Media

May 7th 2019,
TorStar QPBriefing By Sneh Duggal
Disability advocates say province’s current disability strategy is ‘picking winners and losers’
https://www.qpbriefing.com/2019/05/07/disability-advocates-say-provinces-current-disability-strategy-is-picking-winners-and-losers/fbclid=IwAR1puf713pra0esdw23JOQ3QzET6xXvGhqH1DgA7pcDe1qhqKi_2Yyl_m1M

May 6th 2019
Toronto Star By Kristin Rushowy

For children with disabilities like Dante Wellington, a “childhood budget” would have meant his family could have afforded private physiotherapy and occupational therapy instead of the scant treatment he’s received at a centre or at school, his mother said.For children with disabilities like Dante Wellington, a “childhood budget” would have meant his family could have afforded private physiotherapy and occupational therapy instead of the scant treatment he’s received at a centre or at school, his mother said.  (RENE JOHNSTON / TORONTO STAR)

Children with disabilities ignored by province, parents say

April 2nd, 2019 CBC Windsor News
The Great Disability Divide https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1470189635822 segment starts @ 10:40 second mark.

March 26th 2019
The Mike Farwell Show 570 News
Needs not labels – Government funding discussion starts @ 44 min

March 22nd 2019
CBC Windsor Afternoon Drive
Windsor mother reacts to new changes to Ontario’s autism program

March 19th 2019
CBC North Bay – Superior Morning with Lisa Laco
As the controversy around funding for children with autism in the province continues, a grassroots advocacy group is worried other children with disabilities are being overlooked. Sherry Caldwell is the co-founder of the Ontario Disability Coalition

March 19th 2019
CBC Windsor Morning With Tony Doucette
As the controversy around funding for children with autism in the province continues, a grassroots advocacy group is worried other children with disabilities are being overlooked. Tony speaks to Sherry Caldwell , the co-founder of the Ontario Disability Coalition. She’s urging the province to create a single policy for the treatment of all children with disabilities

March 15th 2019 Ottawa Morning with Robyn Bresnahan
Funding for Disabilities other than Autism.

March 15th 2019
Metro Morning Toronto
Equitable funding for Ontario children with disabilities

March 14th 2019 Toronto Star Group worries kids with other disabilities forgotten amid autism crisis By Laurie Monsebraaten Social Justice Reporter

Ayela Miller, 5, plays her favourite instrument, a hanging cymbal, with music therapist Emily Stegweit Saturday. Ayela, who struggles with physical, communication and learning disabilities due to a rare genetic disorder, has never received government funding for therapy, unlike kids with autism.Ayela Miller, 5, plays her favourite instrument, a hanging cymbal, with music therapist Emily Stegweit Saturday. Ayela, who struggles with physical, communication and learning disabilities due to a rare genetic disorder, has never received government funding for therapy, unlike kids with autism.  (RICK MADONIK / TORONTO STAR)  

January 26th, 2018

Petition for disability“Why bother identifying them if you can’t help them?”

December 20th, 2017 Ontario Disability Coalition says children are being left behind By Kim Zarzour Richmond Hill Liberal

His Own Advocate

Brandon Colatosti and his mother, Nina, can’t understand why the government doesn’t provide the same level of services to people with complex disabilities as it does to those with autism. Dec. 15, 2017 – Mike Barrett/Metroland

August 1st, 2017
Ottawa Area Families providing 530 Million in Health Care for complex children
By Andrew Duffy

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