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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: REMINDER: Autism Society New Brunswick Meeting This Saturday 1:00 Room 303 Tilley Hall UNB Fredericton

REMINDER of ASNB meeting THIS Saturday At 1 PM.

 ASNB family ADVOCACY is responsible for the early intervention program recognized as an evidence based North American model.

Our efforts also led to several hundred autism trained TA’s in the school system and for keeping the Stan Cassidy autism team operating after it had been closed.

. . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: REMINDER: Autism Society New Brunswick Meeting This Saturday 1:00 Room 303 Tilley Hall UNB Fredericton

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Society New Brunswick Meeting May 23 UNB Fredericton Tilley Hall Room 303

UNB Fredericton,  South Side Fredericton  Tilley Hall, RH Side Looking Down Hill From  Harriet Irving LibraryJust Pass Singer Hall Tilley Hall Room 303 Saturday May 23 Time To Be Announced As indicated above the Autism Society New Brunswick will meet Saturday May 23, 2015 at Room 303, Tilley Hall, UNB Fredericton at a . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Society New Brunswick Meeting May 23 UNB Fredericton Tilley Hall Room 303

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Society NB Meeting This May, Still Focused On Evidence and Results, Still Operating As An Independent, Informed Voice for Autism Services in NB

If you are the parent of an autistic child receiving early evidence based autism intervention at one of the government recognized autism intervention centres you are able to do so because of the advocacy of the Autism Society New Brunswick.   If your sons and daughters in NB schools have access to education . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Society NB Meeting This May, Still Focused On Evidence and Results, Still Operating As An Independent, Informed Voice for Autism Services in NB

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Severely Autistic NB Youths & Adults Need Special Treatment & Residential Care After Age 16

From: luigi.rocca Date: 07/08/05 09:32:22

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Cc: abowie2408; dav.lin; deversandy; hammelhome; hchamb; lbrry; nancybl; yolandep

Subject: Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation

 Dear Minister Robichaud:

It has come to our attention that officials at the Stan . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Severely Autistic NB Youths & Adults Need Special Treatment & Residential Care After Age 16

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: NB’ers with Severe Autism Disorders Are Not Included in New Brunswick’s "Inclusive Community"

New Brunswick’s “inclusive” “community living” model is not a bridge to a better life for adults with autism disorders.  There are huge gaps in the model.  Group home staff are not autism trained and are not professionally supervised.  Those who don’ fit in, including those with severe autism disorders are excluded, banished to live . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: NB’ers with Severe Autism Disorders Are Not Included in New Brunswick’s "Inclusive Community"

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: What an Autism Training Commitment Actually Looks Like

Above former Premier Shawn Graham, a true friend of autistic kids in NB,  and the late Fredericton MP Andy Scott a tenacious advocate for autistic children in Ottawa enjoying some time with the kids at Autism Intervention Services Fredericton Some parents of autistic children in the Fredericton area are satisfied with statements from some . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: What an Autism Training Commitment Actually Looks Like

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: They Just Don’t Give A Damn: 2007 Adult Autism Care and Treatment In New Brunswick Was Abysmal – 2014 Nothing Has Changed, Still Abysmal

Following this comment is a re-posting of a comment I posted on this site 7 years ago in 2007 about the abysmal state of autism youth and adult residential care and treatment in New Brunswick, Canada. 7 years later and nothing has changed. Well, one thing has changed, a very important part of my life . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: They Just Don’t Give A Damn: 2007 Adult Autism Care and Treatment In New Brunswick Was Abysmal – 2014 Nothing Has Changed, Still Abysmal

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Adult Autism Care in New Brunswick: An Open Letter to Premier David Alward

  May 6, 2013

Honourable Premier David Alward Respected Cabinet Ministers and Party Leaders Dear Premier Alward

I am the Acting President of the Autism Society New Brunswick  and a parent that was involved, with many  other parents, in the advocacy that led to the establishment of the UNB-CEL autism intervention training program, . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Adult Autism Care in New Brunswick: An Open Letter to Premier David Alward

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Jody Carr Opens a Dialogue with the Autism Society New Brunswick

L: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Jody Carr R: Autism Society New Brunswick Acting President Harold Doherty

The Autism Society New Brunswick meeting last Saturday March 23, 2013 was scheduled to be a regular meeting with election of a new Board of Directors and routine business.  That plan was changed, the . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Jody Carr Opens a Dialogue with the Autism Society New Brunswick

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: New Brunswick’s Extreme Inclusion Fantasy Harms Some Children With Severe Autism Challenges

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Jody Carr   EECD/NBACL Event Focus on Inclusion: Walking in our shoes. Minister Carr spoke for 40 minutes, repeating the word  inclusion 30 – 40 times but never mentioning  evidence based  accommodation of individual needs and challenges 

Premier David Alward’s government has transferred control over New Brunswick education policies and . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: New Brunswick’s Extreme Inclusion Fantasy Harms Some Children With Severe Autism Challenges

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Off To The Autism Resources Miramichi AGM!

I am thrilled to be heading off shortly for Miramichi to attend the Annual General Meeting  of Autism Resources Miramichi Inc. at 139 Duke St. Starting at 12:00 noon.   ARM has been kind enough to offer me an opportunity to speak and provide an overview of the history of autism advocacy in . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Off To The Autism Resources Miramichi AGM!

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Talking Autism In New Brunswick With NDP Leader Dominic Cardy

Together with New Brunswick’s foremost autism expert, clinical psychologist and UNB Professor Emeritus (Psychology) Paul McDonnell,  I enjoyed a visit to NB NDP headquarters on Prospect Street in Fredericton this afternoon for a direct, candid and open minded discussion about autism services in New Brunswick with NDP leader Dominic Cardy and NB NDP . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Talking Autism In New Brunswick With NDP Leader Dominic Cardy

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: No Meaningful Inclusion, No Community Living for NB Youth and Adults With Severe Autism Challenges

                                              Resigchouche Regional Hospital Centre

As an Autism Society New Brunswick representative I attended a meeting held at the Restigouche Regional Hospital Centre a few years ago to participate in a . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: No Meaningful Inclusion, No Community Living for NB Youth and Adults With Severe Autism Challenges

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Autism Society New Brunswick Invitation to Premier Alward, Ministers, Opposition Leaders to Attend ASNB AGM

February 7, 2013

Dear Honourable Premier Alward,  Honourable Ministers,  Respected Leaders of the Liberal, NDP and Green Parties of New Brunswick You are all respectfully invited to attend the 2013 annual meeting of the Autism Society New Brunswick scheduled for March 23, 2012 commencing at 12:30 at MacLaggan Hall, UNB Fredericton.  The . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Autism Society New Brunswick Invitation to Premier Alward, Ministers, Opposition Leaders to Attend ASNB AGM

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Autism Society New Brunswick Meeting March 23 MacLaggan Hall UNB Fredericton

Autism Society New Brunswick  Annual General Meeting March 23, 2013, 12:30 pm MacLaggan Hall, UNB Fredericton Room 53 Anyone with an interest in, or affected by, autism in New Brunswick is invited to attend the annual general meeting of the Autism Society New Brunswick.  The meeting is being held at MacLaggan Hall, UNB . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Autism Society New Brunswick Meeting March 23 MacLaggan Hall UNB Fredericton

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Society New Brunswick 2005 Submission to the MacKay Inclusive Education NB Review

May 24, 2005

   AWM Legal Consulting Inc.7071 Bayers Road R.P.O. box 22076Halifax,  Nova Scotia  B3L 4T7  To Whom It May Concern: The following  is Autism Society of New Brunswick’s submission to the Inclusive Education: A Review of Programming and Services in New Brunswick committee.    Thank you, Luigi Rocca President, ASNB              “If a . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Society New Brunswick 2005 Submission to the MacKay Inclusive Education NB Review

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: What Do NB Teachers Really Think About The Porter-NBACL Full Inclusion Model?

What do New Brunswick teachers really think about the full inclusion model  which has been pushed relentlessly in NB schools by Gordon Porter and the New Brunswick Association for Community Living since the mid-1980’s? The truth is many teachers recognize that extreme, everyone in the regular classroom inclusion does not work.  Teachers know . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: What Do NB Teachers Really Think About The Porter-NBACL Full Inclusion Model?

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Society NB Meeting Was A Huge Success!

After the Meeting: Time for Some Chat  Kim McKeigan  Liz McDonnell  Lila Barry  Harold Doherty  Ricky Barry Brent Barry  Ricky Barry  Harold  Doherty It was great having Ricky at the meeting,  a smart young man who made some good points Good turnout at the ASNB meeting yesterday despite the flooding conditions present in western . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Society NB Meeting Was A Huge Success!

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Erosion of New Brunswick’s Autism Gains: We Can’t Just Stand By and Let It Happen!

New Brunswick made substantial progress in providing services to autistic pre-schoolers and students over the previous 10 years. Those gains are now being eroded. Eroded may be to gentle a way to describe what is happening.  Those gains are being dismantled completely.   The basis for the gains made in providing autism services in . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Erosion of New Brunswick’s Autism Gains: We Can’t Just Stand By and Let It Happen!