In an open letter to the Premier a group charges that government isn’t serious about supporting persons with developmental disabilities who are looking for community-based solutions rather than being warehoused in large institutions. he Department of Community Services isn’t even meeting targets it set earlier and that were publicly endorsed by minister Joanne Bernard, the letter states.
Persons living with developmental disabilities and their advocates feel seriously betrayed by the wishy-washy commitment of Community Services to the execution of the so-called disabilities roadmap.
Kendall explains why he is so upset that a caseworker is allowed to question and override the special diet recommendation of his doctor. “It portrays people like me as sick, defective and deviant, as an object of professional intervention.”
MLAs of all parties formally ask Community Services to reinstate funding for the NS Association for Community Living.