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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


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


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