Dear users, parents, and legal representatives,

Since the announcement of the proposed changes to the Community integration program, the User Committee of Miriam Home has been actively working to advocate for a moratorium on this decision.

For your information, here are the various news segments that have covered this story over the last two weeks.

98,5FM – November 28 2017
http://www.985fm.ca/extraits-audios/art-de-vivre/60161/coupures-de-services-a-venir-dans-un-centre-pour-personnes-ayant-des-deficiences-intellectuelles-ou-un-trouble-du-spectre-de-lautisme-a-montreal-nicole-david-est-la-tante-et-la-curatrice-dun-homme-autiste-de-60-ans

CBC – November 27 2017
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/outcry-over-service-cuts-for-severely-disabled-unreasonable-says-health-authority-senior-manager-1.4418696

CJAD – November 23 2017
http://www.iheartradio.ca/cjad/news/cuts-to-day-programs-for-the-severely-intellectually-disabled-spark-outcry-1.3459197

98,5FM – November 28 2017
http://www.985fm.ca/extraits-audios/art-de-vivre/60161/coupures-de-services-a-venir-dans-un-centre-pour-personnes-ayant-des-deficiences-intellectuelles-ou-un-trouble-du-spectre-de-lautisme-a-montreal-nicole-david-est-la-tante-et-la-curatrice-dun-homme-autiste-de-60-ans

Radio Canada-November 21 2017
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/tele/le-telejournal-18h/2016-2017/segments/reportage/47991/services-autistes-deficients-intellectuels-jeunes?isAutoPlay=1

CBC –November 20 2017
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/a-cut-to-the-most-vulnerable-day-program-for-disabled-adults-drops-older-clients-1.4407806
http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1100277827796

Please note, the User Committee has also begun a Facebook campaign named ‘’We are human too!’’ Please join our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/centremiriam.
Please like it and share it with all your contacts.

In an attempt to keep the users of Miriam Home informed of any developments as best as possible, please share this email with other parents or caregivers concerned by this decision.
We will continue to forward information on this matter in upcoming emails.

Should there be any questions on this matter, do not hesitate to write back.

Best regards.

User Committee.
(514) 345-0210, ext. 236
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