Ottawa Rally: Kids can’t wait for autism services!

Thursday, August 15, 2019
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join community members and autism therapy providers from OPSEU Local 474 in Ottawa to tell the Ford government:

Kids with autism can’t wait any longer for autism therapy. Kids need publicly-delivered autism services now!

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Place: Outside the Ontario Government building, 347 Preston Street, Ottawa

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A year of wasted time and mismanagement

The Ford government’s changes to the Ontario Autism Program has caused enormous distress to families, and forced them to take to the streets to demand what their children need. Now the government is backtracking – but their new plan is short on details and doesn’t come into effect until April 2020.

Children with autism need:

  • Consistent and reliable autism services provided by caring professionals
  • High-quality, needs-based, PUBLIC autism services administered by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Public services are best

The best way to provide autism care is through public services. They cost less, they’re accessible to everyone, and save the government money in the long run. Let’s tell the Ford government to put people before profits!

For more information, please contact OPSEU Local 474 President Shaun Reid at

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