Doug Ford’s New Autism Program May Take Key Decisions Out of the Hands of Medical Experts, Advocates Warn

Advocates are warning that the Ontario government’s latest plan for managing support services for autistic children could take key decisions over care and funding out of the hands of medical professionals and parents.

In December 2020, Ford’s Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services released guidelines for independent agencies looking to secure contracts to run Ontario’s autism program, including managing waitlists, funding allocations and a “needs-based assessment process.”

https://pressprogress.ca/doug-fords-new-autism-program-may-take-key-decisions-out-of-the-hands-of-medical-experts-advocates-warn/

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