Earlier this year advocates from Ontario Disability Coalition and BC Complex Kids Society met with Minister Carla Qualtrough to discuss childhood disability poverty that affects families across Canada. We shared our stories as mother’s of children with complex medical needs and identify the barriers created by federal policies and solutions to prevent lowered social economic… Read More In Canada Disability Poverty begins at birth
By Theresa Sanders My late August Facebook memories are full of posts about eagerly prepping for school and dreaming of the “yellow ball of sunshine” coming down my street (I’ve even written a song about the school bus…..). While every year brings some trepidation about transitioning, support, and scheduling due to my daughters high level of… Read More Disabled Students Left Without Choices
The Ontario Disability Coalition will report on the Lack of Hands On Therapy for Children and Youth with ALL Disabilities. The Ontario Disability Coalition (the “ ODC”) is holding a press conference at Queen’s Park on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 1:00-1:30 PM, to raise awareness of the crisis in the Rehabilitation Services in Ontario… Read More Ontario Disability Coalition Reports on the Great Disability Divide in Ontario.
Not knowing the breakdown of the funding formula does makes it appear like their is an inequity but these points must be made as the real information and funding formula is hidden from the Public. The points are: Revenues are based upon the client’s served and not on the success results. Yes, Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehab… Read More Funding the Ontario Children Treatment Centres (“CTC”)
Health Canada has approved Spinraza for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) patients so what is stopping the Ontario Government from allowing a Children’s Hospital to administer this to young patients. Especially when it has proven effective in the USA for patients with SMA 1, 2 & 3. Money should not prevent a child have a chance… Read More Ontario Children Denied Medication