Some of our more recent advocacy work in the Atlantic has included access to Respiratory Care Equipment, access to Educational Assistants and school supports, expansion of existing government programs in relation to medically prescribed equipment for both children and adults, Vehicle Retrofit Programs and Attendant Care. For further details on our ongoing work in these areas or if you have other issues you feel need attention, contact our Director of Services, Tracy Ryan. She will be happy to share progress or listen to the issues you are facing.
In terms of our advocacy partnerships, Muscular Dystrophy Canada values the partnerships that we have been able to create on a local and provincial level.
In New Brunswick we are active members on the New Brunswick Disability Executive Network and the Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons.
In Nova Scotia we are actively involved with the NS Disability Rights Coalition, NS League of Equal Opportunities, the Halifax Accessibility Advisory and the NS Disability Strategy Committee.
Through these partnerships we have made progress on issues regarding greater access to equipment, educational supports and increased hours for attendant care, just to name a few.