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OMBUDSMAN CALLS FOR SYSTEMIC OVERHAUL TO HELP ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES IN CRISIS

Posted on 15 September 2016
OMBUDSMAN CALLS FOR SYSTEMIC OVERHAUL TO HELP ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES IN CRISIS

Province Accepts 60 Recommendations to Fix Chronic Service Gaps

(TORONTO August 24, 2016) Ontario's systemic failure to help desperate families who are unable to care for loved ones with developmental disabilities has left vulnerable people in dire and often dangerous circumstances, Ombudsman Paul Dubé reveals in his office's latest report. In Nowhere to Turn, the Ombudsman reports on his office's investigation of more than 1,400 complaints from families of adults with developmental disabilities who are in crisis situations, including being abandoned, abused, unnecessarily hospitalized and jailed.

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"Nowhere to Turn" full report.

"Nowhere to Return" facts and highlights.

Ombudsman remarks.

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