Government documents show that
only 20% of chldren and youth with autism
will receive core services therapy.
The other 80% will wait from five to seven years!
This is the briefing binder given to Hon Michael Parsa when he took over. The information it contains is shocking:
- Only 1/3 of children and youth on the waitlist will receive core services
- The other 2/3 will continue to wait for up to seven years
- The only way to get the waitlist to move is more money or kids turning 18
If this makes you angry, if it makes you worry about your child’s future, or if you’re sick and tired of all the delays & missed deadlines, come to Queen’s Park on October 16 at 10:00am and raise your voice. Our protests have worked before, and they’ll work again now.
Success is all about our numbers. Come.
- Spread the Word: Share this website and our cause with everyone yoou know. Ask them to join us at the protest, and to make a financial contribution as well. Post this website on your social media. Bring someone with you, or send someone on your behalf.
Here’s the news about autism in Ontario
Keep checking back, at least until Google and Facebook come to their senses & resume publishing Canadian news.
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Autism Ontario is deeply troubled by the fact that the defense for Nathaniel Veltman tried to cite autism as a mitigating factor in the June 6, …
Autism Ontario is deeply troubled by the fact that the defense for Nathaniel Veltman tried to cite autism as a mitigating factor in the June 6, 2021 attack on the Afzaal family.
The Ontario Autism Coalition spent two days at Queen’s Park, drawing attention to the thousands of families desperately waiting for essential …
The Ontario Autism Coalition held a rally on Monday to draw attention to problems in Ontario’s Autism Program. The coalition says the waitlist for …
… Autism Families Matter co-founder Adrianna Atkins on Monday. Photo of Premier Doug Ford chatting with Adrianna Atkins, Ontario Autism Coalition …
… Ontario Autism Program by implementing the much-needed solutions already proposed by the Ontario Autism Coalition.” -30-. For more information …
Alina Cameron, president of the Ontario Autism Coalition, which is organizing a protest Monday at the legislature, said she is “enraged” to see a …
Ontario Autism Coalition head ‘enraged’ to see figures showing lack of long-term progress. Allison Jones · The Canadian Press · Posted: Oct 15 …
Documents show that as of mid-July there were 8,758 children whose families had a signed funding agreement for core therapy services. Enrolments were steadily rising.
- Response to MCCSS Funding Announcement
- Statement on Appointment of Minister Merrilee Fullerton
- Autism Community Takes Action Against Minister Todd Smith
- Ontario Autism Coalition Response to the Ontario Autism Program Pilot
- Ontario Autism Coalition Holds Annual General Meeting
- Another Year of Waiting for a Needs-Based Ontario Autism Program
- OAC Releases Education Recommendations for School Re-opening
- The Ford Government Short Changes Autism Families…Again
- Families to Protest Delays to Autism Program (EN)
- Families to Protest Delays to Autism Program (FR)
- Letter to Minister Smith Jan 2019
- Families Still Waiting for Details on New Autism Program
- Recommendations Release
- OAP Enhancement Doesn’t Address the Big Issues (Mar. 2019)
- Minister of Education’s “Autism Announcement” Is Too Little, Too Late (Mar. 2019)
- Ford Government’s One-Size-Fits-All Approach Fails All Children with Autism (Feb. 2019)
- Disability Advocates Call for Action Limiting When Principals Can Exclude Students from School (Jan. 2019)
- OAC demands that the Ford Government end the conflict of interest with the Regional Autism Programs (Nov. 2018)
- Parents Worried That Increased Special Education Funding Will Not Be Spent On What’s Needed (Mar. 2018)
- OAC Will Protest the Lack of Appropriate Supports in Schools for Students with Autism and Other Special Education Needs (Oct. 2017)
- OAC Calls On Ministry of Education to Issue Consistent Policy Allowing Autism Service Dogs In Ontario Schools (Sep. 2017)
- The Autism Community Will Remind The Wynne Government That The New Autism Program Must Serve All Children And Youth With Autism (Apr. 2017)
- Education System Must Change to Meet the Needs of Students with Autism (Apr. 2017)
Briefing Notes to Government
- Presentation To Finance Committee
- Recommendations for Special Education in Ontario’s Public Schools: Exclusions, Suspensions and Expulsions (Oct. 2018)
- Recommendations for changes to the Ontario Autism Program (Aug. 2018)
- Rethinking the Ontario Autism Program – Direct Funding as a Way Forward (May 2016)
- Letter To Minister Smith (Jan 2019)
- Letter to Minister Hon. Lisa MacLeod – Bill 64, Noah and Gregory’s Law (Dec. 2018)
- Letter to Minister Hon. Lisa M. Thompson – Ontario Schools that Exclude or Refuse to Admit Students with Disabilities (Dec. 2018)
- The Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (Aug. 2018)
- Letter to Minister Hon. Mitzie Hunter (July 2017)
- Letter to the Minister Hon. Michael Coteau (Sept 2016)