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Families, advocates of kids with autism protest changes to funding at Ontario legislature

Families, advocates of kids with autism protest changes to funding at Ontario legislature

Hundreds of families and advocates of children with autism protested on the lawn of the Ontario legislature to urge the government to reverse changes to the autism program. Children, Community and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod announced last month that in order to clear a waiting list of 23,000 children, kids with autism would receive direct funding to pay for treatment. Parents are calling for the funding to be based on children's individual needs, instead of just their age.

The Canadian Press