Navigation Links
Ontario Continues Support for Autistic Children

The Ontario Court of Appeal has passed a ruling on the provision of support and services for children and youth with autism.//

According to Mary Anne Chambers, Ontario's Minister of Children and Youth Services, while there exists some confusion over what this would spell for the families of autistic children, the Ontario government has made it clear that it will continue to provide support and services to autistic children regardless of age. The government has been building and improving services for autistic children from the time they are diagnosed, all through their school years to help meet their changing needs.

She said that last week's court ruling only confirmed that it was the government and not the court, that has the jurisdiction to determine how government resources are best allocated. The Ontario government has been conducting assessments of the needs of autistic children and youth consistently since last July and kids have not been discharged from services on the basis of age.

Chambers praised the McGuinty government for having almost doubled its investment in services for autistic children and their families to more than $112 million annually since taking office in 2003. She said that 110 new therapists have been hired, increasing the number of children receiving Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI) therapy to 795 as of March 2006.

She claimed that in June, the government has invested an additional $13.1 million to deliver IBI to at least 120 more children and also provide additional supports to the affected and their families.

She has also claimed that since 2004, the number of children waiting for assessments has been reduced by 68 per cent. This would represent a significant progress because once an assessment of autism was made, a treatment plan can be designed, and the child and family can begin to receive support.

Chambers has also stated that the government is investing in research to make more information available about the most appropriate support and services for children with autism.

The government has also recently announced a partnership with the Geneva Centre for Autism to train early childhood educators, 5,000 educational assistants and 1,600 child-care workers. Last year an Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program in Autism and Behavioral Science was created with an aim of increasing the number of qualified autism professionals.

Last spring the first batch of 100 graduates completed the program and by next year it is expected that another 200 graduates will be available to support autistic children.


Related medicine news :

1. Nurses In Ontario demands Safe Disposable Needles
2. Ontario Institute for Cancer Research is funded $142 million
3. Students wants to extent Tution waiver in Ontario
4. Patients In Ontario Wait Longer For Treatment
5. Ontario Unprepared To Deal With Flu Pandemic
6. Ontario’s Entire Drug System Undergoes a Revam
7. Chemotherapy Queues in Ontario Stay Steady
8. Ontario Ranks Highest in Free Bird Flu Vaccination Rates
9. Ontario minister seconds patient-pay plan for expensive cancer drugs
10. Ontario Medical Association Planning To Lure Back Expat Doctors
11. Ontario Addresses Shortage of Transplant Organs
Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," ... on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian ... On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers ... a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... LA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet ... in the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, ... occupy the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present ... the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa Mohebi, the Los ... article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal section, featuring articles ... procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , Dr. Mohebi says ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)...   Montrium , an industry leader in ... IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness Conference ... Clinical Services has selected eTMF Connect ... EastHORN, a leading European contract research organization (CRO), ... to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve compliance ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical ... device industry is in an odd place.  The industry ... excise tax on medical device sales passed along with ... patients, increased visits and hospital customers with the funding ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., ... analytics, today announced that it has been ranked #1 by ... Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized ... for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds and ... Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: