Austim Parents Head to Queens Park

Yesterday over 200 parents made their way to Queens Park with the intentions of making their voices heard.  And they did indeed. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-autism-program-1.3532775 When the province of Ontario outlined its 2016 budget, it announced funding of $333 M per year for a new Autism program.  That announcement was met with enthusiasm from thousands of parents…

Project Autism – I CAN Programs

My good friend Patrick Lee wanted me to pass this along for information. Project Autism is providing a number of “I CAN” programs for children who are on the autism spectrum. Here is the link to the programs starting in this month and in July as well. Take some time to take a look at…

Navigating Through The Fog – Part 4 of 4

Lack of autism support frustrates families Final installment in the four-part Metroland series, Navigating Through the Fog “It doesn’t have to be the worst diagnosis in the world when your child has autism; it can be that your child has unique needs and perhaps unique abilities that other children don’t have.” – Lizanne Rowe Resources…

Navigating Through The Fog – Part 3 of 4

Unlocking autism mystery with diet, programs Part three of the four-part Metroland series, Navigating Through the Fog ERIC RIEHL / OAKVILLE… Somewhere in Ontario, a child would rather line up his toy cars than navigate them through an invisible maze. Somewhere in Ontario, a mother looks at her child and instinctively wonders. A doctor tells…

Navigating Through The Fog Part 2 – Autism Awareness

Here is the second part of a 4 part series printed in the Milton Canadian Champion about Autism awareness.  The topic is about something that every parent of children with ASD has to deal with every day!  The financial burden on these families is staggering.  There is treatment and counselling available, but it does come…

A Halloween Message For All

Thanks to my friend Melissa who posted this on Facebook today.  It speaks volumes to help raise awareness of Autism and Aspergers Syndrome.  Please keep this message in mind for Halloween Night this year and every day of the year.

Navigating Through The Fog – Autism Awareness

As those who know me, they know that raising awareness for Autism is important to me and my family.  Many people have asked why.  Do your kids have autism they ask?  The answer is thankfully no.  But that doesn’t mean someone who I know and care about isn’t affected by autism. One in 88 kids…