Autism advocates calling for Ontario to adopt full program reset laid out in PC MPP's review - 2019-07-01

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F132.png Autism advocates calling for Ontario to adopt full program reset laid out in PC MPP's review July 1, 2019, Caroline Alphonso, Globe and Mail

Ontario autism advocates are pushing the Progressive Conservative government to adopt a review by one of its own members that called for a full reset of the autism program and validated their concerns that Queen's Park was spreading misinformation.

The internal review, obtained last week by The Globe and Mail through an anonymous source, said the government's tone on the autism file has been "less than ideal" and a reset is required that is "predicated on accurate and non-confrontational messaging."

The Globe first reported on Friday that Toronto-area MPP Roman Baber found that the government knowingly inflated the number of children waiting for therapy to 23,000 in order to justify its changes to the autism program; that figure was reiterated by Premier Doug Ford last week.

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{{cite news | first = Caroline | last = Alphonso | author2 = Laura Stone | title = Autism advocates calling for Ontario to adopt full program reset laid out in PC MPP's review | url = https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-autism-advocates-calling-for-ontario-to-adopt-full-program-reset-laid/ | work = Globe and Mail | date = July 1, 2019 | accessdate = July 3, 2019 }}