Barry Hudson is a very well informed, articulate father of an autistic son in Ontario, autism advocate and director with Medicare for Autism Now! Barry describes his family life with autism and the impact of autism on family life. He describes waiting lists and other obstacles that the Ontario bureaucracy uses to prevent children with autism from receiving autism services. Children with autism who are not considered severe enough do not receive treatment. Children with autism who are considered too severe do not receive treatment. A child with autism who clears these hurdles will have treatment services discontinued if they do not pass periodic improvement tests.
Barry also provides an informed articulate history and criticism of Canada's failure to provide a national health care scheme to cover autistic children in Canada, a failure made more pronounced by the fact that some other countries have identified autism as national priorities and put programs in place to provide treatment.