SRV in the News: The upside of delayed retirement

A recent article in Maclean’s spoke about the benefits of delaying retirement and staying longer in the workforce. Featured in the business section, the article speaks mainly about the financial reasons for working past the usual retirement age (65 in Canada). The article raises several important SRV issues however. Firstly, the inherent value of the […]

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 7:43 pm by stevetiff · Permalink · 3 Comments
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SRV in the News: Stripping of Valued Roles

This rather sensational story making the rounds on the internet these past few days is useful for highlighting several SRV-related issues. As Wolfensberger posthumously points out in the latest issue of the SRV journal (December 2011), one devalued class of people may be subjected to the same particular wound. In the case of the article […]

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm by stevetiff · Permalink · 4 Comments
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SRV In the News: Disabled inmates denied crucial access, judge says

This article from the San Francisco Chronicle, details the trouble that inmates of county jails in California have had in gaining access to basic aids for their physical impairments. According to the district judge interviewed in the article, prisoners have been denied access to canes, wheelchairs, sign language interpreters and telephone-assistance devices. The judge claims […]

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm by stevetiff · Permalink · 3 Comments
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SRV in the News: “Reading, Writing and Retirement”

Recently, an article in the Toronto daily, the Globe and Mail caught my attention. “Reading, writing and retirement” reports on a program in a nursing home in British Columbia where a Kindergarten class takes place twice a week in the common room. The article presents a glowing report of the program and claims that similar […]

Posted on January 3, 2012 at 7:52 pm by stevetiff · Permalink · 2 Comments
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SRV in the News: Heightened Vulnerability and Economic Hard-Ship

Following my last post, on the theme of the heightened vulnerability of elderly persons, I return to the concept of heightened vulnerability as it is also a very real concern for intellectually disabled people, especially during these hard economic times. The following articles give a sense of the scope of cuts coming to services for […]

SRV in the News

This is the first of what I hope will be a regular column dedicated to “SRV in the News”. At SRV workshops we often give examples from the media; some of these are current, while others are taken from the news media of the past 20 years or so. As is pointed out in the […]

Posted on December 11, 2011 at 11:48 am by stevetiff · Permalink · One Comment
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