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More than 2,900 Ontarians with developmental disabilities live in long-term care facilities

Teresa Pocock’s family is shining the light on how the Ontario government is putting individuals with developmental disabilities into long-term care facilities.

Pocock’s sister says she was forced into one, after a social worker declared her “incapable” of making her own decisions. 350 more words

Health

Ontario woman forced into long-term care wants apology from provincial government

Artist and poet Teresa Pocock is full of smiles for her sister Franke James, whom she has lived with since being┬ádischarged from a senior’s home. 478 more words

Canada

Artist with Down syndrome, called 'incapable' opens solo art show

An artist with Down syndrome, who was written off as “incapable” has proved her doubters wrong.

Fifty-one-year-old Teresa Pocock’s solo art exhibit is on display at Gallery Gachet in Vancouver until Saturday. 110 more words

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