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HDEV 1122 – Developmental Disabilities – Overview
Online Research Assignment – Part 1 – History of Developmental Services in Ontario
Name:____Theresa Matz____________________________ Section:______ Date:__Monday sept 26__________________
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/dshistory/index.aspxhttp://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/dshistory/index.aspx the “From institutional to community living: A history of developmental services in Ontario” and answer the following questions.
1 – On the “Home Page” for this site or the “About this site” How long has there been Institutions in this province? How many existed? Who did they serve?
From 1876 to 2009 there were insitutions. In this province..16 existed and they severed orphans,indviduals with developmental disabilities as well as the eldery..
2 – Where/when was the First Institution in Ontario?
The first insituation was outside Orillia.
3- Why were the Institutions built? (List three reasons)
Jails were being used and were becoming over crowded.
Effects of Industrial Revoloution on Society.
4 – What types of “Professional Services” existed? (List 5)
5- What types of recreation programs existed in Institutions?
Social Therapy. Workshop
6 – How has the History of our terminology (Language) changed over the 100+ years of institutions in Ontario?
The language history has changed by using less hurtful words when speaking of a individual with a developmental disability.. Society does not use the term mentally retarded..
7 – How has the role of families changed through the History of Institutions in Ontario?
Families help improve the quality of life for resdidents.as well being of the entire organization..
As well as working together raising money for special events.. And still advocate for their loved ones..
8- After reading through and answering the questions – How does this history make you feel about the persons that you will potentially be working with? (Give four to 6 points maximum)
History makes me feel sad for those indviduals at that time since they were treated unfair.. So when the times comes for me to be out n the work world.. I will be patiencent,understanding,compassionate and never make a individual feel like I insulted them in any way..