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For your human rights in employment education and entertainment today, I offer a little story about a pizza shop in Utah that had to pay out ‘big dough’ for failing to provide reasonable…

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Yet another survey, this one from CHAG (Community Homes Action Group), formed a few years ago to gather information and provide help for good housing options for people with developmental…

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You might recall me going on a bit in the past about this beast known as “unbundled legal services”.

That’s what I’m talking about.

But much more importantly, that’s what I would be very happy to…

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Well, good news if you live in the Halifax area, anyway. The rest of us just might be out luck.

reachAbility will be offering free form-filling assistance at two drop-in locations in the Halifax…

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Some of you might recall me posting a little over two years ago when the Dept of Community Services first posted the Disability Supports Services for Persons with Disabilities (SPD) Program…

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Show of hands please. 
Have you ever noticed that the most valuable information ever given to you on this journey has been received from another person in the special needs community and, sadly,…

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You might recall a post from back in February of this year, where I questioned whether or not that was a good time for a family to pursue legal guardianship, given what was on the horizon with the…

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You might recall a post from back in February of this year, where I questioned whether or not that was a good time for a family to pursue legal guardianship, given what was on the horizon with the…

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I’m happy to share a great idea to assist self-represented litigants (SRL) in court, one which I must admit I was totally unfamiliar with until now – the MacKenzie Friend.

A McKenzie Friend is a…

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Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away (in other words, before I had a child with a disability), I was involved with grassroots political lobbying for children in third world countries. Doing that…

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