Communicative Disabilities and Abuse: Understanding, Empowerment and Action

Date/Time Fri. May. 4, 2012 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Communicative Disabilities and Abuse:
Understanding, Empowerment and Action
Friday, May 4, 2012 – 8:30 am – 12:00 noon
This workshop will explore the issues facing people with communicative disabilities such as hearing impairment, aphasia or learning disabilities with regards to abuse.  We will discuss the particular vulnerabilities and strengths in the communities as well as the difficulties inherent in reporting abuse and look towards finding solutions and prevention.
Who should attend:  Service providers, people with disabilities and family members.
Keynote Speakers:
Alexandra Carling-Rowland:  Director of Professional Practice &Quality Assurance at the College                  of Audiologists & Speech-Language Pathologists (CASLPO)
8:30-9:00               Coffee and Registration
9:00-9:45               Opening Plenary
10:00-11:00             Group discussions:
  1. Deaf
  2. Hard of Hearing
  3. Aphasia
  4. Learning Disabilities
11:00-12 noon    Closing Plenary and wrap up
Location:               City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Coffee and muffins- Councillor’s Lounge (2nd Floor) Opening Plenary-Champlain Room
CART,  ASL and support for people with Aphasia will be will be provided during the event.  Please let us know if you need other supports.
Please send your attendance confirmation along with your choice of break-out session:
___   Deaf
___   Hard of Hearing
___   Aphasia
___   Learning Disabilities
___   choose for me
r.s.v.p. to Francine Demers, Crime Prevention Ottawa. Contact us by April 20th with your accommodation needs. or 613-580-2424 ext. 22454
CODA is a community- based initiative dedicated to developing awareness and understanding of the abuse of people with disabilities and working towards prevention. For more information please see:

Champlain Room, City Hall


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