Monday, September 08, 2014

Autism and the Liberal Party 2014 Election Platform: Nothing on Autism - No Adult Autism Care Centre


The Liberal platform is published and there are no commitments to address autism issues, no mention of autism disorders.  In particular there is no mention of any intention to change the current system of adult autism care from generic group homes lacking autism trained staff, hospital wards, the Regional (in fact the only) tertiary care psychiatric hospital in New Brunswick and export out of province and country to Spurwink (Maine) facility.  In the long run the continued neglect of the needs of severely autistic adults in NB will continue to  reduce the their quality of life and cost New Brunswick money ($300,000-$500,000 per year per person).   The Liberal Party may well Move New Brunswick Forward but for severely autistic adults there will be no forward movement under the Liberal banner.

3 comments:

CyberSusanH said...

Thanks for the review Harold. I'd love to know how you feel about the other platforms as well. Any other party have something closer to what you think is best for Adults with Autism?

CyberSusanH said...

Whoops! Just scrolled down - my apologies, I didn't see the other reviews initially. Thanks for sharing your views.

ASC HealthCare said...

All environments have incorporated features which provide a level of physical and relational security but combine this with opportunities for safe freedom of access to places for being alone and for socializing. Nice post on specialists of adult autism.