Ontario Disability Coalition Petition

Petition to support ALL children and youth with disabilities

To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

WHEREAS; We need you to break down the barriers that are depriving many children and youth with ALL disabilities access to ongoing and continuous therapy to improve their quality of life to promote their independence.

WHEREAS; Children and youth with ALL disabilities should be able to access quality therapy that is parent/caregiver directed. All children and youth with disabilities must have access to needed hands on therapy such as Physiotherapy, Occupational, Speech and Language, Augmentative Communication and Vision therapy

WHEREAS; Parents should be able to purchase therapy through a Direct Funding model WHEREAS; There should be a transparent process for accessing therapy through the Children’s Treatment Centre’s

WHEREAS; All additional investments in Children Treatment Centre’s should maximize front line services and reduce excess management costs.

WHEREAS; Parents should be able to access an independent appeal process

The undersigned an Ontario voting resident petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:

As currently many children and youth are being deprived of necessary therapies which result in adverse long term health effects we are pleading with you to address this immediately. Urge the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to provide the necessary and required therapy to children and youth with ALL disabilities on a consistent and ongoing basis, with a choice of direct funding model,to fulfill the government’s commitment to support ALL children to allow these services to increase their ability to participate fully at home, school and in the community.

Signature: _________________________________________

Printed Name: _________________________________________

Ontario Address: ________________________________________

Ontario City: __________________________

Province: Ontario

PO Code: ________________

Please print complete and return signed petition to: Ontario Disability Coalition 5 Skywood Drive Richmond Hill, Ontario

To Download Full Form: OCDPetition

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