Annual Review

A Bus Ride to Independence

Posted on 13th September 2012, by
It’s one of the first of its kind in Ontario. The Salvation Army’s Lawson Ministries in Hamilton is teaching people with developmental disabilities how to use the public transit system—something many of us take for granted. Twenty-one year old Richard battles with Autism, and has great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships. Since graduating from  […]

Loved Back to Life

Posted on 13th September 2012, by
For as far back as he can remember, Keith was told he was worthless and stupid. The emotional and verbal punches of his father cut deep, but the physical abuse that followed pierced even deeper. “The only thing I was terrified of as a kid was my dad,” says Keith. While Keith’s father was well-respected  […]

Coping with a Child with Disabilities

Posted on 13th September 2012, by
Dealing with Devon’s severe epilepsy and developmental disabilities was challenging and exasperating for his parents Dan and Carolyn. Then when Carolyn unexpectedly became a single parent, she blinked “low battery” and wanted to shut off. But she refused to curl up and surrender. Devon’s questionable behaviours began as young as four months old. His eyes  […]