Realize‘s educational resources are used by rehabilitation professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists, students, family physicians, other clinicians including those specializing in HIV, AIDS service organizations (ASOs), and academic researchers.
In addition to research materials and information manuals, we provide online courses, in-person courses and workshops.
Realize offers a number of online courses:
Rehabilitation in the context of HIV: IPL Course – a self-directed on-line inter-professional HIV course to increase the capacity of rehabilitation professionals.
Understanding Episodic Disabilities – an online course for Human Resources (HR) professionals that will deepen your understanding of the impact of episodic disabilities on the workplace.
Managing Episodic Disabilities: Accommodation Best Practices – is the second in a series of courses on managing episodic disabilities in the workplace. It is designed to prepare you to deal more effectively with employees with episodic disabilities, who make up an ever-increasing segment of Canada’s workforce.
Realize offers workshops across Canada to promote awareness about the role of rehabilitation in the care of HIV and other episodic disabilities. These interactive workshops bring together a variety of people involved in HIV, other episodic disabilities and rehabilitation to talk about the issues and develop strategies.
- people living with HIV and their caregivers
- people living with other episodic disabilities
- HIV physicians and nurses
- rehabilitation professionals
- volunteers and staff from community-based organizations
- support workers
- vocational counsellors
- policy makers
- researchers, and
Realize works with local partner organizations to plan, promote and deliver the workshops. The local partners decide the format and content of the workshop and help to identify participants and presenters. Topic areas may include:
- expanded definitions of rehabilitation and a holistic approach to care delivery
- impact of the episodic nature of HIV
- rehabilitation skills and knowledge in the context of HIV
- role of rehabilitation in symptom and side-effect management, and
- available tools and resources.
Realize provides the following to support its local partners:
- assistance in designing the workshop
- facilitators and presenters
- Guide to Multi-Sector Workshops on Rehabilitation in the Context of HIV – Guide to Multi-sector Workshops on Rehabilitation in the Context of HIV
- list of resource materials available through Realize and/or CATIE
If you are interested in finding out more about Realize workshops or would like to hold a workshop in your organization or community, please email us or call 416-513-0440.
With many people with HIV living longer and facing a multitude of health challenges related to HIV, concurrent health conditions, as well as the side effects of treatment, the role for rehabilitation in the context of HIV continues to grow. This E-Module for Evidence-Informed HIV Rehabilitation (e-module) is a comprehensive resource on HIV and rehabilitation for rehabilitation professionals and others to respond to this increasing need.
Health Gateway is a website to meet the health information and support needs of people living with complex chronic illnesses and episodic disabilities and their loved ones in Ontario.
- Understanding Episodic Disabilities and Employment
- Understanding Episodic Disabilities and Employment: A Presentation to RBC