Thursday, October 26, 2006

Autism Community's Friend In Ottawa

Fredericton MP Andy Scott is leading off the historic debate on a Nation Autism Strategy in the House of Commons tomorrow. In New Brunswick he has been assisted by Leo Hayes High School students in Mr. Greg Peter's class for two consecutive years. ASNB has also contributed much to the national campaign led by Luigi Rocca, Lila Barry, Nancy Blanchette, Dawn Bowie and Brian Rimpilainen.

In Ottawa Andrew Kavchak has been an unrelenting advocate for a national autism strategy. The following pictures and description can be found on the Canada Autism Petition page at .

Protest on The Hill

Andrew Kavchak is an Ottawa father of a boy who was diagnosed with autism in 2003. From March to November 2004 Andrew protested on Parliament Hill during his lunch hour breaks. Recently, on June 1, 2005 he recommenced his noon hour protest on the Hill. Andrew tries to lobby politicians and journalists as they walk by. He also engages in a lot of public education and asks visitors to the Hill to sign the autism treatment petition.

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