The BC Human Rights Tribunal ruled in favour of a young person with a developmental disability who had been denied funding by Community Living British Columbia because his IQ is over 70. His adoptive mother filed a claim and won $20,000 plus what the cost of care would have been. For the 87 page ruling click here.
So the gist of this tip is that sometimes you need to use a rights based advocacy initiative to get what you need for your children. In this instance we can say way to go mom and admire her courage and persistance. At the same time, it is too bad she had to go to all that trouble to get what her son needed. Isn’t it hard enough to care for a child with a disability without having to take legal action?
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