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The Facts

Ontario Autism Program Waitlist
When Doug Ford was elected: 23,000
Today: 58,524 (MCCSS website)

Children Receiving Therapy
When Doug Ford was elected: Over 10,000
Today: 4,312 (Feb 28, 2022, statement by MCCSS)

Please do not reward this disaster by voting for Doug Ford’s PC Party.

The OAC supports education workers

“Failing to provide enough education workers is akin to ripping the wheelchair ramps from the fronts of our schools. These people are that essential to our children.

—Kerry Monaghan, OAC Vice-President

Successive governments have chronically undervalued our children and the education workers who support them. Education workers, particularly those who work with our children to keep them safe and in the classroom, have extremely demanding working conditions and have never been compensated adequately. As such, the Ontario Autism Coalition (OAC) publicly supports education workers across Ontario who are fighting for better working conditions and compensation. Their working conditions are our children’s learning conditions.

Enough Waiting!

Why Won’t Doug Ford Hurry Up?

Please help us. Kids with autism need access to core services NOW! Over the last thfee years, the Ford government has admitted only 850 kids out of the 58,524 on the waitlist, and most are still waiting for service to start. Ford and his ministers have doubled the waitlist while saying that they would clear it. Well, they haven’t. Not even close. We’ve tried talking to them, we’ve tried protests, we’ve tried petitions. None of it has worked, and our kids can’t wait any longer. So we’re turning to you. Please contact your MPP and tell them that #50KIsNotOK. Don’t accept an answer that implies that this government has done a good job—because they haven’t.

The OAC OAP Action Checklist

This is a list of advocacy action items we can all do now in order to be ready for larger group action later this spring!
In this PDF we did some of the work for you: Links will take you to important websites. We include a list of emails for ministry officials so that you can tell them your story and demand change on waitlists, age discrimination, and non-clincians making treatment decisions.
These are actions we can take NOW!
If you want to do more, fill out the form under Join Our List in the menu above.

Download the checklist

Families to Protest Delays to Autism Program

July 29, 2021 Response to MCCSS Funding Announcement

COVID-19 Autism Support and Resources

OAC Education Resource Guide (2020)

Media Releases

Briefing Notes to Government

Important Letters