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Not sure if you need a lawyer? Want to learn a bit more about your situation from a legal point of view before retaining a lawyer? Check out some of these helpful legal resources.

What is discrimination? The Ontario Human Rights Commission website provides information as to the codes grounds for discrimination and other aspects of the Ontario Human Rights Code. » Read the rest

Farewell Thoughts from Bakerlaw’s Intern from Denmark

  • December 22, 2016
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This fall, bakerlaw hosted Hiba Chanchiri, an intern from Denmark. She shared with us some reflections of her experience:

This autumn, I had the opportunity to intern with bakerlaw and explore Canadian law through the many cases I got to work on. I am a law student at the University of Southern Denmark currently doing my Master’s Degree. » 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

Institutionalization as a Form of Discrimination

  • September 6, 2016
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Bakerlaw recently helped our client, Audrey Cole settle her son’s case against the Ontario government. Her son Ian has developmental disabilities and requires extensive homecare support which exceeded the regulatory caps. Thankfully, Audrey was able to fund the additional care Ian required above the cap through donations and private insurance thus preventing him from needing to be institutionalized. » 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

Institutionalization as a form of Discrimination

  • July 4, 2016
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Bakerlaw’s David Baker and Emily Shepard are gearing up for a big case wherein they will argue that institutionalization is a form of discrimination. In the US, in a case called Olmstead, the court held that institutionalizing a person when the care they require could be delivered in the community is discriminatory. » Read the rest

Changes to Ontario Autism Programming

  • June 28, 2016
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Over the past few months, bakerlaw has continued to be contacted by families wondering about their legal rights in the wake of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ announcement to remove children over 5 years of age from the waitlists for IBI funding. Today the government appears to have backtracked on some of those changes. » Read the rest

David Baker’s Comments on the Autism Programming Changes

Thousands of children with autism, 5 years or age or over, who had been waitlisted for private intensive behavioural intervention (IBI) services funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) for years have been peremptorily cut off. I don’t think “crisis” is an overstatement, when describing the circumstances in which these children and their families find themselves. » Read the rest

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