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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

Records for Abuse of People with Disabilities
Title Description
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…
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…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services

Additional Resources

Steps to Justice