Ontario’s COVID-19 School Plan Fails Students with Disabilities

  • September 16, 2020
  • Amanda Dimilta

In the midst of a global pandemic, the return to school for Ontario students has been a source of anxiety for many parents and caregivers across the province. For students with disabilities, the return to school poses a number of challenges. In particular, education accommodations are left out of the plan.

In its article dated September 2, 2020, TVO wrote about the failure of Ontario’s back-to-school plan to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities. The article highlights how the government’s reopening plan contains no guidance for families of children with disabilities, and leaves it up to individual school boards to decide how to support these students, whether they are attending school in-person or learning remotely. You can read the full article here (link).

Bakerlaw provides legal representation to students who require educational accommodations for their disability-related needs. If you are concerned about the school year and your child’s accommodations, and require assistance, please contact us to discuss how we may assist you and your child.

Author: Amanda Dimilta

Amanda DimiltaAmanda’s practice at bakerlaw focuses on cases in the area of Education Law and applications to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Her personal experience with navigating the challenges of the education system is an asset to our clients, and we are happy to have her as a member of the bakerlaw team.

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