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Happy Holidays: A Positive Message For The Disabled And Caregivers

There’s an army of really smart, caring and independent people – some of which have lived experiences with the disability support system – that’s immobilized behind our community in 2021. I have been assisting with connecting these people together on a national level over the course of the past year. Change is on the horizon. It’s not a matter of if, or what political party is in power, it’s a matter of when.

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Disability Support Provider CEO Blocks Families and Cashes In

For some time now parents of the disabled have been up in arms with ErinOak because of them lagging in working with them to ensure services they provide to disabled children are relevant, ethical and full of integrity especially coming out of the pandemic as many families had very little to no support over the past year and a half. I know of quite a few service complaints about ErinOak from other parents. When parents took to twitter to complain about the lack of engagement ErinOak has with parents and caregivers, Fewtrell responded like this:

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Lack of Mandatory Vaccinations Causing Significant Harm To Disabled Students

The choice some staff have made in not getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on families to which had an extremely rough time throughout the pandemic, including ours.ย  I wanted those reading this to whom have chosen not to get vaccinated and work within the educational and disability support systems to understand the consequences of that choice, and the impacts of the lack of provincial leadership in not mandating vaccinations for everyone working with vulnerable children has had.

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Ontario Courts: Get Vaccinated or You’re a Risk To The Public

The Ontario Courts last week may have thrown a monkey wrench into Doug Ford’s reluctance to mandate vaccinations for front line staff in Ontario. In an 18-paragraph decision the court outlined how they will be dealing with unvaccinated jurors. Although this motion didn’t specifically deal with vulnerable populations, the motion should be a clear indication […]

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