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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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You know it’s bad when …

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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Adult guardianship has been a very popular topic since this blawg first came into being. But the lay ofthe land has completely changed as of 12:01 a.m. on December 28, 2017.

Why is that, you…

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As I have yet to make good on my promise to share my thoughts on Nova Scotia’s proposed new adult guardianship legislation, the Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act, while you wait, I humbly offer…

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I will definitely have more to say about the Province’s proposed new adult guardianship legislation, Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act, over the next few weeks, but for now I just want to point…

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We’ve talked a lot  about the Henson Trust in the past – it’s importance, it’s validity in Nova Scotia and how crucial it is to ensure that one is drafted correctly.

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Trolling through FaceBook today (because I really have nothing else to do, right?!), I was noticing some of my American friends posting their thoughts on the debt they owe to those who came before…

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UPCOMING PROVINCIAL ELECTION
We are asking you to take action in your home communities to support and address issues relating to individuals with disabilities and their families.  We share with…

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