Liberal MLA Dr. David Swann will be speaking at the “Caregivers Crash the Legislature” rally:
The rally will bring together caregivers who have been negatively impacted by Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)’s “parent training model” for children. It will also address concerns that some contracted providers are not actually providing the services paid for.
Swann stated, “The “parent training model” is putting extra strain on caregivers, and in some cases, being used as an inadequate substitute to providing families with the professional services they need to care for child with a disability.
“There are also reported incidents of FSCD contractors not providing the services paid for. I will be calling on the Auditor General to look into these incidents.”
“I am proud to support the efforts of this group. It is incredible that they have been able to band together to draw attention to this important issue. These are ordinary Albertans in need of better services from this Government.”
The rally has been organized by Jenn Thompson, a concerned mother who learned of the challenges being faced by families across the province from her own experience as the mother of a 5 year old son with autism.
Dr. Swann is be available for interview at the rally, by phone, by Skype or at the “INS” in the Legislature at 1:15 pm.