$110 Million Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Ontario on behalf of People with Developmental Disabilities

On April 23, the Toronto Star reported a story about Marc Leroux, the father of a daughter with a developmental disability, who has launched a $110-million class action lawsuit against the Ontario government for failing to eliminate the years-long wait list for support services. In Ontario, once a child turns 18 all services stop and the system … More $110 Million Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Ontario on behalf of People with Developmental Disabilities

Ontario 2017 Budget Provides $26 Million for FASD 

Two very exciting announcements in today’s 2017 Ontario Budget for FASD and Developmental Disabilities: Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Supporting Those Affected by FASD Ontario is investing $26 million over four years to expand support for children, youth and families affected by FASD. To increase awareness of the disorder and how it can … More Ontario 2017 Budget Provides $26 Million for FASD 

CanFASD Advocates for an Accessible Canada for individuals with FASD

I tried to share this post from the CanFASD Connect blog but there was no reblog button – so all content below is copied from canfasdblog.wordpress.com. Did you know that the Government of Canada is developing new accessibility legislation? The goal is to promote equality of opportunity, and increase inclusion and participation of Canadians who … More CanFASD Advocates for an Accessible Canada for individuals with FASD

Nowhere to Turn for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

The Ontario Ombudsman released a report Nowhere to Turn in August 2016.  It was the result of an investigation into the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services response to situations of crisis involving adults with developmental disabilities. At the conclusion of the Report are 60 recommendations to address the current state of services for this segment … More Nowhere to Turn for Adults with Developmental Disabilities