Advocating Parents of Nova Scotia is extremely concerned about the lack of adequate supports for persons with disabilities in this Province. For a young man like Landon Webb, an institution such as Quest is not an appropriate solution. The lack of supports for people who have intellectual disabilities to lead the lives they choose is leading to crisis situations for many families – including the Webb's. We call on Premier McNeil and the Department of Community Services to adopt the original changes proposed in the ‘Roadmap’ – the plan that could have transformed services in this province. The time has come to close institutions that incarcerate, offer real solutions and supports to the parents who are undertaking the bulk of the care for adults with intellectual disabilities in Nova Scotia, and move to person-directed models of support as soon as possible.
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Advocating Parents of Nova Scotia