FAO In House Research

Family Alliance Ontario Hiring Survey 2018

This survey was completed to gain a better understanding of the challenges families face in the recruiting, hiring and training support staff for their loved ones.

FAO Hiring Survey 2018-Full

Family Alliance Ontario Passport Program Survey

In mid June 2015 Family Alliance Ontario, (FAO) launched a very short four-question survey with Ontario families, in order to measure the experiences of families, regarding requests for advance funds from the Passport program. The results of this survey are posted below.

FAO Passport Survey Results

External Research

Self Determination

Enforcing the Rights of People’s with Disabilities in Ontario’s Developmental Service System

This report was commissioned by the Law Commission of Ontario as part of its project entitled, “The Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities”.  This report discusses the impact that the Social Inclusion Act will have on people with intellectual disabilities who receive publicly-funded services and supports from the government of Ontario. The report asserts that there are significant limitations to the new legislation that will prevent it from achieving its much-needed goal of transforming Ontario’s developmental services sector.

Click here to read the report. 

Family-Centred Practice

Family-Centred Service

Family-centred service is a philosophy and method of service delivery that: recognizes parents as the experts on their child’s needs; promotes partnerships between parents and service providers, and supports the family’s role in decision making about services for their child.

What is family-centred service?  Family-centred service is a philosophy and method of service delivery that:

  • recognizes parents as the experts on their child’s needs
  • promotes partnerships between parents and service providers, and
  • supports the family’s role in decision making about services for their child (Rosenbaum, King, Law, King, & Evans, 1998; Shelton & Stepanek, 1995).

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Social Innovation