Improving Outcomes Through Innovation and Collaboration

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services is striving to enable people with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible and be fully included in community. With partners like Community Living Ontario, the ministry is focusing programs, services and supports to be responsive and truly person-centred.

In this presentation, Christine Kuepfer, Director of Program Policy Implementation at the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, discusses how the ministry and its partners are working to create a more efficient, consistent, and transparent approach to supporting people and connecting them to services within their community.

Further, Dr. Yona Lunsky, psychologist and researcher in developmental disabilities and health, provides some best practices on how to assist people who have a disability and their families to obtain the information they need when meeting with health care professionals, as well as ensure agencies and their staff are more able to support people with a disability to access appropriate health care.

She also touches on some lessons learned through the H-CARDD program, the provincial Developmental Disabilities Primary Care program, and the partnership with Vita Community Services to develop tools and training for community agencies on the “nuts and bolts of health care.”Stay connected to Community Living Ontario

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