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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Manitoba Autism Crisis Demonstrates Need For A REAL Canadian National Autism Strategy

Canada, despite a private members motion championed by the late Fredericton MP Andy Scott and Nova Scotia MP Peter Stoffer which called for one, does not have a REAL National Autism Strategy.  The failure to enact a REAL National Autism Strategy means that in some provinces very few autistic children receive intensive early ABA . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Manitoba Autism Crisis Demonstrates Need For A REAL Canadian National Autism Strategy

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: JAMA Study: $2.4 Milliion (US) Lifetime Cost of Care for Person with Autism and Intellectual Disability

JAMA study points out US lifetime costs of care for a person with autism disorder and intellectual disability will approximate $2.4 million US (ASD W/Out ID #1.4 million). For children special education and parental productivity loss were largest cost components. For adults residential care, supportive living accommodation individual productivity loss and much higher productivity . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: JAMA Study: $2.4 Milliion (US) Lifetime Cost of Care for Person with Autism and Intellectual Disability

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: NDP Calls for Restored Funding for Autism Early Intervention Centres

Many thanks to Dominic Cardy, Kelly Lamrock, Amanda Diggins and the NDP who understand the essential point of any early autism intervention policy – ensuring that autistic preschoolers receive proper evidence based early intervention from properly trained staff providing well planned intervention.  Punishing the kids by reducing or eliminating their treatment  because agencies and/or . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: NDP Calls for Restored Funding for Autism Early Intervention Centres

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autistic Children Need Help, Not Delays: Toronto Star Editorial

In Autistic Children Need Help, Not Delays The Toronto Star has spoken out clearly in support of children with autism disorders in Ontario. The Star’s message applies in most jurisdictions across Canada.  While the Star focuses on Ontario the same logic applies across Canada. Canadians and some conscientious, concerned political leaders including the . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autistic Children Need Help, Not Delays: Toronto Star Editorial

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: 2 Harmful Acts: Autism Hate Letter And CHEO Removing Autistic Child With GDD From Early Intervention Program

The notorious autism hate letter that targeted an Ontario family and their autistic child has sparked horror and outrage around the world.  As the father of a 17 year old son with severe autistic disorder, profound developmental delays and tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures I recoiled when I heard the news of this hateful act . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: 2 Harmful Acts: Autism Hate Letter And CHEO Removing Autistic Child With GDD From Early Intervention Program

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Thank You Again Shawn Graham For Helping NB Children With Autism

In the pictures above Shawn Graham makes a financial commitment to helping NB’s autistic children and signs the cast of then Autism Society New Brunswick President Lila Barry.  In the bottom picture he and former Fredericton MP Andy Scott, also a strong advocate for autistic children,  participated in the grand opening of . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Thank You Again Shawn Graham For Helping NB Children With Autism

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Medicare’s Orphans: Autism and Civil Rights Activist David Marley and The Fight For a National Autism Strategy

Medicare for Autism Now! has released episode 10 of our “Medicare’s Orphans” web-series. This episode features Medicare for Autism Now, Civil Rights Now and co-producer of “Medicare’s Orphans”, David Marley. David is a former trial lawyer and lo… . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Medicare’s Orphans: Autism and Civil Rights Activist David Marley and The Fight For a National Autism Strategy