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.
MAPS study on productivity options show that social connections and parental support play a key role in helping link people with intellectual disabilities to employment. Read the study here: https://bit.ly/2ItD2LZ
Study identifies over 60 social businesses across Canada that affirmatively hire people with intellectual disabilities.
Suzanne Robinson learns family & friends help but parents still feel impact having a child needing behaviour support. Read about this study here: https://bit.ly/2KneO7S