Katherine McKenzie defended her MSc thesis in Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University. Working with MAPS researchers, Katherine developed a measure of frailty in IDD and demonstrated its relationship to admission to long-term care in Ontario.
MAPS Researchers Helene Ouellette-Kuntz and Lynn Martin receive funding from TVN (Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network) to work with Reena to study frailty in adults with IDD.
A Home of My Own features 54-year old Ken and his parents who have supported him throughout his life. We learn how diligently Ken’s parents have worked to find a place for him to call his own. Watch the 17 minute video produced by MAPS here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoCJiKPiFvc
Students Ashleigh Blinkhorn and Emily Floyd presented MAPS data at the 2015 Canadian Association for Occupational Therapists conference in Winnipeg, MB.
Research based on MAPS parent study data is being presented Sept 25–26 at the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists’ annual conference by graduating OT students Ashleigh Blinkhorn & Emily Floyd.
In Making Dreams Reality, MAPS follows Kelsey, a young woman with Down Syndrome, as she explores life after high school and considers moving away from home to go to college. Watch the 16-minute video produced by MAPS here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqKENloydxw
MAPS study article wins JODD best paper award. To read more click here.
Patrick’s Place is a 17-minute video produced by MAPS which highlights how one family is supporting their 28 year old son with ASD to become more independent. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qixfrbfk-pc
At the age of 33, Saskia who has an intellectual disability is admitted to a long-term care facility. Lives Suspended is a 17- minute video produced by MAPS which tells her parents’ struggles to find her a proper home. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJg-yTKXpnQ
A study on social enterprise as a means of generating employment options has published guidelines for agencies operating social businesses in the intellectual and developmental disability sector. The guidelines, based on the Values-Based Checklist created by Social Firms UK, incorporates best practices for enhancing independence, choice and inclusion for social business workers.