Tag Archives: community living

Rain Man vs. reality, part 2

If “community living” agencies have the best interests of people with developmental disabilities in mind, when was the last time “community living” agencies provided the families/guardians of the people in their care: a physical report, including copies of medical tests … Continue reading

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Pension plan ads or developmental disability specialists

Some Ontario politicians apparently have lots of time on their hands. They spend it telling Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of the federal government how to do their jobs. It must mean that all the issues the Ontario … Continue reading

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“Community Living” not a panacea for people with developmental disabilities

Twelve years ago this month the residents and staff of Huronia Regional Centre (then a specialized care centre for people with severe developmental disabilities) in Orillia, Ontario got the thrill of a lifetime when Pope John Paul II pulled up … Continue reading

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Huronia et al Settlement Unsettling

Last December, settlements were reached in class-action lawsuits that allege abuse at three former regional centres (Huronia, Rideau and Southwestern) operated by the Ontario Government for people with developmentally disabilities.  The total cost of the settlements is $68 million. Just as outdated … Continue reading

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