Articles about ‘autism’

UN World Autism Awareness Day

  • April 2, 2019
  • BakerLaw
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April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day! In observance of this day, the United Nations is hosting a panel discussion at the UN Headquarters in New York City addressing “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation”. The discussion will be live from 10 a.m – 1 p.m. E.S.T.

The discussion will address:

  • The internet and digital communities: Leveling the playing field
  • Independent living: smart home technology and more
  • Education and employment: Communication and executive functioning
  • Telemedicine: Opening the doors to healthcare
  • The right to be heard: Political participation and advocacy

You can find the UN description of the event and the program here (link). » Read the rest

Bring Evidence-Based ABA to school! A guide to advocate for your child’s access to education

  • February 20, 2019
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Many children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis suffer from a lack of access to meaningful education. Meaningful access to education is a basic human right. Many school boards refuse to provide Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in the classroom despite the research which demonstrates that evidence based ABA is an effective approach to teach students with ASD and other diagnoses. » Read the rest

Ontario family launches human rights complaint over access to therapy for son with autism

  • October 16, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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Bakerlaw attended the first two days of hearing at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario on October 12-13, 2017 on behalf of the Skrt family, advocating for Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for students with autism in publicly funded schools.

The Applicant’s Opening Statement is available here (link).

Media coverage of the case is available here (link). » Read the rest

Update: Fighting to Support Children with Autism in Ontario Schools

  • August 21, 2017
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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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. Jack’s parents have filed a human rights application against Jack’s school board, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB), to try and ensure Jack can benefit from Ontario education like any other student by having access to ABA at the level of intensity he requires. » Read the rest

Parents battle for son’s right to autism services in school

  • April 7, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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The Toronto Star has released a story about our clients fight to get adequate autism related accommodations in public schools. You can read the full article here (link).

To learn more about the case check out our earlier blog posts here (link) and here (link).

The case will be heard by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in May. » 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

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

Autism & Education

  • June 23, 2016
  • BakerLaw
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The Waterloo School Board has announced it is beginning discussions with the Province on ways to support students with autism in the school setting. This move was sparked by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ announcement to cut the IBI (Intensive Behavioural Intervention) waitlists and remove children over the age of 5 whether they have received IBI or not. » Read the rest

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