Until very recently, I have never met a parent of a child with disabilities who didn’t worry about the future. “What will happen to my child after I die? Where will my child live? Who will love my child and keep him safe?” These are the anxieties that make restful sleep impossible for ageing parents. . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: A Dream Come True: How One Community is Supporting its Citizens with Disabilities from Cradle to Grave
New Brunswick’s “inclusive” “community living” model is not a bridge to a better life for adults with autism disorders. There are huge gaps in the model. Group home staff are not autism trained and are not professionally supervised. Those who don’ fit in, including those with severe autism disorders are excluded, banished to live . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: NB’ers with Severe Autism Disorders Are Not Included in New Brunswick’s "Inclusive Community"
I could write about how Doug Ford’s comments on a group home showed he was ignorant, selfish, and a shameless liar. I might as well write water is wet. Doug’s comments were despicable and the worst kind of populist fear mongering. In other words, exactly what you would expect to hear from him. I don’t . . . → Read More: Eh Types: Group Homes Are People’s Homes