CBC Radio aired a special White Coat, Black Art town hall recorded at CAMH that delves into the struggles faced by families when their children with high needs age out of the pediatric health care system.
Hosted by Dr. Brian Goldman, Crisis of Care drew a sold-out crowd on June 12 to share stories, network, discuss possible solutions and learn from a panel that included Dr. Yona Lunsky, Director of the Azrieli Centre for Adult Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Mental Health; Rose Canto, the parent of an 18-year-old boy with cerebral palsy; Brendon Pooran, a lawyer specializing in disability law; and Wesley Magee-Saxton, a first-year theatre student at York University and advocate for people with disabilities.
“One of the challenges is that when you’re just struggling with instability as a family on your own, who do you talk to?” Dr. Lunsky asked the audience. “So getting these conversations out there and having these discussions really makes a difference. We need to start by connecting.”