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
Right now, in the disability community there’s a lot of anger, resentment and sadness because of being forgotten. A lot of the research coming out will help should help to justify those emotions, but we as community need to band together and support one another through a lot of the next few months. There’s a lot of blame to go around, but we need to try and move past the emotions and work together to make this a better moment for all.Read More COVID 19 Exposed The Complete Failure of Disability Support Systems
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?
Introduction: I’ve written a lot about my experiences in disability supports as a caregiver. I’m also a disability self-advocate. At very young age, I was diagnosed with dyslexia. I wasn’t very good at academics until I was able to tap into a bit of a super power in my last year of high school. I […]Read More Ontario’s Broken System of Disability Supports And How To Advocate It
As the pandemic ends, I wanted to write about my personal experience as a caregiver and parent of an autistic. There’s a lot that needs to change with how we deal with the disabled, not just on a federal level, but specifically in Ontario as well. The first part of this two-part series will be […]Read More An Autism Parent’s Pandemic Prospective PT.1