Parents get chance to voice concerns about care for intellectually challenged adult children

The Ottawa Citizen (January 16, 2014) – Written by: Matthew Pearson

It’s been eight months since Amanda Telford and her husband made the gut-wrenching decision to drop their adult son off at a social service agency because they were too exhausted to provide round-the-clock care for him.

They were, until recently, among the 12,000 Ontario families waiting for some kind of supported living accommodation for their adult children with developmental disabilities, mental illnesses or, in some cases, both.

And it is stories such as theirs that members of Ontario’s select committee on developmental services are likely to hear Friday when they convene a special session in Ottawa… [Read the full story here]


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