Jessica Perusco says she’s awaiting details of Ontario’s new autism program and is keen to know how it will impact her daughter Lucia, who turns 6 next month. She is shown with her brother, Matteo, who is almost 3.  (CHRIS SO / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO)  

Long-awaited plan has no age cap, promises kids intensity and duration of treatment they need when they need it, the Star has learned.

By ANDREA GORDON Education Reporter
Thu., June 8, 2017

All children and youth who have an autism diagnosis will get the treatment they need for as long as they need it until they reach age 18, under a new Ontario autism program to be announced Thursday.

Details of the $533-million program, promised a year ago, are to be revealed at a news conference by Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, who took over the portfolio last June…

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