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Free online Autism Law Hub with resource library

The Autism Law Hub is an online resource with the mission to assist people who have autism in accessing healthcare treatment, education, employment, and community life.

Within the Hub, the National Autism Law Center works to enforce and expand the legal rights of individuals with autism.

While the Hub is an American website, its free online resource library houses an extensive collection of caselaw and white papers available to people with autism and their advocates to help them assert their rights and challenge the barriers they face in their everyday lives. » Read the rest

CACL and CCD forum on End of Life, Equality, and Disability

  • January 28, 2020
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On January 30, 2020, the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) is hosting a national forum on medical assistance in dying (MAiD). This forum will discuss the critical balance between the right to autonomy and the right to equality guaranteed in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. » Read the rest

NEADS webinar on ethno-cultural perspectives on the Convention on The Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD)

  • January 28, 2020
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On January 29, 2020, the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is hosting a webinar on ethno-cultural perspectives on the Convention on The Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD) to learn more about intersectionality and the rights of persons with disabilities in Canada, and how various organizations use human rights perspective to ensure rights, inclusion and equality of persons with disabilities. » Read the rest

OAP extended as government bridges programs currently in place

  • January 24, 2020
  • Amanda Dimilta
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Today the provincial government expanded the OAP program such that children currently accessing services may have their programs extended until the new needs-based plan comes into effect in 2021:

“If you have an existing behaviour plan, it can be extended with no gap in service up to its current level of intensity, or less where clinically appropriate, until you transition into core services in the new needs-based autism program.” » Read the rest

Report from the CHRC: Challenges faced by persons with disabilities in employment

  • August 15, 2019
  • Anoop Kalsi
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In January 2019, the Canadian Human Rights Commission released a report regarding challenges that persons with disabilities continue to face when looking for work, when seeking workplace accommodations, and when trying to advance in their careers.

You can read this report here (link). » Read the rest

Bakerlaw is Hiring!

  • July 24, 2019
  • BakerLaw
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Bakerlaw will be hiring a summer second year law student for 2020!

We anticipate that the work will have a significant focus on Charter cases, along with other practice areas at bakerlaw as outlined on our website. Please consult our website and blog to gain an understanding of the work that we do and ensure that your interests align with those of bakerlaw. » Read the rest

CRTC mandates standard for quality, accessibility and functionality to message relay services

  • March 14, 2019
  • Anoop Kalsi
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On December 14, 2018, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) took steps to improve the quality and access to message relay services.

These services enable Canadians with a hearing or speech disability to make and receive telephone calls using text with the assistance of a relay operator. Some new standards include the requirement of relay operators to achieve a certain typing speed, rate of accuracy, and call-answer time, among many others. » Read the rest

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