Dear Provincial Organization or Family Network:

I am pleased to inform you of the proclamation of various sections of the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008.

This is a historic occasion ? one that we have been working toward since the government first announced the transformation of developmental services in 2004. The new Act will replace the 36-year old Developmental Services Act, legislation that reflected a different era when services for people with a developmental disability were just beginning to move from a model of institutional care to one based on community living. The new Act is the cornerstone that gives the Ministry authority to implement transformation so that the developmental services system is accessible, fairer and more sustainable for the future…

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