Direct Funding means freedom for many people with disabilities. Is it accessible enough?

When Lisa Crigger advertises for staff on Kijiji, she’s mainly looking for people who can follow direction. Crigger has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair; she needs assistance with bathing, housekeeping, and child care.

Briana Leroux, centre, now 20, lost her provincial developmental services funding when she turned 18 in February 2016. She’s seen here with her father Marc and stepmother Lisanne. Marc Leroux welcomes new funding announced in the Liberal budget that would help people with developmental disabilities. Toronto Star

Dafna Izenberg, Francine Buchanan & Claude Lurette, Healthy Debate August 2, 2018

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