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International Charter on Prevention of FASD

The First International Conference on Prevention of FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) was held in Edmonton, Canada from September 23 to 25, 2013. The following Charter was endorsed and adopted by the delegates at the meeting, who included about 700 people from 35 countries around the world; senior government officials, scholars and policy makers, parents […]

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Egon Jonsson
Egon Jonsson is the Executive Director and CEO of the Institute of Health Economics in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Amy Salmon
Dr. Amy Salmon is the Executive Director of the Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network (CanFASD).
 

Kenneth R. Warren
Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D is the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in the United States.
 

Bench Press 38-5: Justice is Blind

The Alberta Court of Appeal recently faced an interesting dilemma when pondering how to sentence a legally blind man.  The accused had been found guilty of sexual assault. He was legally blind and had used a guide dog since he was 17.  The trial judge feared for his safety in prison and worried that time […]

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Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

Persons with Disabilities and the Law – Resources for Research

Persons with disabilities come from all walks of life, age groups, cultures, and geographic areas of Canada. An estimated 3.8 million adult Canadians reported being limited in their daily activities due to a disability in 2012; this represents 13.7% of the adult population. [1] Persons with disabilities may face challenges and social barriers that prevent them […]

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Alberta Law Libraries
Alberta Law Libraries
Alberta Law Libraries (ALL) is a network of law libraries across the province existing to provide research support and information services to the legal community, self represented litigants and all Albertans.
 

Tax Assistance for Persons with Disabilities

According to a 2012 Statistics Canada survey, an estimated 3.8 million adults in Canada are living with a disability.  Of those in the survey aged 75 or greater, 42.5% suffered from one or more disabilities that limited their daily activities. Fortunately, Canada has several tools to assist us in dealing with these challenges from a […]

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Joseph Devaney
Joseph Devaney
Joseph Devaney, CPA, CA, is a member of the editorial board of Video Tax News in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Viewpoint 38-4: Mothering with Disabilities

In 2012, child welfare authorities sought to remove a new-born baby immediately after birth from a couple who both had cerebral palsy. Authorities identified that the parents would need support in caring for their child, but instead of the state providing that support, they were willing to spend significant dollars to remove the child from […]

Authors:

Shahnaz Rahman
Shahnaz Rahman
Shahnaz Rahman is Manager of Community Outreach, Family Law Project for Wes Coast LEAF which is currently the only organization in British Columbia that uses the law to further women’s equality. They expose, amend, and educate about discriminatory policies and practices to create a more equitable society.
 


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