22- Children’s Rights in Ontario Schools

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22 - Children's Right's in Ontario Schools

This is a special children's rights edition of the Ontario Family Law Podcast.  Rather than focusing on family law issues, this edition looks at the rights that children, especially children have in Ontario's schools - both public and private.  It explains the school's duty to accommodate a child's disabilities, and explains the limits on those accommodations.  It also goes over various court and tribunal decisions that explain how those Humans Rights Law works would put into practice in education matters. 

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Parents of children with special needs often struggle to get those students the help they need in school.  However, knowing the child's rights in the education system can be of great assistance to parents.  Schools are often more willing to provide assistance to a child when the child or the parents know what duties the school has to that child.  This podcast will be of great help to children with special needs and their parents, in getting assistance at school.

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The host of the Ontario Family Law PodcastJohn Schuman, is a top Education Law and Family Law, practicing in Toronto at Devry Smith Frank LLP, which is a full service law firm with excellent lawyers in both family law and education law.  John’s guest on this edition of the podcast is human rights lawyer, Marty Rabinovitch. If you would like to contact either John or Marty, call 416-446-5847, or email us, or fill out form below and click “send.”  We respond quickly to assist children by defending their rights.


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