The Ford Government now says it will consult with parents of children of autism regarding changes to autism support programs.
“Nobody should underestimate the challenges that families of children with autism face. As a government we want to be there for them,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. “We have been listening to families and have heard the concerns they want
The consultations will be conducted online and through telephone town hall sessions during the month of May.
In addition, a new advisory panel will be made up of parents with lived experience, autistic adults and experts from a range of disciplines like psychology,
The government expects to announce further supports in the fall, that will build on previously announced reforms for autism services, including in the classroom.