Parents with autistic children ‘cautiously optimistic’ at new funding approach Social Sharing

A Sudbury dad says he’s impressed that the government is listening.

Sean Staddon, part of the Northern Ontario Autism Alliance, said proposed changes to the province’s funding model for families with autistic children were too fast, and would leave many parents scrambling to find services for their kids.

Staddon was, however, encouraged by the government’s willingness to go back to the drawing board.

“The new tone by the minister acknowledges those feelings when you ignore someone’s anxiety,” Staddon said. “It really just amped up more and it and it creates a lot of stress for the parents, who don’t know what they’re going to do.”

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