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It has definitely proven a lot more difficult to keep up with blogging since I’ve returned to practice as a disability lawyer, but do not fear; A Primer on Special Needs and the Law is not going…

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I stumbled across this by accident on the Disability Support Program website. Very, very interesting. Of course, whether it will actually mean anything for the disability community’s point of…

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This video is making its way around FB with good reason.

It is heartbreaking and a true rendition of what is happening in Nova Scotia right now, particularly to those with more severe challenges,…

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The following is an excerpt from a recent email to a doctor explaining why Representation can be so crucial for higher-functioning individuals. Please pay particular attention to the last…

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We ended last year by taking a look at the history of adult guardianship in Nova Scotia and a very quick overview of the new legislation. You will recall that in October of 2017, I also gave an…

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FROM NSACL:

October is Community Living Month!
For 64 years the family voice has guided the work of NSACL, and we are committed to ensuring that individuals with intellectual disabilities and…

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Even I can’t believe that I have only posted once since February. And this after promising to post on Nova Scotia’s new guardianship representation legislation for the…

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A quick follow-up from this 2009 post regarding challenged youth and the criminal justice system.

The 2009 case involved a Nova Scotia youth with a learning who disability, who made a statement to…

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You might recall that in 2015, a Human Rights Complaint was brought against the Disability Support program on behalf of three long-term residents of Emerald Hall. Three years later, this…

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