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Children with special needs

Services

Includes the right to education and special education programs for children with disabilities or special needs.

What the clients may say:
  • "My child has a disability, but I’m finding it hard to access special education services."

Legal Services

Justice for Children & Youth

(Toronto) Represents & advocates for youth re:  welfare, education, Children’s Aid, getting off the street, family matters, and criminal law,

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Legal Advice and Assistance Centre, Law Help Ontario, Pro Bono Law

Serves people who are suing or being sued in civil (non-family) court, children and youth and charitable organizations

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Pro Bono Ontario, Education Law and Children’s Hospital Project

Provides summary advice and/or representation to low income children & families that face challenges to their legal rights at school.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

Other Services

ARCH Disability Law Centre

Community legal aid clinic for persons with disabilities including consumers of health, social or special education services.

Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children & Youth

The advocates receive and respond to concerns from children, youth and families who are seeking or receiving services under the Child and Family Services Act and the Education Act (Provincial and Demonstration Schools) and provide an independent voice for children and youth, including children with special needs and First Nations children.