More than 2,900 Ontarians with developmental disabilities live in long-term care facilities

Global News | July 22, 2016, Written by Christina Stevens

Since the province closed down institutions a decade ago, a lack of residential placements and community supports has resulted in individuals who are developmentally delayed being moved into seniors’ homes.

“They’ve become dumping grounds, sadly,” said Patricia Spindel, an expert in Community Health and Developmental Services.

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