Working closely with Waterloo Region Public Health, Sunbeam was able to successfully advocate for “early” 2nd vaccination dose clinics for our persons served and the essential caregivers (families and staff) who support them. Today is the first of Sunbeam’s 2nd dose pop-up clinics.
Internationally, people with disabilities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, accounting for nearly 60% of COVID-19 deaths in the UK and overall higher mortality rates based on social, clinical, and demographic factors.
Our Chief Executive Officer, Brian Swainson, was one of the driving forces behind Sunbeam’s leadership role in operating the COVID-19 Vaccine “Pop-Up” Clinics in March and April 2021. Across local Developmental Services agencies in Waterloo Region, the pop-up clinics vaccinated approximately 3000 individuals living with developmental disabilities and their essential caregivers, but he himself did not get vaccinated until May 2021…why not?
Amongst those who tested positive, adults with developmental disabilities were hospitalized at twice the rate of those without developmental disabilities (10% vs 4.5%).
Kids Country Club announced today that it is transferring the operation of its Cambridge home for children with developmental, medical and behavioural disabilities to Sunbeam…
Sunbeam Community & Development Services has agreed to acquire a children’s respite home in Cambridge, with the transfer of programs and services expected to take place by the end of June.
Congratulations to the first graduating class from Conscious Care and Support program from the University of Toronto!
Ontario Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services Announces the Government’s Plan to Reform Developmental Services
At Sunbeam Community & Developmental Services, we are committed to supporting this bold plan knowing that together, we can make a meaningful impact and support people with developmental disabilities.
A four part comprehensive virtual seminar to enhance your understanding and appreciation for the unique needs of people with Developmental Disabilities.