Carolyn Bateman’s 24-year-old son Adam has severe autism. She and her husband spend more than $60,000 a year taking care of him. The province caps its support at $36,000 for a person 18 or over.
There is not enough money for disabled adults to have a life of their own, says Carolyn Bateman.
“We believe that it’s at such a low rate that it makes it impossible for families to ever have their adult child live outside the family home,” said Bateman.
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