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 itself delve into ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Election 2014: Will Severely Autistic Adults Continue to Suffer Under An Alward Government As They Have Since 2010?

New Brunswick has made progress in early intervention and student autism services but adult autistic needs, particularly severely autistic adults, have been ignored, completely ignored during the last 4 years.  The article below originally appeared during the last provincial election period posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.   Zero progress, absolutely zero progress has been seen ...

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 in ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: New Brunswick is a Canadian (and North American) Leader In Early Autism Intervention and School Autism Services

New Brunswick is a Canadian, and North American,  leader in early autism intervention and school autism services.  I do not doubt that that statement is enough to prompt a retort from many jurisdictions.  New Brunswick is not one of the wealthiest jurisdictions in Canada, let alone North America, but the fact is that New Brunswick ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: 10 Years of NB Government Inaction On Adult Autism Care: Is It Possible Our Elected Leaders Just Don’t Care?

It is increasingly difficult to be polite when discussing the lack of compassion demonstrated by NB governments towards New Brunswick’s adult autism population. As the letter from Gary Mayes to the Telegraph Journal in 2005 demonstrates, after two years, at that time, of flat refusals to act, the refusal of our governments to address adult ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Will New Brunswick Ever Act To Provide Adult Autism Residential Care?

The Campbellton Based Restigouche Psychiatric Hospital  is the Only NB Based Residential Care Option for Severely  Autistic Adults in New Brunswick June 22, 2013 David Alward, Premier’s Council on Status of Disabled Persons  Hugh J Flemming, Minister of Health  Madeline Dube, Minister of Social Development  Dorothy Shephard, Minister of Healthy and Inclusive Communities  Dear Premier Alward ...

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 Executive Director ...

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 meeting to ...

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Great Autism News in New Brunswick!

Great autism news in New Brunswick as the UNB-CEL Autism Intervention Training Program is being made available for the public.  (Applications available online.) The college program has previously been recommended by US autism experts Dr. Eric Larsson and Dr. David Celiberti. Dr. Celiberti in particular is very familiar with the program and had recommended the ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Thank You To All Who Were Involved With NB`s Incredible Autism Success Story: The UNB-CEL Autism Intervention Training Program

The foundation for the gains that have been made in New Brunswick over the past several years has been dismantled and shut down for good. The screen image above is what I found when I did a search of the University of New Brunswick web site looking to see what, if any, course would still be ...