Feb 2, 2020, (Canada) CTV News: Parents mark one year of cuts to autism funding on the eve of teacher strikes https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/news/parents-mark-one-year-of-cuts-to-autism-funding-on-the-eve-of-teacher-strikes-1.4794182 Parents of children with autism are marking one year since cuts were made to Ontario’s autism funding. Dozens rallied with supporters outside the office of MPP Lisa MacLeod, who was Social Services Minister at the time…. Many parents, some with more than one child on the autism spectrum say their family has spent the last year in ‘crisis mode’…. Current Children, Community and Social Services Minister Todd Smith had announced the government would be bringing back a needs-based program for children with autism that would be phased in over two years. It was supposed to be running by April 2020, but the government announced in December there would be a delay….
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