In Ontario (Canada) a 2016 report Nowhere to Turn for Adults with Developmental Disabilities discovered over 14,000 adults with a development disability were on wait lists for services such as: respite, housing, job support or day programs. The wait for services, depending on the type and area is three years - 20 years! My wish is all adults with a developmental disability, including those with FASD, that require support receive the services they need when they turn 18, without delay.
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 … Continue reading $110 Million Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Ontario on behalf of People 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 … Continue reading Nowhere to Turn for Adults with Developmental Disabilities