Thursday, August 11, 2011

Vancouver Safety Net Shredding for Dev.Disabilities

The crisis in B.C.'s community living sector

By Alana Hendren, Vancouver Sun August 11, 2011

Thanks to integrated education and community inclusion, most people today know someone who has a developmental disability: a neighbour, classmate, co-worker, or someone who shares the same interests. Thankfully, institutionalization is a thing of the past. Today, people with developmental disabilities make important contributions to the fabric of our society and participate in all aspects of community life.
The B.C. government was among the first in the world to close large institutions for people with developmental disabilities. And, in collaboration with families, non-profits, private caregivers, unions, and other organizations, services were developed to support individuals in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. B.C. was heralded as a world leader.Read more:

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