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Legal Rights

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This webinar series provides legal information for people who have communication disabilities, family members, social workers, speech-language pathologists, service providers, legal professionals and disability advocates.

Access to Goods and Services for People with Speech and Language Disabilities

This webinar is about accessibility legislation in Ontario; communication access for people with speech and language disabilities and what to do if rights are ignored.
Presenters: Barbara Collier, Speech Language Pathologist; Brendon Pooran, Lawyer and Megan Henze, Occupational Therapist.

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Capacity to Consent to Treatment

This webinar is about capacity to consent to treatment laws in Ontario; what should happen; challenges experienced by people with speech and language disabilities and what to do if rights are ignored.
Presenters: Barbara Collier, Speech Language Pathologist; Brendon Pooran, Lawyer and Megan Henze, Occupational Therapist.

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Substitute Decision Makers

This webinar is about appointing and using a Substitute Decision-Maker (SDM); roles and responsibilities of guardians, power of attorneys and representatives from the consent and capacity review board and issues for people with speech and language disabilities.
Presenters: Barbara Collier, Speech Language Pathologist; Brendon Pooran, Lawyer and Megan Henze, Occupational Therapist.

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Personal Support Services

This webinar is about personal support services in Ontario; the Home Care Bill of Rights and what it means for people with speech and language disabilities and what people can do if they feel their rights are being ignored or violated.
Presenters: Barbara Collier, Speech Language Pathologist; Brendon Pooran, Lawyer and Megan Henze, Occupational Therapist.

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Abuse and Crimes within Caregiving Context

This webinar is about recognizing and reporting abuse, neglect and crimes within personal support services; legal and police options; communication accommodations in court.

Presenters: Barbara Collier, Speech Language Pathologist; Pamela Cross, Lawyer and Megan Henze, Occupational Therapist.

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