A "mentally and physically exhausted" Ontario mother is speaking out about how there is little help for her severely autistic 21-year-old daughter. "I'm losing sleep. I think about this just about non-stop," said Hope Galloway, 59, from Barrie.Her daughter Martha spends her days in a school program, stocking shelves at a local store, but at the end of June she will graduate and has nowhere else to go. Galloway says: "She needs to be with other people and contributing to society and the feeling that she has a meaningful existence," .
Despite his intellectual disability, Chris Boyer is more than willing, ready and able to be a part of today’s work force. Working at a local business in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for the past six years, Chris has gained more than just confidence and pride but a second family at his job. Watch Chris's story:
A specially appointed researcher for The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is seeking input to a study on the rights of persons with disabilities to social protection. The results will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly in October 2015.