Report: Autism Advisory Panel Report (2019)
#PauseThePlan: Press Conference at Queen’s Park – 03/14/2019
In February, the band’s “Relentless” became a battle cry for families that were impacted by Ford’s cuts to the Ontario Autism Program. One of their hit …
Ontario to pay $1 million to private contractor to cut costs in developmental disabilities services sector
Ontario to pay $1 million to private contractor to cut costs in developmental … investments in core services such as in the Ontario Autism Program.”.
Ontario released its fall economic statement on Wednesday. … the reversal of the government’s planned changes to Ontario’s autism program, funding …
Lack of services for autistic son forces newcomer family to leave … Ahmed has autism, and he’s had trouble sleeping since the family moved to Saint John. … to leave New Brunswick and sold everything ahead of the move to Ontario.
The new funding includes an extra $278.5 million earmarked for Ontario’s autism program. The government shifted gears on its autism plan amid …
Ontario’s fall fiscal update shows a government trying to undo the damage … The government is putting an additional $279 million into its autism …
Ontario’s deficit for 2019-2020 falls to $9 billion, Ford government cuts small business tax … New Ontario autism program will still have a waitlist.
One of the changes that caused the most grief for the government was to the autism file. It didn’t involve a funding cut, but would have amounted to …
Koudys was one of 20 people on the Ontario Autism Program Advisory Panel, which was convened by the provincial government in the spring of 2019.
- 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
- 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 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)