Hey Everyone, we’ve still got work to do.
Big blunt reminder: We are not the OAC.
While I commend the OAC for wanting to improve services for all persons with autism, and thank them for joining us in the battle since March, the Alliance formed with a more specific goal – to remove the age 5 cut off for intensive therapy and ensure ALL children with autism have access to the clinically recommended help that they need, in a timely manner. By not having this as a priority, children are continuing to age out of services, be put on lengthy wait lists, age out of the ideal developmental window without any support at all, etc. These will be the kids in school, these will be the adults with autism. This can’t wait.
We need to mobilize. We need to remind Coteau and Wynne that we are a community that stands together; that their hand-picked, muzzled committee is not representative of this community as a whole & we are not blind to what it is meant to disguise.
Are you all ready to go hard again? We need to do this.