INCOME SUPPORTS APPLICATION OR APPEAL PREPARATION CHECKLIST

The following is a list of suggested documents that can accompany application forms or appeal forms for any income supports programs:

Prescription medication list for the last year from pharmacist.

Letters from doctors: General Practitioner and any Specialists that have been seen.

Receipts for medical expenses such as walking aids or continence supplies that have been paid for by applicant.

Hospital Emergency Room, Admission and Operating Room records.

If disability was diagnosed at birth include birth records.

Any information in regards to disability, diagnosis or illness.

Records of treatment that has been utilized such as physical, occupational therapy or acupuncture. Request letter from therapist.

When trying to obtain documents you may be asked to pay a fee; inform the hospital or individual that you are applying for income supports or have low income and request that the fees be waived; you may be required to provide proof of income.

***PLEASE NOTE: Make copies of all documents and keep originals for your records in case department loses or misplaces documents; it is a really good idea to scan documents and save them on a memory stick or other external device.

***DISCLAMER: The above information provided is only intended to be general summary information for your use.

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BOOK REVIEW-RICK HANSEN MAN IN MOTION

By Rick Hansen & Jim Taylor

D&M Publishing Inc.

Biography and Memoir

Ever wonder what really went on during the Man in Motion Tour; well here is your chance.  Rick Hansen was born August 26, 1957 in Port Alberni, British Columbia Canada.  Rick was a healthy and athletic young man; until one day in 1973 when he was paralyzed at the age of 15 in a motor vehicle accident.

This book is categorized as a Biography and Memoir, as you read on you realize that it is also a diary and a love story; what’s a book without a love story right? It is a thorough account of the Man in Motion tour that Rick embarked in March 1985 in order to bring disability accessibility awareness to the world; in Rick’s own words.

I enjoyed this book immensely; this book is thought provoking, will make you laugh and cry; it will make you question everything you thought you knew about individuals with disabilities; it may even give you hope.  It carries the reader flawlessly from Rick’s injury right to present day; if you have suffered a spinal cord injury please read this book; it will fill you with inspiration to achieve great things in life.

Rick Hansen has lived and continues to live an exceptional life; he made the decision early on following his accident to participated in life and not sit on the sidelines and watched it go by, RICK HANSEN MAN IN MOTION is sure to enlighten, engage and empower the reader.

BOOK REVIEW-Cam Tait Disabled? Hell No! I’m A Sit-Down Comic!

Cam Tait Disabled? Hell No! I’m A Sit-Down Comic!

By Cam Tait & Jim Taylor

Harbour Publishing  2015

Biography and Memoir

Cam Tait was born December 10, 1958 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.  Born with Cerebral Palsy during a time when children with disabilities were not accepted in society as full citizens. Some would say that is still the case even today but I am not here to split hairs I am here to write a book review.

This book is categorized as a Biography and Memoir but it is so much more; it is a chronicle of a life well lived; it is a man’s tribute to people who helped him become who he is today; more importantly it is  a tribute to his parents who never gave up on him.

I enjoyed this book immensely; this book is thought provoking, will make you laugh and cry; it will make you question your preconceived notions of a person with a disability.  It carries the reader seamlessly from Cam’s birth to present day; it stresses the importance of volunteering as Cam benefited from people volunteering to do something called patterning that his parents learned from The Institutes for The Achievement of Human Potential (IAHP) in the USA; from Cam’s days as a NAIT student to his sit down comedy you will not be disappointed.

If you are a parent of a child with a disability please read this book it will inspire you to do more for your child then you ever thought possible.

Cam Tait has had a remarkable life but wait because I have a feeling Cam’s journey isn’t over yet.  This book will definitely enlighten, engage and empower the reader.

Heartfelt request to WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)

I was recently approached by a young lady named Erin who asked me if I would share her blog post on my Facebook Pages.  I said that I would and then I read her blog post after asking Erin a few questions I realized that I may be able to help her with her request.  I then offered to give her access to my blog and give her the opportunity to be a guest blogger.  I then contacted some of my acquaintances in the industry explaining Erin’s wish.  We were invited to speak and be interviewed on blogtalkradio.com/hartbeatradio an internet radio program Produced by Bob Johnson and hosted by Bruce Hart. From time to time I will be offering updates about Erin’s journey.  Here is Erin’s request:

Heartfelt request to WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)

My name is Erin Despas and I am 29 years old from a town in Alberta, Canada. I was born with the birth defect Spina Bifida and also have Hydrocephalus and Chiari Malformation which often can accompany Spina Bifida.

Growing up I never qualified for Make a Wish or any other agency that grants wishes. Now, as an adult, I wonder if there may still be a way to make a wish. Please?

Putting it very bluntly, even if I were to only meet Vince or Stephanie McMahon, I would be happy. I would really like autographs or to meet a superstar or diva though. I can’t attend live events due to medical issues (mobility issues, seriously bad anxieties, etc…).

Thank you so much and I am sorry for being a pest. I just love the WWE and what it means to me; (Memories of myself watching with my dad when I was younger and feeling like I was actually connecting with him, when we really don’t have a good relationship otherwise).

If you’d like to contact me, please send me a message on Facebook at Erin Despas or on Twitter at Erin Despas. Thank you very much!

Update May 3, 2015:

After getting nowhere with my request I asked Mirella Sacco if she would post my request on her Facebook Pages Mirella agreed to post my blog on her Facebook Pages and also offered to have me as a guest blogger. I was asked to express what I like about the WWE. This has had me pondering, what is it about WWE that I like so much? Sure others might say it’s the bodies being thrown around like rag dolls, the punches that throw grown men or women to the matted ground outside the ring. But for me it’s more than that. Sure, I cheered like everyone else when Daniel Bryan won the ladder match at Wrestlemania 31 becoming the new Intercontinental Champion. There’s more though, reasons very personal to myself that make me a fan. First off I think of the memories. No, not the matches, nor even the Montreal Screw job. You see, in the beginning as a young teen I would watch with my dad. The sheer violence would scare me. Heck, even the Undertaker when he first came out and made his way to the ring would put a grimace on my face and a shiver down my back. It’s the very memory of just being there, sitting with my dad and feeling like we could really connect about something. Not even hockey could do that. But then of course, are my other reasons for my fandom. I was born with medical conditions that left my legs weaker than my peers’. I also wasn’t able to partake in sports of any kind for fear of my shunt taking a blow or my neck either of which would surely have found me in an emergency room. So, for me, it’s also an admiration; an admiration of how strong each and every one of them is, and was for those who have since retired. And then, of course is what I consider my most personal reason for forever being a fan. Bret Hart. Sure I love the Hitman but that is only a character, a persona. I look more to the man that lies beneath; the man who fought against an acute stroke; someone who fought just to turn his hand over. I would sincerely hope Mr. Hart wouldn’t mind my saying these things but for all Bret Hart has had to endure in his life, I respect him completely and absolutely; then comes my final reason for loving WWE as I do. Natalie Neidhart-Wilson. Fellow fans might know her better as Natalya. My current favourite wrestler, Natalya wears the same colours her uncle and father did, enters to a remixed version of her uncle Bret’s music AND Natalya does the same finishing move that her uncle and grandfather developed together. Although I do still think Bret does it better; sorry Natalya. So I guess I’m hooked. Now all I have to ponder is, when’s the next match?

Used Bookstores

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Edmonton, AB
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Alhambra Books

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10115 – 81 Avenue

Edmonton, AB

T6E 1W9

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The Book Seller

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Wee Book Inn Enterprises Ltd

Four Locations in Edmonton

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Mandolin Books & Coffee Company

www.mandolinbooks.com

6419 112 Ave NW

Edmonton, AB

T5W 0N9

(780)-479-4050

Bailey Books

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29B Rowland Cres

St Albert, AB

T8N 5B3

(780)-460-6864

The Bookworm

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62 Athabascan Ave

Sherwood Park, AB

T8A 4E3

(780)-464-5522

SHAVA Bookstore

Grandin Mall,

St Albert, AB

T8N 1B4

(780)-458-4655

Bookwormz Holdings Ltd

https://bookwormzbooks.wordpress.com

3-100 King St

Spruce Grove, AB

T7X 0J6

(780)-962-9686

Belgravia Books

http://belgraviabooks.ca

(780)-429-1707

Old Strathcona Books

8104 Gateway Boulevard NW
Edmonton, AB

T6E 4B1
(780) 436-2665

Esthetician and Hair Stylist Schools

Some of these School will offer services at a reduced rate, please report any errors or missing Schools

Alberta Academy Of Aesthetics

8882 170 St.

Edmonton, AB

T5T 3J7
(780) 486-7201

www.academyofaesthetics.com

EvelineCharles Academy
#300, 10205 – 101 Street
Edmonton, AB

T5J 4H5
bookings@evelinecharles.com

www.evelinecharles.com

Esthetics Plus
6004 – 82 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

T6B 0E7

780.466.5544
info@epbeauty.ca

www.epbeauty.ca

European Institute Of Esthetics Medispa & Laser Centre

16724 75 St NW

Edmonton, AB

T6E 6T9

780-412-1574

http://www.dreamcareer.ca

Est-elle Academy Of Hair Design

28004 Gateway Blvd NW

Edmonton, AB

T6E 6A2

587-409-9523

http://www.est-elle.ab.ca

SkinFX Aesthetic Supplies and Education

4107-8716 48 Ave NW

Edmonton, AB

T6E 5L1

780-485-1165

http://www.skinfx.ca/skinfx.html

MC College

10018 106 St NW

Edmonton, AB

T5J 1G1

780-429-4407

http://www.mccollege.ca/

International Academy Of Esthetics

5122-150 Chippewa Road

Sherwood Park, AB

T8A 6A2

780-449-1225

http://www.iaesthetics.com/spa_services.html

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