Wellington - Halton Hills

Ava and Esme Evans

Hello, my name is Michele Evans I am the mother of five beautiful daughters, two of which have autism. I am here today to fight for them and all of our children. The Autism program in Ontario is not a partisan issue and has been ongoing for families like mine for a very long time Ava, who was diagnosed in 2010 at five years old and was placed on a waiting list. It wasn’t for therapy but for an assessment to see if she was eligible for IBI. Two years later we were told that Ava was too disabled to benefit from IBI. ...

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Curtis - 15 years old

My 15 year old son has been waiting for his next round of therapy from Kerry's Autism Services since before the conservatives took office. He is high-functioning (mild to moderate autism) but has benefited greatly in the past by friendship skills group or communication skills. I understand that there are kids on the waiting list but to take away from those that are already getting services to give to those that aren't getting any doesn't make any sense to me. I understand the concept of take from the "rich" to give to the "poor" - but to take from the ...

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