June 12, 2018 – Crisis of Care

CRISIS OF CARE: Help for families and their high-needs kids as they age out of the system

Host: Dr. Brian Goldman

When: June 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET
Where: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) 100 Stokes Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H4

In Canada, the circle of care is broken when high-needs kids age out of the pediatric system. Supports and services they’ve come to depend on fall away. Parents are often left scrambling trying to fill the void.

White Coat, Black Art will host a taping of a special town hall to talk about how to fix this broken circle of care. You can follow us using the hashtag #CrisisofCareCBC.

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A few of the scheduled guests:

Dr. Yona Lunsky, Director of the Azrieli Centre for Adult Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Mental Health at CAMH, will speak about how gaps in services and crises impact people with disabilities and their families and the need for an intersectoral, family centred approach.

Brendon Pooran is a principal lawyer at PooranLaw.  He also teaches at Osgoode Hall Law School.  He is the past-president of Community Living York South and he’s a founding director of Partners for Planning.  Brendon is a senior lawyer member on the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board.

Dr. Jan Willem Gorter is a physiatrist with training in children and adults with disabilities, a professor of pediatrics and Director of the CanChild Research Centre at McMaster University.

Dr. Gorter leads a transition clinic for teenagers with disabilities and their families at McMaster Children’s Hospital.

Broadcast dates: 
June 16/17: Town hall highlights on White Coat, Black Art 
June 20: Town hall hour-long special

Can’t join us? Post your questions in the comments section here and we’ll try to answer them during the town hall taping.