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A Primer on Special Needs and the Law



Practical legal advice to assist Nova Scotians with navigating the educational and community services systems. Published by Michelle Morgan-Coole @ MMC Legal Services



Updated: 2017-11-20T04:36:42.499-04:00

 



Some Thoughts on the Proposed Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act

2017-10-22T20:37:15.730-03:00

As I have yet to make good on my promise to share my thoughts on Nova Scotia's proposed new adult guardianship legislation, the Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act, while you wait, I humbly offer...

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I'm Not Sure Those Words Mean What You Think They Mean ...

2017-10-07T19:51:10.609-03:00

I will definitely have more to say about the Province's proposed new adult guardianship legislation, Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act, over the next few weeks, but for now I just want to point...

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An Estate Planning Tool For All

2017-07-10T22:44:59.705-03:00

We've talked a lot  about the Henson Trust in the past - it's importance, it's validity in Nova Scotia and how crucial it is to ensure that one is drafted correctly. You might want to go...

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants ...

2017-05-28T21:07:53.354-03:00

Trolling through FaceBook today (because I really have nothing else to do, right?!), I was noticing some of my American friends posting their thoughts on the debt they owe to those who came before...

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NEWS RELEASE: DISABILITY RIGHTS COALITION

2017-05-08T19:11:57.167-03:00

UPCOMING PROVINCIAL ELECTION We are asking you to take action in your home communities to support and address issues relating to individuals with disabilities and their families.  We share with...

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My Favourite Time of the Year ... Election Time!

2017-05-04T23:52:06.076-03:00

Long time, no speak. My apologies for that. But look at what I found today ... Shaping the future of NOVA SCOTIA’S DISABILITY SUPPORT PROGRAM Choice and Inclusion: Implementation PlanReading through...

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Inclusion ... Missing the Point?

2017-03-04T14:54:24.943-04:00

The more things change the more they seem to stay the the same. This time, it seemed to all start sometime after teachers and the Nova Scotia government couldn't come to an agreement for a new...

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Round and Round We Go

2017-02-09T20:26:46.641-04:00

Here we go again, inclusion is back in the news. Or did it ever leave? Frankly, I don't know about you, but I am beginning to have been finding it a little old for quite a while now. Here's...

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Spell it With Me Now ... A-C-C-O-M-M-O-D-A-T-I-O-N-S

2017-02-02T19:28:19.239-04:00

For your human rights in employment education and entertainment today, I offer a little story about a pizza shop in Utah that had to pay out 'big dough' for failing to provide reasonable...

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Rate Your Government

2016-11-16T11:44:14.882-04:00

Yet another survey, this one from CHAG (Community Homes Action Group), formed a few years ago to gather information and provide help for good housing options for people with developmental...

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Breaking News from the National Self-Represented Litigants Project

2016-11-10T13:47:51.492-04:00

You might recall me going on a bit in the past about this beast known as "unbundled legal services". That's what I'm talking about. But much more importantly, that's what I would be very happy to...

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Good News From our Friends at reachAbility

2016-10-12T17:07:58.284-03:00

Well, good news if you live in the Halifax area, anyway. The rest of us just might be out luck. reachAbility will be offering free form-filling assistance at two drop-in locations in the Halifax...

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The Disability Support Puzzle Changes Again

2016-10-10T22:34:34.310-03:00

Some of you might recall me posting a little over two years ago when the Dept of Community Services first posted the Disability Supports Services for Persons with Disabilities (SPD) Program...

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Most Valuable Info

2016-10-03T15:08:50.337-03:00

Show of hands please.  Have you ever noticed that the most valuable information ever given to you on this journey has been received from another person in the special needs community and, sadly,...

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Let's Talk Landon Webb Guardianship, Part V

2016-08-09T16:11:52.024-03:00

You might recall a post from back in February of this year, where I questioned whether or not that was a good time for a family to pursue legal guardianship, given what was on the horizon with the...

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The MacKenzie Friend - A Welcome Development

2016-03-25T16:19:02.867-03:00

I'm happy to share a great idea to assist self-represented litigants (SRL) in court, one which I must admit I was totally unfamiliar with until now - the MacKenzie Friend. A McKenzie Friend is a...

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Let's Talk Landon WebbGuardianship ~ Part IV

2016-03-23T02:55:57.512-03:00

Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away (in other words, before I had a child with a disability), I was involved with grassroots political lobbying for children in third world countries. Doing that...

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Is This the Right Time to Apply for Guardianship?

2016-02-21T16:16:00.700-04:00

Picking up on our ongoing conversation about guardianship, I have little doubt that the law concerning adult guardianship in the Province is about to change. Landon Webb has challenged the...

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Let's Talk Landon Webb Guardianship ~ Part III

2016-01-16T22:04:41.683-04:00

Does Nova Scotia's guardianship legislation needs a MAJOR overhaul? Absolutely. Is it appropriate to throw out the baby with the bathwater and remove the option of guardianship completely...

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Let's Talk Landon Webb Guardianship ~ Part II

2016-01-07T13:49:06.486-04:00

I must admit that this was most definitely not what I had in mind for Part II of this series, as I had have no intention of making any further comment on Landon Webb's personal situation, However,...

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A New Day

2016-01-06T20:48:38.197-04:00

Some might recall me occasionally mentioning that the reason A Primer on Special Needs and the Law has never had a blog roll is because I have never come across any Canadian legal blogs that I felt...

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Let's Talk Landon Webb Guardianship ~ Part I

2015-12-16T13:39:30.758-04:00

Oh, the irony. Those who know me at all (or have been to any of my presentations) know how I feel about Nova Scotia's guardianship legislation, the Incompetent Persons Act. To call it old or...

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Petition to Implement a National Assistance Program for Canadians with Disabilities

2015-11-30T12:04:54.258-04:00

I don't recall ever asking my readers to sign a petition and, if I have, it would be very rare indeed. But there is a very important Petition directed to our Federal government up at Change.Org and I...

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No Need to Panic ...

2015-11-21T19:18:39.069-04:00

Just a quick note to let you know that, for many of you, there's no need to panic about the upcoming changes to the Income Tax Act concerning trusts and how they are taxed. Some of you might be aware...

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CanuckKabuk Law

2015-10-19T18:56:32.329-03:00

As I've noted before, although all kinds of links to all kinds of interesting information be found in the  sidebar, I have never had an official  blogroll at A Primer on Special Needs and...

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