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(Canada) Que: Parents plan to sue over lack of services/waiting lists for disabled kids

April 15, 2018, (Canada) CBC: Parents of children with autism announce plan to take legal action against government http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/crarr-autism-spectrum-disorder-1.4620740 … Taboada is part of a group of Quebec parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are planning to take legal action against the Quebec government in an effort to improve services and access to them. … The parents are planning to sue various government institutions, such as school boards and health care institutions. They will either file individual complaints of systemic discrimination with the Quebec Human Rights Commission, or eventually, a class action lawsuit. 'Very anxious about the future' Taboada's greatest concern is her son's future. Her 17-year-old has been on multiple waiting lists for special services and has been bounced around the public school system. Children with special needs stay in school until they are 21, but after that, Taboada said she has no real options — a lack of day centres and huge waiting lists make her worry that her son will lose everything he learned in school just sitting at home. … Though the province invested $29 million into an action plan to improve autism services nearly a year ago, these parents say they haven't seen any change and that it's simply not enough money. … Spokesperson for Quebec's Public Health Ministry Alexandra Régis said the increase in autism rates has made it difficult to deliver services. …