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Questions & Answers – Abuse of People with Disabilities

Steps to Justice developed this material in partnership with ARCH. You can access the Questions and Answers below, or go to

Steps to Justice is a project of the Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) and gives reliable and practical information on everyday legal problems experienced by people in Ontario.

Abuse of people with disabilities

Includes information about abuse of people with developmental or intellectual disabilities, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, financial abuse, neglect. Also includes, emotional support, legal help, calling the police, reporting to ReportON, reporting to the Ombudsman, reporting to LHIN, applying to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, and suing in Small Claims Court.

Last Modified: August 7, 2019