Ontario is Working Towards a Needs-Based and Sustainable Autism Program

TORONTO — Ontario is continuing to listen to families of children with autism and the Autism Advisory Panel. Based on their feedback, the province is expanding the scope of the autism expert panel to provide advice on what a new needs-based and sustainable autism program would look like. To facilitate that work, Ontario is extending […]

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Ontario changes course on unpopular autism funding model, minister announces

After months of protests and outrage, the province’s Progressive Conservative government will pivot away from its controversial autism funding model, Social Services Minister Todd Smith said on Monday. In an announcement, Smith acknowledged that this February’s autism revamp — which gave families a fixed amount of money determined by their income and their child’s age — wasn’t working. […]

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