Following Go Public's story about an autistic man confined to a hospital without appropriate care, Monique Taylor, MPP for Hamilton Mountain and NDP member of the Select Committee on Developmental Services, issued the following statement:
"The heartbreaking story of the Spagnuolo family is sadly very much in line with what the Select Committee on Developmental Services has been hearing from families across the province... We know that this government has been failing to meet the needs of some of Ontario's most vulnerable people. The fact that the government is indeed paying well over $1,000 a day, but will not provide funding for appropriate and likely more inexpensive care, is disturbing... Surely, the government does not need a detailed report to realize that this family is in crisis and that the care this young man needs would be better delivered closer to home and in a more appropriate setting."
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