Monday, March 28, 2011

will the village stand to support this child?

This is a special request calling on all those who can put aside some time to attend a hearing at the College of Psychologists in Toronto on April 4th for a child that is being discharged from receiving funding for treatment. The details are:

Date: April 4th 2011
Time: 10a.m. until noon (12)
Location: 151 Bloor Street West, 9th Floor, Toronto, Ontario

From Norrah W.:
This is an important case, because the college was simply going to dismiss it. It is my understanding that after appeal it has gone above the college to the Regulated Health Professions Board. The family is coming forward and sharing all the info regarding the case, and pleading for as many as possible to attend the hearing. This is an opportunity to show everyone; government, media and professionals that we still stand united in our advocacy and will not settle on second rate services and funding for our kids.

This is also an ELECTION year and this isn't just about autism, this is about people with disabilities being dismissed, ignored, discouraged from taking action by proper bodies to protect their well being and public interest. THAT is something that binds the ENTIRE disability community and we and the care takers of that community have enough numbers in Ontario to COMPLETELY decide the outcome of the next

So I ask who is showing up for two small hours and if you can't do you have media contacts have you contacted them?

Historically the village has not been large in numbers so send a family member if you can't go, a therapist, a friend close to your family who knows your beautiful child, if you want to sit and be passive then truthfully the worst will continue to happen to our children and people with disabilities in general. We are the bottom of the pole, yet largest in numbers when you factor in five of our care givers, just five votes for each person with a disability and we have a new government.


  1. Great job spreading the word!

  2. Anonymous11:20 a.m.

    Supporting each other is the least that we can do, funding as early as possible and for as long as possible will help us see results and soo many just dont get that.

  3. I'll be reposting this to my blog and the details on Facebook. Hopefully that will get a few more people out. A united voice will get action.

  4. Anonymous6:23 a.m.

    Before committing to going, is there any more information you can provide? Why is the child being discharged from receiving funding?

  5. From what I understand, the family of a child who is being discharged has filed a complaint against Dr. Janice Williams who is the clinical director at Erinoak (Central West Region).

    The issue at hand is that the agreed upon Benchmarks that all regions in Ontario are supposed to be using for determining whether or not a child will continue to receive funding/treatment or be discharged from IBI were not applied in this case, thereby by circumventing the MYCS directive.

    The family feels that while this proceeding may not be of any help for their son at this time, they want to follow through with the complaint/review so that a message is sent to the AIP regional providers to conduct themselves responsibly and perhaps, this may help the children currently in the program.

    Hope that helps!