New Autism Funding Coming To Ontario Schools

School boards will get funding, subsidize and autism spectrum disorder qualification course

The province has unveiled new financial support for schools that will welcome children with autism.

School boards will get an average of $12,300 for each new student with autism spectrum disorder and the government will fully subsidize an autism spectrum disorder qualification course for teachers.

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Education Minister Lisa Thompson says an after-school skills development pilot project for students with autism will be expanded to all 72 school boards.

Parents and educators have been raising the alarm about what the autism funding changes will mean for the school system. They’re concerned that already-stretched educational assistant resources will be spread even thinner.

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