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Cbc.ca: Student with autism dragged 'kicking and screaming' to tiny padded room, says mom

Cbc.ca: Student with autism dragged 'kicking and screaming' to tiny padded room, says mom

The mother of a boy with autism is raising concerns about the use of so-called “time-out rooms” after she said her child was left sobbing on the bare floor of a small, padded room at his Eastern Passage, N.S., school last month.

Amanda Vaters’s eight-year-old son, Hayden, has a preliminary diagnosis of

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Cbc.ca: Prom 'magical' for teen with autism after accommodations

Cbc.ca: Prom 'magical' for teen with autism after accommodations

Grace Bowen-MacLean’s decision to take her best friend Anne Williams to Prince Andrew High School’s prom was an easy one. 

Anne was diagnosed with autism two years ago, just before her 17th birthday. Going to prom last week with Williams was not about making sacrifices and compromises, said Bowen-MacLean.

“I wanted to

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Cbc.ca: Part of your world: Globe Theatre offers 'accessible' performance of The Little Mermaid

Cbc.ca: Part of your world: Globe Theatre offers 'accessible' performance of The Little Mermaid

Regina resident Michelle Bush had the chance to enjoy theatre in a whole new way on Saturday.

Leaving the Globe Theatre with her friend and her seeing-eye dog, the longtime fan of the theatre said she was often held back because of her visual impairment.

She heard about audio-described performances

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Cbc.ca: Prince of Wales Youth Service Awards honour two Nova Scotians

Cbc.ca: Prince of Wales Youth Service Awards honour two Nova Scotians

Two Nova Scotia youth are being recognized at We Day in Toronto this fall for their outstanding contributions to community service and social action. 

Cheyenne Hardy, 16, and Joshua Cochrane, 11, are two of the four winners receiving Royal Awards Celebrating Young Canadian Change-Makers — an honour bestowed on behalf of The Prince of Wales. The other two winners are from Alberta and Quebec. 

Cheyenne Hardy

Hardy is a Grade 10 student at Dartmouth High School. Frustrated by the negative stigma

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