During the past two weeks I have heard from many families in York South-Weston affected by the changed to the already struggling Ontario Autism Program. Parents and caregivers are already feeling depleted, and at a loss. These changes will shatter the lives of these families, caregivers and agencies that have real knowledge and experience.
TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS every child with autism deserves access to sufficient treatment and support so that they can live to their
WHEREAS the Ontario Autism Program was badly broken under the Liberals, and the changes introduced by the
Conservatives have made it worse;
- WHEREAS the new funding caps are based on age and income, and not the clinical needs of the child;
WHEREAS Ontario needs a true investment in evidence-based autism services that meets the needs of autistic children
and their families;
WE THE UNDERSIGNED petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to direct the Ministry of Children, Community
and Social Services to invest in equitable, needs-based autism services for all children who need them.