Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a condition that occurs when an infant's brain is deprived of oxygen. It is a significant cause of mortality and long-term disability in infants. HIE is usually described as mild, moderate, or severe, and risk of cognitive impairment and disability is associated with the severity of the condition.
Shoulder dystocia occurs during vaginal delivery when, after delivery of the fetal head, the fetal shoulders become impacted against the maternal pelvis. This causes the baby to become stuck in the birth canal, requiring additional obstetrical maneuvers beyond gentle traction to enable delivery.
Cindy Frostad, a passionate advocate for children living with disabilities and recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education will be sharing her unique perspective on why education matters. Beautifully said: "How we provide for, how much we support, and how we embrace individual differences in education is integral to the advancement of our society. Each one of us has an opportunity and a choice to ensure this happens." Read her full story at:
We encourage you to attend the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC's Annual fundraising Gala and celebrate the successes of educational bursary recipients and help raise funds to support future students. The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC is shining a spotlight on Mohini Tahker, an inspirational young woman with a love of film and creative writing. To read more about Mohini's journey, click here:
The British Columbia government recently announced significant changes coming to disability assistance in the province.
I believe every person living with a disability should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, and that finding meaningful employment is an important part of that goal. The unemployment rate amongst disabled people, however, remains staggeringly high. Giving people living with disabilities the opportunity to prove their potential will slowly erode misconceptions and replace them with a recognition of the talent and commitment disabled people have to offer to the workplace. This is precisely what Mark Wafer has done.