The Ontario Human Rights Commission is hosting a FREE training on its new policy on Accessible Education for Students with Disabilities

  • October 12, 2018
  • BakerLaw
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The policy addresses continued barriers to education that students face at all levels of the education system, including:

  • inaccessible build environments
  • inadequate resources and supports in the classroom
  • long waiting lists for professional assessments
  • inappropriate requests by educational institutions for medical information
  • denial of disability-related accommodations
  • persistent negative attitudes and stereotypes towards people with disabilities
  • ineffective dispute resolution processes

Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, students with disabilities have the right to meaningful access to education comparable with their peers, and with accommodations commensurate with their needs. Join the OHRC and learn more about the protections available to students with disabilities.

The training will be held on:

Monday, October 29, 2018
or
Thursday, November 1, 2018
10 am – 12 noon
180 Dundas Street East, 8th Floor Boardroom
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2G5

RSVP

Register online by Monday, October 22, 2018 at
Events registration form

Space is limited so please register early. The training is in English however materials can be provided in French upon request.

The OHRC will provide accommodations for those who need. Please convey requests for accommodation by October 15, 2018.

Bakerlaw regularly represents students with disabilities against public and private school boards If you are having difficulties obtaining accommodation for your child’s needs in the education system, contact us for legal advice.

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