Abuse of People with Disabilities
This kind of abuse refers to physical, psychological, or sexual mistreatment, abuse, or neglect of a person with disabilities by a relative or caregiver.
Some indicators of legal issues
What the clients may say:
- Other people are making decisions about my health care without asking me first.
- Other people are taking advantage of me because I have a disability.
- My personal support worker does not listen to me when I try to talk about my needs.
- While I always leave my friend some money to buy me groceries, I have noticed that money has also been missing from my wallet lately.
Legal Services and Information
|University of Ottawa - Community Legal Clinic||Student Legal Aid Services Society clinic staffed by students and supervised by lawyers provides legal services to low-income members of the community conducts legal education…|
|ABLE2 - Fetal Alcohol Resource Program||Support for individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their families service/community navigation education and community leadership development training workshops professional consultation one-to-one…|
|ABLE2 - Reach Legal Services||COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance.…|
|Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Independent Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault Program||Provides four hours of free legal advice to those who qualify by phone or video chat from one or more lawyers on referral list service…|