No more wait lists for disabled in Ontario, all-party report urges

The Toronto Star (July 23, 2014) – Written by Andrea Gordon

No more wait lists. One provincial minister in charge. And recognition that all people with developmental disabilities have the right to services they need throughout their lives.

Those are the key recommendations in a long-awaited report released at Queen’s Park on Tuesday by the Select Committee on Developmental Services.

Calling the situation “urgent,” the all-party committee said it was “deeply troubled and alarmed by the range of barriers confronting persons with developmental disabilities.” As a result, they said, many families “feel pushed to the brink of disaster.” [Read the full story here]

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