Meagan Gillmore's articles
Published On: September 21, 2021
Pandemic restrictions cut off group-home residents from family and friends, and the psychological effects have advocates calling for change.
Published On: March 03, 2021
As Ottawa moves closer to allowing medical assistance in dying for those not at end-of-life, people with disabilities warn that MAID should not be an option without social supports in place.
Published On: November 20, 2020
Since 1995, the York Region District School Board has partnered with Thornhill’s Giant Steps, a school and therapy centre. Now the board says the agreement is ending — and families worry kids will lose vital supports.
Published On: October 06, 2020
In-person school can be risky — if it’s even an option full-time. But virtual studies often aren’t accessible. That leaves Ontario families struggling to make sure their kids will get an education during COVID-19.
Published On: July 06, 2020
Under the Family Managed Home Care program, parents can choose their children’s caregivers. But some say that the province is limiting their options — and that their children are paying the price.
Published On: July 02, 2020
COVID-19 has disrupted programs, services, and daily life — making transitioning to a new place even more complicated. Here’s how advocates are trying to make Ontario feel like home in unprecedented times.
Published On: April 15, 2020
The government’s draft triage protocol has advocates calling for confirmation that patients with disabilities will have access to critical hospital care during COVID-19.