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Health and Disability
Recorded on May 26, 2011(40 minutes) - Henson Trusts are instruments designed to protect the assets, such as an inheritance, of people with disabilities, while preserving their right to collect government benefits. This webinar is presented by Sallie Hunt of Northwest Community Legal Clinic. It gives service providers and advocates information on how Henson Trusts can support people receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits. The webinar reviews some points to think about when considering this type of trust.
Recorded on May 3, 2011 (48 minutes) - The Disability Tax Credit is an essential benefit for many people with disabilities. However, people often encounter difficulties with the forms and having them completed. This webinar, for service providers, is hosted by ARCH Disability Law Centre and presented by Brendon Pooran, from Pooranlaw. Brendon discusses the benefits that flow from receipt of the Disability Tax Credit, and some of the issues around completion of the forms.
Recorded on March 10, 2011 (48 minutes)
This webinar is presented by Dianne Wintermute of ARCH Disability Law Centre. It gives community service organizations information on standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and how they can be used to help clients. The presentation focuses on Customer Service Standards under the AODA, the only standard that has been passed to date. The webinar also looks at the proposed Built Environment Standards and the proposed Integrated Standards which include transportation, employment and communication standards.
Copies of presentation materials are available below.
Recorded on Tuesday, Sept 21, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. (66 minutes). This webinar is Part III of a three-part review of Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) presented by Catherine Manson of Flemingdon Community Legal Services. It gives health practitioners and community service providers information on the Ontario Disability Support Plan disability determination and application processes.
Recorded on June 10, 2010 (58 minutes). This webinar is Part II of a two-part review of issues related to health care consent and advance care planning, presented by Judith Wahl of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE). It has information on what advance care planning is, who can do it, and how to do it. It reviews how advance care plans are used in the consent process, who the advance care plan "speaks to," and what to do if a substitute decision maker (SDM) is not following a patient's advance care plan.
Recorded on June 9, 2010 (61 minutes). This webinar is Part I of a two-part review of issues related to health care consent and advance care planning, presented by Judith Wahl of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE). It looks at health care consent, informed consent, and the roles of the health practitioner, the patient, and the patient's substitute decision maker (SDM) in the consent process. It has information on when patients make their own health decisions, mental capacity to consent, who can act as SDM for patients if they are not mentally capable, and how the SDM makes decisions for incapable patients.
Recorded on May 27, 2010, (67 minutes). This webinar is Part II of a two-part review of issues related to mental capacity and substitute decision making, presented by Judith Wahl of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE). The webinar reviews what a power of attorney (POA) is, the different types of POAs, why you may want to prepare a POA, how to prepare a POA, when and why a POA comes into effect, what happens if you haven't prepared a POA, and the authority of the attorney named in a POA.
Recorded on May 26, 2010 (56 minutes) This webinar is Part I of a two-part review of issues related to mental capacity and substitute decision making presented by Judith Wahl of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE). It looks at how life decisions are described in the law, when you have the right to make decisions for yourself, and when someone else gets authority to make decisions for you.
Recorded on July 5, 2009 (57 minutes) This webinar presented by Judith Wahl of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly includes a discussion of what elder abuse is, who is being victimized, why people don't always seek help, how ageism affects how we address elder abuse, and what people need to know to prevent and respond to abuse.
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