Disability News: Nova Scotia Canada


Disability news articles stories including recent medical and health updates from Nova Scotia Canada.

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Nova Scotia Disability Resources

Nova Scotia Disabled Persons Commission

The Nova Scotia Disabled Persons Commission (NSDPC) gives people with disabilities a way to participate in the provincial government policy-making process - http://www.gov.ns.ca/disa/

Annapolis Valley Autism Support Team (VAST)

The Annapolis Valley Autism Support Team supports persons with autism. - http://www.annapolisvast.ca/

Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia (LDANS)

Founded in 1989, the Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia (LDANS), is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to unlocking the potential of those with learning disabilities - http://www.ldans.ca

Nova Scotia Services for Persons with Disabilities

The Services for Persons with Disabilities Program serves children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities, long-term mental illness and physical disabilities in a range of community-based, residential and vocational/day programs - http://www.gov.ns.ca/coms/disabilities/

NCSS Disability Services

Disability Services can give you tools to overcome these challenges at Nova Scotia Community College - http://www.disabilityservices.nscc.ca/en/home/default.aspx

Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability

Recreation Nova Scotia is the provincial partner of The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) - http://www.recreationns.ns.ca/disability

Swim Nova Scotia

Swim Nova Scotia is fully inclusive of all swimmers with a disability (PARA Swimmers) - http://www.swimnovascotia.com/swad

Canadian Paraplegic Association, Nova Scotia

To assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation - http://www.thespine.ca

Statistics: Nova Scotia Disability

Disability Statistics Nova Scotia

Life expectancy in Nova Scotia for women between 2005 and 2007 was 82, while for men it was 77.

The year 2008 found men and women in Nova Scotia losing 11.4 days of work due to illness or disability.

In 2009, 345,831 males in Nova Scotia had a regular doctor, and 399,006 females did.

The year 2009 also found 74,745 males experiencing a form of arthritis, while 116,560 females experienced the disability.

Latest Nova Scotia Publications

Nova Scotia government announces people who are deaf or hard of hearing can now use Text with 9-1-1 for emergency services.

Nova Scotians in rural communities will have more accessible transportation after a government investment announcement.

The plan includes meetings for input on how to lower prices for prescription drugs and contain drug costs.

Nova Scotia providing $500,000 to transition houses and women's centers providing quality services and programs to benefit women and children.

Valuing people and creating inclusive communities are the focus of Nova Scotia Access Awareness Week.

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