Select Committee on Developmental Services to hold public hearings

For Immediate Release
November 13, 2013

Simcoe – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is pleased to report the All-Party Select Committee on Developmental Services has been approved and will be hosting public hearings.

“It is now time parents and caregivers of loved ones with developmental disabilities to take the opportunity to tell of their everyday strife,” Barrett said. “I have heard from countless families who are worried about the lack of coordination and financial support for their child or young adult. These families have concrete ideas on how to improve the current crisis, and now finally we have a forum for input and recommendations.”

Individuals or organizations interested in making an oral or written presentation to the committee should contact the committee clerk, Trevor Day, at 416-325-3509.

Barrett was a strong advocate for the creation of the select committee and hopes the outcome will see a more streamlined network of supports for some of Ontario’s most vulnerable.

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For more information please contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446, 905-765-8413 or 1-800-903-8629