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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There is 1 year, 13 weeks, 2 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*New Virtual Portal Aims to Help Lawyers With Disabilities Feel Less Isolated
*Free Transit Passes for Those on Provincial Assistance in the Sault Coming to An End
*How the Workplace Can Progress on Disability Inclusion
*’It’s Plain Discrimination’: Ontario Mom Seeks Accommodation So Daughters Can Safely Ride Bus to School
*Drinking Diet Sodas and Aspartame-Sweetened Beverages Daily During Pregnancy Linked to Autism in Male Offspring
*AODA Alliance Updates(2)
New Virtual Portal Aims to Help Lawyers With Disabilities Feel Less Isolated
More than 2,000 lawyers in Ontario self-identify as having a disability, data shows
Free Transit Passes for Those on Provincial Assistance in the Sault Coming to An End
Free bus passes for people on Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) in Sault Ste. Marie will soon be scrapped the city will instead offer these individuals a discounted half-price transit pass.
How the Workplace Can Progress on Disability Inclusion
While regulations are in place, Canadian employers lag in implementation
‘It’s Plain Discrimination’: Ontario Mom Seeks Accommodation So Daughters Can Safely Ride Bus to School
A disabled Whitby, Ont. mother is speaking out about a policy that she says has left her unable to access school bus transportation for her two young daughters.
Drinking Diet Sodas and Aspartame-Sweetened Beverages Daily During Pregnancy Linked to Autism in Male Offspring
In this case-control study, boys who had been diagnosed with autism were more than three times as likely as neurotypically developing boys to have been born to mothers who reported consuming one or more servings per day of diet soda, or comparable amounts of the leading artificial sweetener aspartame, during pregnancy or breastfeeding. No statistically significant association was found in female offspring.
AODA Alliance Updates:
Ford Government Froze Out the AODA Alliance and Any Other Cross-Disability Coalition from Membership on the Only Two New Standards Development Committees it has Ever Appointed Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
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AODA Alliance Asks Candidates for Ontario Liberal Party Leadership for Commitments on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
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