Tag Archives: developmental disabilities

Rain Man vs. reality

“Too often the mental health-care system has not grown to meet the different and complex challenges (of people with developmental disabilities) that such ailments impose in adolescence and adulthood.”1 It’s fascinating that CAMH’s new Centre for Adult Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and … 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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Return anything you got for Christmas that starts with “SMART”

With the Christmas hustle and bustle you may have missed the report from Ontario’s auditor general, Ms. Bonnie Lysyk.  Ms. Christina Blizzard’s article, “One boondoggle after another at Queen’s Park” gives us the low-down on how Ontario is smarting from the … 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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