Posted on Jun 7, 2016
Alberta Government to End Supports Intensity Scale
Alberta's government has responded to concerns from persons with developmental disabilities and their families and communities about the lack of consultation behind the PDD Supports Intensity Scale.
I was pleased to ask my colleague, the Hon. Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services, about this issue, and even more pleased to hear that our government will end the use of the Supports Intensity Scale, as of June 6th, 2016. The Minister of Human Services and I will work with persons with developmental disabilities, their families, supporters, and stakeholders to find a made-in-Alberta solution that is better able to meet their needs.
Alberta's government is committed to continue to work with and support persons with developmental disabilities - and to listen and take real action to address their concerns.