Articles written by Kimberly Srivastava

Bring Evidence-Based ABA to school! A guide to advocate for your child’s access to education

  • February 20, 2019
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Many children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis suffer from a lack of access to meaningful education. Meaningful access to education is a basic human right. Many school boards refuse to provide Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in the classroom despite the research which demonstrates that evidence based ABA is an effective approach to teach students with ASD and other diagnoses. » Read the rest

Client wins landmark award of $200,000 for sexual assault

  • March 1, 2018
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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9 years ago, our client filed an HRTO application detailing how she had been sexually assaulted, solicited, threatened, and harassed in her workplace and in her home. The assaults were perpetrated by her boss who was also her landlord. It was a long journey, but earlier this year we welcomed the Tribunal’s decision affirming the discrimination and pattern of victimization she experienced. » Read the rest

Update: Fighting to Support Children with Autism in Ontario Schools

  • August 21, 2017
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Since 2016, Bakerlaw has been fighting to have Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) provided in Ontario schools on behalf of our young client, Jack.

Jack is a five year old boy with Autism. Like many other students with Autism, Jack needs ABA teaching methods in order to meaningfully access his education. Jack’s parents have filed a human rights application against Jack’s school board, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB), to try and ensure Jack can benefit from Ontario education like any other student by having access to ABA at the level of intensity he requires. » Read the rest

Married Couple Able to Travel Together on VIA Rail Trains

  • April 28, 2017
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Our clients are celebrating a major victory over VIA Rail.

Our clients, are husband and wife and are both persons with disabilities who use scooters to assist in their mobility. VIA Rail trains only have one tie-down space per train and as a result, our clients have been forced to travel separately or risk damage to their scooters by having them stowed improperly. » Read the rest

Proposed Regulation Amendment Regarding Grants for Persons with Disabilities

  • March 7, 2017
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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The Ministry of Community and Social Services has announced newly proposed changes to Ontario Regulation 367/94: Grants for Persons with Disabilities under the Ministry of Community and Social Services Act, RSO 1990, c. M. 20. You can view a summary of the proposed changes here (link).

The changes pertain to the Direct Funding Program which is intended to provide funding for daily living activities to adults with physical disabilities. » Read the rest

Canadian Transportation Agency Decision Favourable but Weak

  • February 16, 2017
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Yesterday bakerlaw congratulated our clients on the Canadian Transportation Agency’s (“CTA”) decision, insofar as it went to grant them their requested remedies. You can read the decision here (link).

Our clients are husband and wife and are frequent travellers on VIA Rail. They both use a mobility aid but can transfer to a regular train seat. » Read the rest

The Importance of the Right to Palliative Care in Light of Medical Assistance in Dying

  • February 14, 2017
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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As indicated in our previous blog post, the Court Challenges Program is being reinstated. You can read David Baker’s comments on the CCP here (link). This is great news for bakerlaw!

You may have previously read about our open letter calling for a national right to palliative care in Canada (link). » Read the rest

A Push for More Support for Children with Autism in Ontario Schools

  • September 8, 2016
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Earlier this year, Bakerlaw took on a case to try to get Intensive Applied Behaviour Analysis (Intensive ABA) into Ontario schools for our client Jack.

Jack is a 5 year old boy who has Autism. Jack’s parents have seen how much their son benefits from Intensive ABA which is the leading approach in teaching children with autism. » Read the rest

Some of Our Clients are Working Through a Medical Maze

  • September 1, 2016
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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This recent Accessible Media Inc. video (link) features one of bakerlaw’s clients who was discriminated against by her doctor. We helped our client file a complaint to the Health Services Appeal and Review Board regarding her experience.

Follow this link (link to video) to learn more about Margaret’s experience and others who have disabilities and have had difficulties navigating the medical system as a result. » Read the rest

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