, and describes the response to the idea at the public disc

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Kerry Duncan [T: @Kerry_Duncan] has long been involved in disability advocacy and support work. Her older brother Todd lives with developmental disabilities. Their close relationship led her to social work. She’s worked as Service Coordinator for the Centre for Students with Disabilities at the University of Ottawa’s student union. She helped create the union’s Accessibility Committee. She worked to make the University campus more inclusive and accessible by ensuring that relevant standards were met, facilitating discussions about barriers and discrimination on campus, and by providing active listening and suicide intervention support services. She previously worked as a Recreational Support
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