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
Ontario Premier Doug Ford during his presser today did state that it’ll be up to each individual front line organization to develop policies regarding what to do with unvaccinated staff, and that the province will make vaccinations mandatory if that fails, or the situation on the ground changes.Read More Ministry of Education Mandating Vaccination Disclosure of Staff
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?
Right now, in the disability community there’s a lot of anger, resentment and sadness because of being forgotten. A lot of the research coming out will help should help to justify those emotions, but we as community need to band together and support one another through a lot of the next few months. There’s a lot of blame to go around, but we need to try and move past the emotions and work together to make this a better moment for all.Read More COVID 19 Exposed The Complete Failure of Disability Support Systems
Not having any immediate and relevant help is a horrible thing for a family waiting for services in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). My family and many others have had to go through this. I advocated over the past few years for the government to implement an emergency response team for families waiting for core […]Read More Urgent: Survey for OAP Emergency Support