Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Robyn has been granted a long term solution in north bay with community living with special permission from the ministry however 3 months of preparation and transition planning is required to make this successful due to her termination at Copeland home. We were hoping that Robyn could remain in the place she associates as her home until this transition took place but were denied an extension request from the senior management at hands. Robyn is living at the hospital with support from community living. Hands has withdrawn their staffing support. We have no idea how long Robyn will be there. This is not public lashing in hands. This is simply the truth of what has and is happening. You can decide for yourself whether their course of action is justified.


http://www.kissnorthbay.com/2017/06/27/protesters-support-local-girl-autism/


Protesters support local girl with autism

by richard.coffin on June 27, 2017, 01:06pm. EDT
 
HANDS Protest
A protest outside Hands The Family Help Network on Main Street East today (Tuesday).
Linda Thomas Ouellette says they gathered to support a local 15 year old girl who has autism and is non-verbal.
She says there was an incident of self-harm, pointing out Robyn Webster is now no longer in a Hands group home.
“They won’t take her back, where’s she going to go? Right now she’s at the hospital, she’s not sick! She’s Autistic and it’s not right,” she says.
Denis Ouellette says more needs to be done for Robyn Webster and others.
“What they should be doing is looking at bringing in the expertise that they need in order to look after her, again Robyn is not the only one in the area, right now she’s front and centre,” he says.
He says a list of other group homes was provided, but they’re all full.
Executive Director of Hands Jeffrey Hawkins wouldn’t comment specifically on the case but he did take note of the protest.
He says he appreciates and respects the concerns outlined in the protest and the voice of those at the protest need to be paid attention to.
Hawkins says they don’t abandon families and find solutions for the people they serve.





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Thank you for the community support.
Robyn has been granted a long term solution in north bay with community living with special permission from the ministry however 3 months of preparation and transition planning is required to make this successful due to her termination at Copeland home. We were hoping that Robyn could remain in the place she associates as her home until this transition took place but were denied an extension request from the senior management at hands. Robyn is living at the hospital with support from community living. Hands has withdrawn their staffing support. We have no idea how long Robyn will be there. This is not public lashing in hands. This is simply the truth of what has and is happening. You can decide for yourself whether their course of action is justified.

A group of parents and concerned residents want to give Robyn Webster a voice.
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Sonya Grundy So happy to hear Robyn will have a home  So sorry to hear that it will be a difficult transition. That is a horribly long hospital stay 

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Julie Ali My handicapped sister lived in the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta for a year while the government of Alberta got their act together. They don't know what they are doing and don't care. Most of the bureaucrats in the health care system are only interested in their own turfs and pay checks. The education system is similarly indifferent. I believe you must keep close guard over handicapped family members no matter where they are placed. The fact is there is no inclusion for the severely handicapped. In fact in my sister's case, there were repeated attempts by the doctors at the Grey Nuns Hospital to issue do not resuscitate orders. This appears to be the response of the system when they cannot manage to create an effective integrated care plan for my sister. When I asked about more supports and services, it was like I was asking for the moon and stars. One doctor at the University Hospital told me that this was an idealized sort of service that I was asking for. What the heck? I was just asking them to provide her with hourly checks at night to ensure she had her BIPAP machine on. The system in Alberta is in chaos. I note that the system for care of complex care patients (anyone the system doesn't want to support because it costs more money) is in disarray in BC as well. Note the child who was Tasered simply because the Gov of BC has no brains. Without strong advocates these children, youth and adults have truncated lives. We are the only ones left standing to speak of these horrors. https://www.rcybc.ca/.../rcy_whocares-report_-_final.pdf Who Cares?
B.C. Children with Complex Medical,
Psychological and Developmental Needs
and their Families Deserve Better
December 2014

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In my opinion, Hands The Family Help Network--failed this child, this family and this community. Why would they dump a child out like this? They don't want to be involved in the care of a resident with needs that they aren't familiar with and don't want to service. Sure they can do this. But then why did they take her in the first place?
This sort of eviction is harmful to Robyn. I should know. This happened to my sister Rebecca. She ended up spending a year at the Grey Nuns Hospital while Alberta Health, AHS and Covenant Health farted around first trying to take guardianship of my sister so as to do what they want and then downgrading her from long term care to SL4 status so that they could put her in a supportive living placement. The SL4 site has done it's best to be a long term care facility.
My question to the Government of Alberta and the Government of Ontario and really all the provincial governments is why do our family members go through this hell? Why don't y'all have integrated care teams that could support our children and family members who need extra supports and services? Is it all about the money required? If so why don't y'all remove the money from big oil and Bombardier and put it into our kids and siblings and parents? Why don't you help the most vulnerable and powerless rather than the elite? Or don't we count?
Well I guess it us up to us to get what our family members need.
http://www.kissnorthbay.com/…/protesters-support-local-gir…/
A protest outside Hands The Family Help Network on Main Street East today (Tuesday).
Linda Thomas Ouellette says they gathered to support a local 15 year old girl who has autism and is non-verbal.
She says there was an incident of self-harm, pointing out Robyn Webster is now no longer in a Hands group home.


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