Province pulls rug out from family with autistic girl

Shortly after the Kathleen Wynne government announced that children five years and older will no longer be eligible for IBI therapy, starting May 1, Kara called her case worker at Kinark Child and Family Services to find out what was going on. “She told me to read the...

BCBAs voice their concerns

Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBAs) supervise the Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) programs, including the Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) program, that address the needs of children with autism. A group of these professionals have written the...

Metro Morning talks Autism

A new Ontario program will provide crucial services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, but only if they’re under five years old. Matt Galloway spoke with Tracy MacCharles, she is Ontario’s Minister of Children and Youth Services. Click here to...

Again? Age Cut-Off for Children Needing IBI 

More than ten years ago our organization fought against age-six cutoff for the Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) program for children with autism. We held 26 rallies in cities across Ontario, from Windsor to Ottawa, from Grimsby to Sudbury. We managed to get...

Autism therapy eliminated for children 5 and up

The Ontario government’s plan to reduce autism treatment wait times by gradually eliminating intensive therapy for children five years and older is being harshly criticized by two Ottawa-area parents of children with autism. “[It’s] a horrible blow...