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.
Parents and advocates are raising concerns over changes made to the Ontario Autism Program, saying the provincial government is failing to meet the needs of kids and families.
The Ontario Autism Coalition says families are having a difficult time accessing consistent, reliable and transparent information about services.
Parents don’t want to exist in a constant state of activism just to ensure their vulnerable children receive the help they need and deserve.
To really help autistic kids, the Doug Ford government must swallow its pride and acknowledge past and current failures.
It’s been months since the province started a new round of changes to the Ontario Autism Program.