May 1, 2018, Toronto – Surrey Place Centre is proud to announce our new Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program. The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program develops, publishes and promotes clinical practice guidelines, tools, and other online resources for family physicians and primary care providers caring for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The launch of this program coincides with the publication of the Primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines in the April 2018 issue of the Canadian Family Physician journal. These guidelines offer important background regarding specific physical and mental health care needs of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and recommendations for family physicians and primary care providers. Also available online is a special issue on the primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at www.cfp.ca. This special issue includes articles that elaborate on the primary care guidelines, with a focus on youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities transitioning into adulthood.
The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
For more information about the program, please visit www.surreyplace.ca/ddprimarycare.
For the official Government of Ontario News Release and detailed information please click here.
PDF File of the Surrey Place Centre Press Release: Final May 1 2018 DDPCP.
Ms. Vaso Charitsis, BBA
Communications and Marketing Advisor
Surrey Place Centre
T: 416-925-5141 ext. 3108