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Monday
Jun082015

Support Families to Meet their Needs- All Families. 

We need to move towards a National and truly diverse and inclusive holistic intervention funding system for those with all disabilities. No one should have to move across provincial lines to access services for their child. We have National Health Care and we need National Disability Supports.

There is no legitimate justification for the differentiation between disease and disability in the context of Canadian Care. The BC Auton Supreme Court challenge brought by the ABA-IBI movement played a strong role in dividing the autism communities based on choice of effective intervention modality, and the resulting court ruling that left funding to the discretion of the provinces has been to the detriment of the vast majority. It's time to move beyond these unfortunate situations that govern our present and move forward towards the adoption of a National Funding Program for Developmental Disabilities based on the principles of Diversity and Inclusion.

Until then, we need to support parents in finding and creating innovative and diverse programing that best fits the needs of their family member with autism consistent with family values.