The Minister of Child and Youth Services recently made an announcement that indicates that families who are receiving the $8000 $10000 funding will continue to receive direct funding until the child is picked up in the new Ontario Autism Program. In addition, families will be given a choice of Direct Funding in the Ontario Autism Program. Read it here.
IBI is launching three new ABA programs:
1. ABA Parenting Modules
ABA Parenting Module 1: Teaching Your Child To Follow Requests
ABA Parenting Module 2: Teaching Your Child To Communicate
ABA Parenting Module 3: Teaching Your Child To Be Toilet Trained
The Translantional Neurodegeneration journal published a paper titled "Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young African American boys: a reanalysis of CDC data". The paper claimed to find a link between Autism and the MMR vaccine, however, it has been removed from the Translational Neurodegeneration website due to "serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions." Click here to read the full report and other retracted papers from 2014.
Families of children with Autism are frustrated at the long waitlists and red tape preventing their children from receiving specialized services. Reports indicate a crisis at every stage of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. Read more here.