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?
Regulation of ABA does not provide direct oversight of the non-profits and private providers tasked at providing supports to autistic children and ensuring that provincial funds meant to help families reach the front lines, rather than gobbled up in overhead costs.Read More Dr. Death Provides Update on Provincial Autism Supports
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