When I worked in the financial sector, I dealt with irate clients all the time. Not once did I ever consider any of them “sick”. Moreover I empathized with how frustrating a situation I was trying to solve on their behalf was and I as a professional was able to deescalate any situation and bring any situation to a resolution.Read More Autism Ontario Excuses Systematic Discrimination of PWDs and Families
The choice some staff have made in not getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on families to which had an extremely rough time throughout the pandemic, including ours. I wanted those reading this to whom have chosen not to get vaccinated and work within the educational and disability support systems to understand the consequences of that choice, and the impacts of the lack of provincial leadership in not mandating vaccinations for everyone working with vulnerable children has had.Read More Lack of Mandatory Vaccinations Causing Significant Harm To Disabled Students
Meet Stacy Kennedy. Stacy is an Ontario mother with a son who has complex medical needs and is autistic. Her son’s name is Sam and right now Sam needs behavioural support in order to gain access to surgeries, and other services through Sick Kids. Stacy is currently camped out in front of Ontario Premier Doug […]Read More Parents Shouldn’t Have to Beg for Support in Canada
Not having any immediate and relevant help is a horrible thing for a family waiting for services in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). My family and many others have had to go through this. I advocated over the past few years for the government to implement an emergency response team for families waiting for core […]Read More Urgent: Survey for OAP Emergency Support
Imagine a not-for-profit charity paying 33 executives over $4.1 million in salaries and imagine families of autistic children left languishing on wait-lists with no immediate help, or services drastically cut during COVID. This is the state of Ontario’s Regional Autism Services.Read More Why Do Parents Have To Fight So Hard For Autism Supports?