Disabled Children are denied Access to ongoing Therapy

Access to therapy should not be difficult but if your child requires regular professional therapy it is!  These same children become adults who will still need therapy.  Without ongoing professional therapy secondary preventable conditions can and will develop as a result of poor ongoing care.

Today, the untrained parent is expected to handle this therapy as most cannot afford a private therapist.

The Canada Health Act states that “the primary objective of Canadian health care policy is to protect, promote and restore the physical and mental well-being of residents of Canada and to facilitate reasonable access to health services without financial or other barriers.”

If you think that the Ontario Government should follow the Canada Health Act please print, sign, distribute and return the Ontario Disability Coalition Petition.


About OCD

The Ontario Disability Coalition (ODC) is a grassroots coalition that was established in 2017 to be the voice of parents, caregivers, health service professionals and disabled individuals children and adults. Our primary goal is to advocate for health care services that a person needs to find their way towards achieving as normal a life as possible.
Our secondary goal is to ensure that all publicly funded services, have minimal wait times, are fully accessible and flexible to meet the needs of all disabled individuals. We are willing to assist with policy development related to issues of children, youth and adults with disabilities. We will co-operate where possible with other organizations and advocates for individuals with disabilities. We will assist with and support the efforts of parents, caregivers and professionals to meet the needs of people with disabilities. We will preach accountability and transparency with all publicly funded or public supported health services.

ODC Petition to support ALL children and youth with disabilities

The Ontario Disability Coalition was formed to break down the barriers that provide access to therapy for children, youth and adults with an ongoing disability.

The continuing reductions of support for our disabled children and youth has reached critical conditions.  The changes in the accessibility to essential services for school age children was reviewed and reported upon in the July 2010 “Report of School Health Support Services” produced by Deloitte Inc.  Little has improved since this report.  More and more children need these services everyday but the services have not changed to meet this increase and may have indeed been reduced.

Many children and youth with ALL types of disabilities have no access to ongoing and continuous therapy designed to improve their quality of life to promote their independence.  We wish that the Ontario Government urgently change this sad situation for those who cannot fight back.

All changes need the support of all Ontarians – please download and sign the ODC Petition Please have friends and neighbours do the same.  Return signed Petitions to: Ontario Disability Coalition 5 Skywood Drive, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4E 4L2.

Deloitte Review Report

ODC – Mission Statement

Ontario Disability Coalition

Mission Statement:

  1. To enable children with ALL disabilities to access therapy to improve their quality of life and to increase independence.
  1. To advocate for publicly funded, accessible, flexible services for individuals with disabilities and their families.
  1. To assist with policy development and issues related to children, youth and adults with disabilities.
  1. To co-operate with other organizations and advocates for all disabilities where possible.
  1. To assist with and support the efforts of parents, caregivers and professionals to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
  1. To ensure accountability and transparency.

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