Groundbreaking human rights case could pave the way to school boards providing better supports for the 20,000 autistic students in Ontario.
Beth and Mike Skrt play with daughter, Emily, 2, and Jack, 5, in their Mississauga home. The couple is battling to get more supports in school for Jack, who has autism. (VINCE TALOTTA / TORONTO STAR)
Fri., April 7, 2017
Five-year-old Jack Skrt kneels on the playroom floor at his Mississauga home, poring over a dog-eared book of street maps. His face lights up as he spots a cul-de-sac and chirps “I see one!”
Jack, who has autism, is captivated by “no exit” streets and signs. He loves zooming his trains around their wooden track and rhymes off the nine characters in his favourite storybook at an auctioneer’s pace…
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