- September 13, 2017
- Comments Off on ABA in Ontario Schools Case Continues
Bakerlaw is gearing up for a hearing on October 12th regarding our client’s case against a local school board. Our client requires ABA in order to access his education and is not receiving it. You can read more about the case here (link). » Read the rest
- August 21, 2017
- Kimberly Srivastava
- Comments Off on Update: Fighting to Support Children with Autism in Ontario Schools
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. » Read the rest
- August 16, 2017
- Comments Off on Technological Accessibility: The Future Begins with Federal Government Websites
In June 2017, the University of Pennsylvania Press published Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology, edited by Jonathan Lazar and Michael Ashley Stein. The work is a collection of essays discussing barriers and accommodations for persons with disabilities in an increasingly technologically-driven world. » Read the rest
- July 27, 2017
- Comments Off on VIA Rail Creates More Barriers in Fight of Greater Accessibility
Want an update on our clients’ continuing fight for greater accessibility on VIA Rail trains? Read this CBC, Canadian Press article here (link).
You can read our previous post on the continuing saga here (link).
Stay tuned for more updates; this case isn’t over yet . » Read the rest
- June 23, 2016
- Comments Off on Special Education Litigation Can Be Intense
This article (link) highlights just some of the challenges parents can find themselves up against when litigating special education cases.
If you need our help to secure an accommodation for yourself or your child, contact us here (link).
- June 23, 2016
- Comments Off on Finding the Right Balance
The Globe and Mail recently published an article that highlighted the delicate balance between inclusion and accommodation of students with disabilities with ensuring the safety and well-being of all students in the classroom. The article tells the story of a lawsuit against the Toronto District School Board by parents whose children were assaulted by a special needs student. » Read the rest
- October 22, 2014
- Comments Off on Accommodated Testing on the LSAT
In May 2014, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) settled a lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding accommodations on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) (link to settlement agreement). In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs alleged that the LSAC’s accommodation policy violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as state anti-discrimination laws. » Read the rest
- May 28, 2014
- Comments Off on Federal Court of Appeal Rules Employers Must Accommodate Childcare Obligations
Toronto, ON, May 27, 2014 — In a unanimous decision, the Federal Court of Appeal found that it is discriminatory for employers to refuse to accommodate employees with bona fide childcare obligations. The Court upheld the decision of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal which ruled that Canadian National Railway (CN) discriminated against Denise Seeley by failing to accommodate her family obligations. » Read the rest
- October 16, 2013
- Comments Off on Bakerlaw Introduces Guide to Accommodations in Education for Students with Disabilities
Toronto, ON, October 16, 2013 — Bakerlaw has developed a Guide to assist families seeking accommodations for students with disabilities in education. The Guide sets out legal avenues, both formal and informal, that will help families pursue and maintain accommodations for their children in the educational context. » Read the rest
- September 20, 2013
- Comments Off on Think job accommodations are costly and ineffective? Think again.
Workplace accommodations are “low cost and high impact”, the Job Accommodation Network says. See the results of their study here.
Bakerlaw can help employers develop accommodations in the workplace. We also help employees secure accommodations. If you require assistance, please feel free to contact us for a consultation.