Day 173: An Ontario Autism Program announcement that announced little

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APRIL 2020?!? IS THIS A JOKE?!?!

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  • Any indication of how this new program will actually work (beyond that it will be “needs based”).
  • Any additional transparency, outside of the new start date and the extensions of existing service plans.
  • An apology.

Moffatt’s Five (Plus One) Ontario Autism Program Asks

  1. Abolish the colossally wasteful ‘Childhood Budget’. Services must be determined and provided on the basis of clinical need, not capped by age or any other factor, with service providers directly funded through OHIP.
  2. Develop a system of strict regulation, regular audits and a standard rate card for autism service providers.
  3. Reinstate the system of ‘first come, first served’ for autism services, with monthly public reports on the size of, and average waiting time for, each individual waiting list.
  4. Produce and release a comprehensive plan, with key performance indicators, to increase capacity in the autism services system.
  5. Provide and release a comprehensive plan, with key performance indicators, to provide support for students with autism in schools.
  6. Issue a formal apology, by the Premier, to the children of Ontario, for the bullying, abuse, and insults they have endured from his government.

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Senior Director, Smart Prosperity. Assistant Prof, Ivey Business School. Exhausted but happy Dad of 2 wonderful kids with autism. I used to do other stuff.

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Mike Moffatt

Mike Moffatt

Senior Director, Smart Prosperity. Assistant Prof, Ivey Business School. Exhausted but happy Dad of 2 wonderful kids with autism. I used to do other stuff.

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