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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Stereotype of disabled alienates Executive named to rehab council The 22 annual meeting of the Alberta Rehabilitation Council for the Disabled met in the city for a one-day convention Fri- day, at the Holiday Inn. Among business discussed were annual reports from var- ious council committees and the nomination of a slate of offi- cers for the coining term of of- fice. Named president of the ARCD was Jack Nelson, with first vice-president Joe Green and Bill Watson as second vice- president. giving the dis- the definition of a disabled per- -FIGURE TRIM GUARANTEE You'll loss 2 inches overall on your first visit, and 5 inches by your fifth or your money will be refunded in full. NO CONTRACTS TO SIGN PRICE. HOLIDAY SPECIAL PHONE NOW FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SPECIAL FIGURE TRIM WESTMINSTER SHOPPING CENTRE 425 13th ST. N. PHONE 328-9886 By JUDE TURIC Herald Staff Writer A major advance toward rec- ognition of the disabled as distinct individuals would be the destruction of stereotyped myths held by a majority of society, according to Wilf Race. Speaking to members of the Alberta Rehabilitation Council Executive director for the for Bate convention in Lethbridge, he of said vision charac- luncheon included Lethbridge the public view of the mayor Andy Anderson who disabled, complimented the organization Mr. Race, paraplegic pro- on the excellence of their work gram director of the Canadian with the disabled. rehabilitation council in Toron- He said the work of the local to, said that a problem which branch was "recognized as also must be conquered was splendid abled full opportunity to lead son. complete and useful lives, be- "Simply by designating a per- coming employed and educa- son as disabled places him in ting the public to realize the a distinct and isolated cate- I potential of the handicapped." he said. "The disabled person is no dif- ferent than anyone Mr. Race continued, "he has the same needs, aspirations, hopes and desires as all the rest of society. "It must be kept in mind we are dealing with human beings but society suffers from the di- lusion that all disabled have the same needs." He said the public must re- member first and foremost, "the disabled person is an in- dividual and must be treated as such." A portion of the good life should be given to all members of Canadian society, he said, and the public is Just now be- coming amazingly receptive to the challenges and changes the disabled segment are expecting of them. In reference to private agen- cies involved in rehabilitation work with the handicapped, Mr. Race said they are needed "as much, if not even more, than ever before." "New and vitally important roles are being developed for the volunteer sector to he commented, "but they must be able to keep up with the times in order to be of use to the disabled He pointed out that the pri- vate agency is needed to pro- vide a counterbalance so the HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Announcements (24 Hour Service If Necessary) Bride Books Thank You Cards Napkins Matches We provide complimentary personalized head table place cards with each order) FREE CUSTOMER PARKING LOSE INCHES IN NINETY RELAXING MINUTES THE NEW, EASY WAY! iiiiriiiTTiiiiiiiiniiiiiiriiiiii Jli axme s SEMI-ANNUAL STARTS MONDAY, JUNE 25th 9 A.M. SPECIALS! Slacks-Tops-Loungewear- Skirts-Hot Pant Dresses TERRIFIC VALUE AT ONLY TERRY TOWEL ROBES CLEARING AT DRESSES A selection of terrific values at 5 8 s 3 SPORTSWEAR j CLEARING NOW AT 3147thStreerS. ALL REGULAR STOCK REDUCED GOLF DRESSES _ AND SKIRTS T0 CLEAR AT PRICE DRESSES AND PANT SUITS NOW REDUCED 20% t. 50% OFF RAINWEAR CLEARING AT 25% t. 50% OFF PANTS-BLAZERS BLOUSES SHORTS LADIES' WEAR Phone 327-2331 handicapped need not feel alienated from the rest of the community and appear to be 'hanging on the edge." Among the duties of the vol- unteer, Mr. Race said it is ex- pected they will provide and en- sure the availability of modern technological advances to the disabled and effect attitudinal changes. "The traditional stereotype of the disabled person fosters the idea of what was good for one was good for all meaning they should weave and be said. "But the disabled are de- manding equal access to tech- nology and are no longer willing to accept or regard as good, programs established without Saturday, 23, 1973 THE UTHBRIDOI HtRALD JS Jrn, ana out of town Three young students in Leth- School, Brent Jang of Fleet- est the recent convention. Outstanding service awards were presented during the re- cent annual meeting of the Al- berta Rehabilitation Council for ttte disabled held in Lethbridge. Included among the presen- tations was the Don Luzzi Whis- ker Trophy, awarded for the Easter seal fund-raising club which contributed the highest percentage above their set goal; received by Ron Martin of the Edson Lions Club. Certificates of recognition were given to William Green of Calgary and Tom Shandro of Edmonton for their outstand- ing contributidns of tune, effort and energy to handicapped chil- dren and adults. An award of singular distinc- tion, the Order of Merit, was given to Walter Bates for his work in the organization which drew the admiration, respect and graditude of the council. The patrons' award to an or- ganization not formally related to the ARCD, was presented to the Victorian Order of Nurses for outstanding contri- bution to the cause of rehabili- tation and is the highest award given by the ARCD. Nick Herbst was presented with the president's award for CMHA plans workshop The southern provincial edu- cation committee of the Cana- dian Mental Health Association recently met in Lethbridge to work on plans for workshops for the Southern Alberta Re- gion. A provincial audio resource centre will be set up in Cal- gary to provide resource mate- rials for any group or Institu- tion requesting information. Three workshops have been planned to be held in Leth- bridge. The first one, Family Life Education, is tentatively set for Oct. 12, 13 and 15. A roost important workshop to be held Nov. 9 and 10th. Un- derstanding Mental Illness, is specially designed to meet the needs of relatives and friends of persons who have suffered from mental illness, to help them understand how to cope with the problems. In early February a work- shop for teachers in the school system, Identification of Men- tal Problems in the Classroom, will be organized. This work- shop will be held in Leth- bridge. Arrangements are being made to bring in special re- source people for these work- shops, and many local resource people will also be contacted. Plans are also underway in Medicine Hat for workshops in October on "Child Abuse" and in November to train volun- teers to work in the mental health program. wir direct collaboration. "They need to be in on de-isions dealing with expecta-wns they feel they need, "and n this aspect I pay tribute to j te Alberta council for meet-ng these needs and concluded, saying the dis- Mdge received wood Bawden received sec-abled must work at more pub- Edith Boles Speech Arts ond and third prize winner was lie exposure in order to fa- Awards presented by the Dr. Jean., Bodnar of Westminster ciHtate public education and F. H. Mewburn OBE Chapter, School, invited all to "come to rehab IODE. The chapter extends con-country and do some pioneer- First prize went to Shannon gratulations to those who coming." Baumgardner of St. Basil's peted, especially the winners. Mr. Race went on to explain to organization is looking to tie young people of Canada to rork effectively with the dis-ibled as they are "not clouded >y old norms and stereotypes." He said the aim of helping he handicapped should be Knights of Columbus Provincial .eep as many as possible ac-ive and participating members rf the community; to see Charities Aooeal is they are individuals with >ersonalities and varying phy-iical Winners held on May 26th, 1973 NO. PRIZE NAME ADDRESS 651 AA CHRYSLER Gerald TOTH 7854 EE PINTO P. McCARGAR EDMONTON, Alta. 9042 AA Lorraine BOX 99, COWLEY, Alta. HllJSiS 9082 EE 500.00 Mrs. Sheila No. 30 laorler Crew., ST- Alto- 10755 FF 100.00 Donna TIETZ 634 17th St. N., Alta. 5888 BB 100.00 E. BATOR 12912 95A St., Alta. WJmwmmim v 1649 AA 100.00 N. POLLARD 1436 Richland Rd.f Alta. olvement ed vice-president of ARCD, greetings from the 7528 DD 100.00 Tina R.R. NO. i, WARBURG, Alta. TOLLENAR 11447 DD 100.00 Nick F. TOHIR BOX iss, VILNA, Alta. 4432 BB 100.00 Joanne CANS Bex 88, FAIRVIEW, Alta. MA 1 2795 CC 4 1 00 00 E E NESS Camp Supply Section, 11. luu.uu t. t. CAMP WAINWRIGHT, Alta. 7989 AA 100.00 W. W. BARRY alent, tioie, and energy derated in behalf of Alberta han-ucapped 9726 AA 100.00 Frank ROSEBUD, Alta. PATTERSON The one day rhich took place Friday 5722 100.00 Allan HANSEN 8231 130 Avenue, epresentatives from all Aiie. n the CLOSE-OUT SALE 25% OFF ALL Fabrics OFF BOOKS PATTERNS NOTIONS f IJ, S T R ETC H 475 Holiday Village Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 328-7843 ;