My Son Conor Wore The Blue on World Autism Awareness Day I understand some of the criticisms of the day and of thinking that wearing a color in itself creates autism awareness but as long as people raise real autism awareness of the challenges of autism disorders and the related conditions from which . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Severe Autism With Intellectual Disability And Epilepsy Can Be Tough But It’s Still a Wonderful World
Conor a year ago at the local ICU where he stayed for 6 days while the ICU professionals worked to save his life and return him to us in good health after a serious adverse reaction to his seizure medications. Other parents of children with severe autism disorders and intellectual disabilities should be . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: IDEA Disorder, Intellectual Disability-Epilepsy-Autism Disorder, On World Autism Awareness Day
October is Autism Awareness Month in Canada. You would never know it based on the contribution made by Canada’s federal government which has taken a strict, division of constitutional jurisdiction, approach to autism disorders in Canada. In other words it has said that addressing Canada’s growing National Autism Crisis is not a concern . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: October is Autism Awareness Month in Canada, Canadian Government Still Doing Nothing Eh Mike Lake?
If past is prologue very little awareness of the harsher realities of autism symptoms will be generated on this WAAD, April 2, 2013. Next year, in 2014, and for years thereafter, the streamlined DSM5 autism will also eliminate many on the very high functioning and low functioning ends of the autism spectrum. It is . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: World Autism Awareness Day 2014
On November 1, 2012 Canada passed An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day an Act with a great preamble which provides for absolutely no action to ensure that effective evidence based early intervention for autism would be provided to all Canadian families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Talk, and rhetoric, is cheap. Intervention . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Canada’s World Autism Awareness Day Act: Great Preamble, Zero Action
Edmonton MP Mike Lake, whom I have met (at IMFAR 2012 in Toronto) and communicated with a few times about autism in Canada, have different perspectives on the proper role for Canada’s national government in addressing Canada’s autism crisis. The government of Stephen Harper, of which Mike Lake is a member, is not a . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Jaden Lake’s Autism on the Hill Rally – Well Done Jaden!