Janet McLaughlin, shown here in a file photo with her son Sebastian, is pleased that the government has changed the rules about how long children with autism are eligible for therapy. (Janet McLaughlin)

‘We can count on that therapy to continue well into the future’

A local autism advocate is optimistic about a new program to help children with autism in Ontario that was introduced on Thursday.

Waterloo’s Janet McLaughlin has a son with autism and is pleased that her child will receive consistent services and not have to stop receiving therapy before he’s ready to.

“I’m cautiously very optimistic,” McLaughlin told CBC K-W The Morning Edition‘s Craig Norris¬†on Friday. “It was a really energetic and positive feeling in the room yesterday.” …

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