Reverse cruel cuts to the autism program

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goal: 1,500
An email just leaked but sent last September reveals that Ontario Children Minister Lisa MacLeod directed the Ontario autism program to stop accepting kids into their critical support system indefinitely, even if space became available. [1]

What could be more heartless than that? She’s been forcing families in dire need of help with the growth and learning for their vulnerable children with autism to unnecessarily fend for themselves, completely unaware they had no hope of getting support. 

Sources interpret the secret service freeze as a plot to inflate the waitlist, using the vast number of families with an increasingly desperate need for services as justification for the ministry’s recent overhaul of the autism program, which experts say actually amounts to sweeping cuts that ignore evidence and expert advice. [2][3]

Families of kids with autism have been protesting the Ford government’s actions on this file for weeks. If we can amplify their voices with a huge petition demanding they stop the freeze and reverse the cuts, our combined pressure could get them to do it. Will you add your name now so families of kids with autism don’t have to suffer without support any longer? 

To: Doug Ford

Stop the waitlist freeze for accepting new children with autism into the autism program and reverse the cuts to the autism program.

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