Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Medicare’s Orphans: Jean Lewis On The Struggle for Autism Treatment In Canada

The video and clip below are from the Medicare for Autism Now web site and feature MFAN co-founder Jean Lewis, one of Canada’s foremost autism advocates, providing an articulate, personally informed summary of the struggle for autism treatment in Canada.   Jean keeps the discussion on a non-partisan level and discusses the fight to end ...

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 long-time political activist. In this 25 minute interview, he discusses why it is crucial for Canadians, particularly parents ...

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Lia Marinoiu On Life With Simon; Her Brother With Severe Autism Disorder

“Lia Marinoiu lives in the Toronto area. She is an extremely mature and articulate 19 year old sister of her untreated, severely autistic younger brother. She describes the impact on every facet of her life, currently and in the future, of growing up with an untreated sibling. She offers straight talk about the failures of ...

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Medicare for Autism Now: Shelley Davis Behavioural Consultant and Attorney

From the Medicare for Autism Now web site and the film Medicare’s Orphans: A Film About the Fight to Get Healthcare for Children with Autism in Canada an interview with Shelley Davis: Shelley Davis is a US based Behavioural Consultant who has consulted to BC families for the last 15 years. She is also a practicing ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Parents: "You Need To Take Your Heart In Your Teeth And Go On … And Go On"

“For those parents who say they are too broke and too tired…you need to take your heart in your teeth and go on…and go on….”  Stefan Marinoiu, Medicare’s Orphans David Marley, Simon Marinoiu, Jean Lewis, 2008 The above comment by Stefan Marinoiu, father of a severely autistic son, Simon Marinoiu,  is great advice for parents ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Medicare Coverage of ABA Treatment for Autism Is Important Because …

Please watch Medicare’s Orphans which details the fight for inclusion of health care treatment for autism disorders in Medicare in Canada and specifically the fight for medicare coverage of ABA. The medicare coverage of  ABA treatment for autism disorders is important because: The effectiveness of ABA-based intervention in ASDs has been well documented through 5 decades ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Medicare’s Orphans and The Supreme Court of Canada’s Failure to Protect Children with Autism Disorders

On November 1, 2011 the film Medicare’s Orphans was released by Medicare for Autism NOW! It is an excellent presentation of the history of the fight for medicare coverage of autism treatment in Canada and includes comments about the Supreme Court of Canada’s monumental failure, in the Auton decision,  to ensure that Canadian governments provide ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Medicare’s Orphans: The Fight for Healthcare for Children with Autism Disorders

The film Medicare’s Orphans – A film about the fight to get healthcare for children with autism in Canada  is now available online.  I encourage everyone with an interest in autism disorders, anyone interested in advocating for treatment and cure for this serious neurological disorder to view this film. I make a few appearances in this film. It ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Determined Autism Advocates Jean Lewis & David Marley Fight for Medicare Coverage for Autism Disorders

David Marley and Jean Lewis of Medicare for Autism Now! Oakville, Ontario, 2008 David Marley and Jean Lewis of Medicare for Autism NOW! have been fighting for medicare coverage of evidence based treatment for autism disorders for many years.  I first met them in Halifax in May, 2007 and again in Oakville and Toronto in ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Medicare’s Orphans Trailer 1: The Hudson Family Sacrifice for their Child with Autism

This video is the first trailer for Medicare’s Orphans by Medicare for Autism Now! which will examine Canada’s shameful exclusion of autism treatment from Medicare coverage and the consequences for autistic children and their families. It provides a brief overview of the sacrifices made by the Hudson family, of the greater Toronto area,  to help ...