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The Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba (CPAM) and the Public Interest Law Centre (PILC) are working together in support of discrimination complaints filed with the Manitoba Human Right Commission on behalf of two Manitoba adults with physical disabilities. The complaint is based on differences in services available based on age. In specific, individuals with lifelong physical disabilities under the age of 18 qualify for comprehensive assistance. Individuals with the same physical disabilities but who are 18 years of age and older do not.

In short, the two individuals who have filed the complaints went from receiving a full suite of services before they reached the age 18 to an inadequate patchwork of rudimentary services as adults.

The complaints allege that the resulting gaps in services represents a systemic failure. Accordingly, the remedies that are being sought through the complaints would apply to all adults with physical disabilities who find themselves in the same situation.

How You Can Help

In support of the complaints, CPAM and PILC are gathering information on similar situations faced by other Manitoba adults with physical disabilities. 
  • Are you an adult with physical disability with disability-related needs that are not being met because you are no longer under age 18? 
  • Do you know or work with a person with physical disability whose needs that are not currently being met because they are no longer under the age of 18?
If you said yes to either of these questions, please complete this short survey.
 
If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba by email at: davidk@cerebralpalsy.mb.ca

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