Monday, 26 March 2018

Unstoppable Campaign

Did you know?

·      One in every seven person has a disability. 
·      More than 5.3 million Canadians live with some form of disability.
·      50% of people with disabilities also have mental health issues. 
·      Over 200,000 Canadian children under 15 have one or more disabilities.
·      Children with disabilities are three times more likely to be bullied by their peers. 
·      53% of children with disabilities have fewer friends.
·      19% of children with activity limitations live in a low-income household.
·      It can cost over $40,000 a year to care for a child with a severe disability.
·      40% of parents reported that they don’t know where to look for information.

Children with disabilities experience increasing levels of pressure and stress at younger ages. According to Dr. K. Leith, more children also display signs of mental distress as a result of anxiety, bullying, low self-esteem and insecurity. Young people with disabilities do struggle with making friends and are often times bullied more by their peers.

People living with disabilities already have the world against them. Ability Online believes that everyone has the potential to be great at something. Occasionally, they might need a boost of confidence in discovering what that “something” is.

We want our members and those apart of the disabled community to know that they are unstoppABLE, formidABLE and capABLE enough to do anything they set their minds to. Everyone in their own way is unique and can establish themselves what it means to be unstoppable, formidable and capable.

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