History of Developmental Services

Adult Occupational Centre
Where: Edgar
Description: Site was originally used as a radar station

Opened in 1966

Designated as an "adult occupational centre"

Provided community preparation services for young adults with disabilities with the goal of community placement (1)
Resident population in 1971: 250 (2)
Resident population in 1975: 268
Year it closed: 1999
Policy initiative: Ministry's Community Living Initiative (1996)
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About the evolution of government policy and legislation: The 1990s

(1) Radford, J. and Park, D., Historical Overview of Developmental Disabilities in Ontario, Chapter 1, pages 3-18.

(2) Ibid