Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Shining A Light on Autism in Barrie, Ontario

Parents of autistic children, siblings, friends and neighbours held a sunset vigil outside the office of Barrie MPP Joe Tascona's constituency office to "remind themselves to be vigilant in the fight to equip their children to shine." The six year age limit on government funded Intensive Behavioural Intervention has been lifted in Ontario - theoretically. Practically, waiting lists for services have grown longer and more children are on the waiting lists than 4 years ago. Parents will undoubtedly have to remain vigilant to ensure that promises are kept, and waiting lists are eliminated. Bitter experience has already taught them that. The vigil is a good reminder.

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