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Our new report shows the continued systemic use of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. Read more.

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This Book Is About Going to Court If You've Been Abused by the BC Self Advocacy Foundation, 1995, 47 pp.
This booklet explains what abuse is. It explains what you can do if someone has abused you and how to get support. It also tells you what happens if you press charges and if you go to court to tell what happened. Published with financial and research assistance from the Public Legal Education Read more...
This Book Is About Your Rights as a Young Adult by BC Self Advocacy Foundation, 1999, 38 pp.
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This booklet talks about the rights, choices and responsibilities of young adults with developmental disabilities who are turning 19. Illustrated with many cartoon-style drawings, it covers issues such as privacy, safety, dating, independence, jobs and school. Published with financial assistance Read more...
Your Welfare Rights: a guide to BC employment and assistance by Legal Services Society, February 2010, 146 pp
From the Introduction: This booklet is for people in British Columbia who need welfare. Welfare is money and/or other benefits that the provincial government gives to people who are in need. There are rules about who can get these benefits. The Ministry of Housing and Social Development (MHSD) takes Read more...