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...

Direct Funding for Autism Services is cheaper

The Ministry’s Service model is more expensive  The current system is 66% MORE EXPENSIVE than Direct Funding parents – even taking into account overhead costs associated with running it (Auditor General of Ontario’s Annual Report 2013, p.77) The cost per...

The Facts about the “New Autism Program”

On March 29th, heading into Autism Awareness month, the Ontario Provincial government announced amajor investment of $333 Million dollars over the next 5 years, to reduce the wait lists and improve services provided to children with autism spectrum disorder.What they...

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...