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:Read More Disability Support Provider CEO Blocks Families and Cashes In
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. 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.Read More Lack of Mandatory Vaccinations Causing Significant Harm To Disabled Students
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 […]Read More Ontario Courts: Get Vaccinated or You’re a Risk To The Public
Meet Stacy Kennedy. Stacy is an Ontario mother with a son who has complex medical needs and is autistic. Her son’s name is Sam and right now Sam needs behavioural support in order to gain access to surgeries, and other services through Sick Kids. Stacy is currently camped out in front of Ontario Premier Doug […]Read More Parents Shouldn’t Have to Beg for Support in Canada
The question on a lot of parents’ minds (especially those with medically fragile kids and household members) – Do the rights of unvaccinated educational staff who don’t get the COVID shot or refuse to let the board know their vaccination status overrule the rights to accommodation and protection of unvaccinated children?Read More Is it Illegal To Have Unvaccinated Staff at Schools Working With Kids?