Families have nowhere to turn: support developmental services now!
|WHEREAS: When children living with developmental disabilities turn 18, support from the Ontario government drastically changes
WHEREAS: Families in Windsor-Essex and across Ontario are met with continuous waiting lists and other challenges when trying to access support under the Passport Program
WHEREAS: Waiting lists place enormous stress on caregivers, parents, children and entire families
WHEREAS: It is difficult to access safe and affordable housing, adequate supports and respite services without immediate access to passport funding
WHEREAS: All Ontarians living with developmental disabilities are entitled to a seamless transition of services from childhood to adulthood
THEREFORE, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows – to take immediate action to eliminate the current waiting lists for passport funding so that people living with developmental disabilities and their families can access the support they deserve