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Ontario Government apologizes to Teresa Pocock: 4 Signs of Change

By Franke James, Teresa’s sister Vancouver, B.C., December 5, 2016 How does a Canadian with an intellectual disability fight back when their rights are violated? Four recent developments have me thinking optimistically about signs of change for Canadians with intellectual

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A Pretty Amazing Story in Megaphone Magazine

By Franke James for Megaphone Magazine Photo of Teresa Pocock by Zack Embree “Freedom” describes Teresa Pocock’s awakening as an artist and poet in the Downtown Eastside. When she draws, she is free. There is no filter. She doesn’t second

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Artist with Down syndrome written off as ‘incapable’ blooms in the Downtown Eastside

Republished under license from Postmedia CHERYL CHAN Published on: June 29, 2016 Barely three years ago, Teresa Pocock was written off as “incapable” and banished to an old-age care home to live out the rest of her life in an

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