Earlier, your humble organ reported some advocates have been gnashing their teeth about a decision to continue providing services for special needs children through Community Living British Columbia. But it seems not everyone is displeased with that decision. In an interview with your humble organ, the authority's communitions director Sally Greenwood said "We have certainly made a number of calls to the stakeholders this week and spoke directly with them. And, as well, we had a meeting of the children's transformation working group which consists of representatives from many of the service delivery groups and the major organizations throughout the province. And the information (about keeping special needs children services at the authority) was well-received."
And what about concerns that the decision goes against the Gove inquiry's recommendation "to bring all provincial child welfare responsibilities together into one provincial authority?" Responded Ms. Greenwood, "I suppose what we're trying to do here for the families and parents of children with special needs and disabilities is to ensure that they have access to service through one organization. And that's exactly what we're able to do."