Taylor Allen taught her younger brother Alex how to talk, walk and crawl. These may sounds like normal duties for an older sister, but if your brother has high-functioning autism like Alex, things can sometimes go a little differently.
John Rutledge felt overwhelmed. He had experienced the sleepless nights, changing diapers, finding that one bit of furniture not yet “child-proof.” After his daughter Ava was born, Rutledge became even more stressed and anxious, to a point where he knew something wasn’t right.
“We were in the doctor’s office and it felt like I was in free fall,” Rutledge said.
Ontario’s Progressive Conservative leader says the government has deceived the parents seeking medical treatment for their children dealing with autism.
During Question Period, on Thursday, PC leader Patrick Brown referred to an article published by The Toronto Star. In it, Brown said, the Star pointed that last spring Ontario’s Liberal government cut the funding for children (aged five and up) who were promised treatment for their autism.
More movie theatres across Canada are offering accommodation for individuals with autism and their families.
A new ‘On To Ottawa’ trek is brewing in the home of a Toronto mother. This time, it’s to press the government to pay more attention to autism. Dee Gordon will walk from Etobicoke, where…
Sometimes it’s a cut to the grocery budget, or maybe skipping on buying something needed for the house. For parents like Jennie De Medicis, making sacrifices like these to pay for their child’s therapy is their reality. De Medicis’ six-year-old son Joseph has been diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. One-on-one intensive behaviour therapy has helped Joseph to recognize numbers, identify colours and hum songs, De Medicis said, but it’s not cheap.
Each and every athlete around the world has his or her own inspiration. For one of the University of Toronto’s newest faces in Emily Piccini family plays a big role in this, as her mother…