"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things."

~ Niccolo Machiavelli, historian and writer

Monday, September 14, 2009

Never Give Up

Update:
Press Conference

There will be a press conference at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 18th, in the Terrace Room of the Citadel Inn, Brunswick Street, Halifax.

Speakers will include friends, families.advocates and people who are at risk pf being institutionalized because of a label.

All who are concerned are urged to attend.

Mary Rothman
Executive Director
Nova Scotia Association for Community Living

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These people don't.

Disability Rights Coalition Calls For Immediate Review Of Operations At Outdated Government Funded Institutions: Continued Violations of Rights of Residents Can No Longer Be Tolerated

Halifax, Nova Scotia – September 11, 2009 –The Disability Rights Coalition expresses its outrage and demands the government of Nova Scotia to immediately convene a full, independent review of operations at the Riverview Adult Residential Centre in Riverton, Nova Scotia. This demand is in light of the 19 cases of abuse against residents with intellectual disabilities and mental illness at the Riverview Adult Residential Centre in Riverton, Nova Scotia, and the 22 other reported cases of abuse at other institutions throughout the province as reported in the news earlier this week.
I will likely post more on this topic later but I did want to get this press release out right away. So go ahead and read the rest of it.

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