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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton NDP Sharon Scott-Levesque Supports ABA Coverage For Autism Under A New Canada Health Act Accord

Hello Harold, I wish to thank you for your message regarding the inclusion of Applied Behaviour Analysis in Medicare. As you have noted, this is an issue affecting a growing number of Canadian families, and I understand the high costs of treatment are of great concern. As you know the Canada Health Act requires provinces . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton NDP Sharon Scott-Levesque Supports ABA Coverage For Autism Under A New Canada Health Act Accord

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton NDP Sharon Scott-Levesque Supports ABA Coverage For Autism Under A New Canada Health Act Accord

Hello Harold,I wish to thank you for your message regarding the inclusion of Applied Behaviour Analysis in Medicare. As you have noted, this is an issue affecting a growing number of Canadian families, and I understand the high costs of treatment … . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Fredericton NDP Sharon Scott-Levesque Supports ABA Coverage For Autism Under A New Canada Health Act Accord

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Nice To See Autistic Twin Sons of Toronto Family Receiving Autism Treatment In New Brunswick

PHOTO BY MARC GRANDMAISON / THE CANADIAN PRESS

The headline of the Toronto Star article Toronto family chases autism treatment across the country  doesn’t mention the province to which the family in the Toronto Star article seeking early autism treatment for their autistic twin sons moved  – New Brunswick. Nor does the article . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Nice To See Autistic Twin Sons of Toronto Family Receiving Autism Treatment In New Brunswick

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: More Science in Support of ABA Effectiveness for Autistic Children

The US Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality Review Therapies for Children  With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Behavioral Interventions Update has found a dramatic increase  in the scientific evidence backing the effectiveness of intensive behavioral therapy for children affected by autism. The report some 519 pages in length has been reviewed on the Autism . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: More Science in Support of ABA Effectiveness for Autistic Children

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Canada’s Autism Disgrace 2007: 2014 Update

Photo from Ameriquebec.net 

In December 2007 I wrote Canada’s Autism Disgrace, describing the lack of a real National Autism Strategy in Canada.  It is now 2014 and nothing has changed. Canada still lacks a real National Autism Strategy. The words I wrote in 2007, reprinted below, are as true and accurate today as . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Canada’s Autism Disgrace 2007: 2014 Update

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Ontario Children Waiting Too Long For Access To Autism Programs – Ontario Auditor General Report 2013

News ReleaseFor Immediate Release                                                             December 10, 2013

CHILDREN WAITING TOO LONG FOR ACCESS TO AUTISM PROGRAMS, AUDITOR GENERAL SAYS (TORONTO) Screening for autism is . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Ontario Children Waiting Too Long For Access To Autism Programs – Ontario Auditor General Report 2013

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Research Progress To Date In Two Words: Lovaas, ABA

Research to date benefiting persons suffering from autism disorders can be summed up in two words: Lovaas, ABA. The work done by Dr. Ivar Lovaas has been applied successfully for decades as reported by the US Surgeon General’s office (1999) and by the American Academy of Pediatrics (2007), reaffirmed (2010):

The effectiveness of ABA-based . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Research Progress To Date In Two Words: Lovaas, ABA

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor Debunks TWO Autism Myths Eh!

Yesterday was Canada Day and Conor sported his Team Canada shirt to celebrate.  He also debunked not one but TWO autism myths.  Conor has received ABA based intervention at school for 8 years.  Yet, contrary to the myth that ABA causes discomfort and harm to persons with autism disorders,  Conor shows his terrific smiles . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor Debunks TWO Autism Myths Eh!

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: ASfAR Early Autism Intervention Review: ABA Only Autism Intervention to Receive Highest Rating of E: Established Based on Evidence

The Australasian Society for Autism Research has just released “A Review of the Research to Identify the Most Effective Models of Practice in Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders” which assesses the research evidence in support of the various early autism interventions and rates the interventions according to the level of . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: ASfAR Early Autism Intervention Review: ABA Only Autism Intervention to Receive Highest Rating of E: Established Based on Evidence

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: ABA Treatment for Autism: America Leads, Lets Catch Up Canada, Lets Get Moving Again!!

At one time the argument might have been made that Canada led North America in terms of provision of evidence based treatment for autism.  Strong parent advocacy had made gains in encouraging provincial governments in British Columbia, Alberta and New Brunswick to provide Applied Behavior Analysis treatment. Our federal government, however, refused to get . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: ABA Treatment for Autism: America Leads, Lets Catch Up Canada, Lets Get Moving Again!!

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: US Federal Judge: ABA Proven and Highly Effective Treatment of Children with Autism

It is hard to believe that in 2012 a government agency with responsibilities for the provision or administration of health care could take the position that ABA is an “unproven” treatment for autism.  That was the justification though of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration in refusing to provide Medicaid coverage for ABA . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: US Federal Judge: ABA Proven and Highly Effective Treatment of Children with Autism