Jun 08, 2017
By Michael Kramer
A “new-improved” autism program is coming to Ontario – and it’s expected to go a lot smoother than the Liberal government’s last attempt – which angered thousands of families – and engendered large protests.
The new program begins on June 26th.
And unlike the bungled rollout last year – intensive therapy will not be limited to children under five – with the government working toward fully implementing the program by the spring of 2018.
Ontario Autism Coalition president Bruce McIntosh says the key difference this time is that families and advocates were involved in developing the program – which includes many elements that families have been urging the government to implement – for 12 years.