Young People with Disabilities and Employment: A Conversation with Franca Ursitti

Woman using a wheelchair at work

Franca Ursitti is a member of the Holland Bloorview and SCIO Community. As mom to a passionate undergraduate who hopes to pursue a legal career, she has many insights on the world of employment for youth, particularly in the high school stage, where gaining customer service skills through retail or service jobs is like a […]

Navigating ODSP While Being Employed

Young woman in a wheelchair discussing work with her colleagues.

Current Obstacles to Employment  The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is all too familiar to Ontarians with disabilities and their families. While the program provides monthly income support combined with coverage for medical supplies and maintenance of assistive devices, the restrictions it has on employment leaves many stranded in poverty. SCIO’s Peter Athanasopoulos, Director of […]

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