Ontario Family Alliance (education)
Description: The Family Alliance Ontario website strives to inform and engage with people who want individuals with disabilities to have lives rich with valued relationships, and opportunities for inclusion in their schools and communities, participating and contributing alongside their peers. We encourage submissions of interest to families: notices of upcoming events and/or reports of local family group initiatives; and stories of positive experiences. We will share the issues represented in our government relations work, and also post requests for research study participants that have their focus on social inclusion rather than on diagnoses/treatments.
Quote: “Barbara McCormack, FAO President, sent a letter of welcome to Ministry of Community and Social Services Minister John Molloy which contains an emphatic message from families frustrated with the slow pace of Transformation, and the shameful instability and/or lack of supports for our loved ones who have developmental disabilities.
We have been notified that a meeting with the Minister will be scheduled for early in the New Year where we also plan to discuss the serious issues raised by the 2011 Auditor-General's Report into Passport and SSAH. Note that these disturbing findings are on top of many other issues detailed in the 2009 A-G report regarding agency-managed residential accommodation.
We will also be developing a joint strategy with the SSAH Passport Provincial Coalition and ARCH Disability Law Centre to address entitlement to disability supports, not just eligibility. We strongly value our relationship with our partners and look forward to building further coalitions to create change…”