Motion To: WHEREAS according to the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the most common developmental disabilities in Canada with 1 in 66 children diagnosed and approximately 1% of the Canadian population affected by ASD, which means there are approximately 100,000 Ontarians on the autism spectrum; and, WHEREAS ASD is a life-long neurological disorder that affects the way a person communicates and relates to the people and world around them; and, WHEREAS the Provincial Government introduced new service delivery approaches intended to address waitlists for treatment and other challenges within the existing ASD support system in February; and, WHEREAS considerable concerns have been expressed about these funding and program changes by a broad variety of stakeholders in the City of Ottawa including physicians, educators, therapists, clinicians, parents; and, WHEREAS these concerns speak to such matters as th
Absent/RecusedS. Moffatt (a)
J. Harder (a)
G. Darouze (a)
A. Hubley (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2019-05-22 regarding agenda item .