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In this Issue
*Mentally Ill Deserve Fair Access To Disability Tax Credits
*Social Media for Those With a Disability Gets 2016 Update
*Celebrating Action: Developmental Services and Legal Rights
*Why Ontarios Autism Debate Drives Parents To Rage And Tears
*Demographic Demands: The Business Case for Diversity
*MPP Called Cops on Mother of Autistic Kid
*System Abuses Make Booking a Flight With a Service Dog a Frustrating Ordeal
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Mentally Ill Deserve Fair Access To Disability Tax Credits
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has abdicated its mandate for fairness by denying the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) to eligible Canadians with disabilities
and particularly those with psychiatric disabilities according to advocate Lembi Buchanan of Victoria.
Social Media for Those With a Disability Gets 2016 Update
The ground-breaking 2012 SociAbility review into social media for those with a disability has had a much anticipated update. The Media Access Australia website now includes important new information on the varying accessibility challenges and practical fixes across all popular social channels.
Celebrating Action: Developmental Services and Legal Rights
Join ARCH Disability Law Centre and the Law Society of Upper Canada for an insightful event about community inclusion and full citizenship of persons labelled with intellectual disabilities. This event will highlight the history of activism by persons labelled with intellectual disabilities and discuss present
day concerns, including issues related to reproductive rights. Community leaders will highlight current advocacy efforts and how this work should inform law and policy.
Why Ontarios Autism Debate Drives Parents To Rage And Tears
It was the most emotional and heartbreaking in my time at Queens Park. Thats how NDP MPP Catherine Fife described the debate on autism treatment that occurred on May 17.
The discussion was triggered by an opposition motion to restore funding for Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) therapy for children with autism ages five and over.
Demographic Demands: The Business Case for Diversity
Workplace accommodations wont always be a matter of choice, Splinter predicts, citing the rollout of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act as an example. I see that coming up the federal level next.
MPP Called Cops on Mother of Autistic Kid
Clint and Melanie Palaypayon sit with their autistic son, Xavier, 6. Their local MPP Bob Delaneys office complained to police last week and two officers visited their Mississauga home after Melanie told the office staffers she planned to hold a solo protest on Friday over the provinces new autism rules,
which would mean her child is no longer eligible for intensive behavioural intervention.
System Abuses Make Booking a Flight With a Service Dog a Frustrating Ordeal
A Vancouver Island resident who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) says WestJets current booking procedure places additional stress on some passengers who require accessible travel.
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