"Medicare for Autism Now!" Rally
Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
6450 Deer Lake Avenue
Why should you attend?Despite a decade of lobbying, collaborating and litigating – autism treatment is still excluded from our universal health care system. Canadian families are still bankrupting themselves in order to provide treatment for their autistic children.
The current and limited funding provided through the provincial government’s social services ministries could evaporate tomorrow with the stroke of a bureaucrat’s pen. No legislation exists within these ministries to protect or enshrine our children’s medically necessary treatment.
In 30 years of "advocacy", the only two initiatives which have achieved ANY success for our children and families has been litigation, and more recently, focused political action. Both were brought by the members of FEAT of BC – a 100% volunteer organization.
Autism is an epidemic of staggering proportions, it now afflicts one in every 150 children in North America, one in every 94 boys. It is time for the Federal Government to act! We need to let those who govern and those who wish to govern that they are going to be held accountable at the ballot box in the next federal election.
Who should attend?
You - and every fair-minded Canadian you know!
Children with autism suffer from political indifference. It will take the sustained energy and dedication of EVERY CANADIAN who desires a just society to correct this injustice. For our children’s sakes, and the sake of future generations, we urge you to attend this rally. Please bring friends, family, anyone and everyone you know who is appalled by the gross injustice done to our children every day by the governments of Canada and its provinces.
Featured speakers will include:
Dr. Sabrina Freeman – Executive Director, FEAT of BC and parent
Jean Lewis – Director, FEAT of BC and parent
David Chan – Director, Autism Society of BC, FEAT of BC and parent
Dubravka Skrijelj – FEAT of BC member and parent
Dr. Glen Davies – Clinical Director - ABLE Developmental Clinic
Beverley Sharpe – FEAT of BC member and parent
Louise Witt – Director, Autism Society of BC, FEAT of BC and parent
David Marley – FEAT of BC member and Political Strategist
Please RSVP to www. featbc.org and forward this notice to anyone you think will be interested.
FEAT of BC: " To see justice is done"