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.