We’re all alike! was the theme of Québec’s Intellectual Disability Week, March 12 to 18. The goal of the event was to break down prejudices about intellectual disabilities, emphasize our similarities, and encourage inclusion. Throughout Québec organizations promoted interaction with people living with intellectual disabilities. In four out of ten cases of people under public or private protective supervision, it’s because they have an intellectual disability. The Curateur public works to ensure that these people remain active members of society, while protecting their autonomy. But in spite of all that, people dealing with Alzheimer and other intellectual disabilities are particularly vulnerable. The important topic of protecting those who are incapacitated will be discussed by staff of the Office of the Quebec Public Curator at the Atwater Library Alzheimer Café, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Tuesday, March 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served. As always admission is free and donations are requested.