Provide Emergency Autism Services for Ontario Families in Crisis.
  • Petitioned Premier Kathleen Wynn, Minister Teresa Piruzza, Minister Deb Matthews

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Premier Kathleen Wynn, Minister Teresa Piruzza, Minister Deb Matthews

Provide Emergency Autism Services for Ontario Families in Crisis.

    1. Alex B
    2. Petition by

      Alex B

      Mississauga, Canada

"I want a place to go to, in an emergency, when my son is in crisis. When his meltdowns become so violent that we can’t keep him safe, we need somewhere where he can be safe for a short period (one or two weeks, max) until he can be either stabilized or placed somewhere else." - Laura Kirby-Mcintosh, Mother of Cliff Mcintosh, a 13 year old with Autism.

Cliff has become increasingly violent over the past few months.
He has threatened his sister with a knife.
He has pushed his father through a wall.
He has repeatedly attacked his mother.
After two separate hospitalizations in the last month and no viable progress, the family have been pushed to their limit.
By signing this petition, we the undersigned directly call upon the Government of Ontario to immediately provide emergency support for the Mcintosh's and families like theirs in times of crisis. 

To:
Premier Kathleen Wynn, Minister Teresa Piruzza, Minister Deb Matthews
Provide Emergency Autism Services for Ontario Families in Crisis.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Kelly Ford TORONTO, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      My son is a teen with ASD. His peers and their families are in crisis, trying to find services for their teen and adult children with Autism. I cannot believe in a civilized nation, that we are allowing this vulnerable population to be ignored and neglected. Heartbreaking. Not the Canada I thought I knew.

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    • John Mein ACTON, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      I understand what this and other families go through and without this support them and others may suffer needlessly. We help other suffering countries we can't let Ontarians suffer.

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    • Doris Bortolotto TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      This is o important to me personally for my husband's niece is a stage in her life as a teenager where her parents are at wits end to try to help her and have a normal family life.

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    • Shahz H TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      I have an autistic Son and now he is 5. My heart cries everyday when I look at his adorable smile, he needs more from me but I cannot effort private therapies and specialized school for him which is the important part of Autism treatment,

      Please take a serious action and Help Kids with Autism.

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    • Raven Carrier MARSHALL, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      This is important to me because I have two children who are special needs children and this is something that should have been done a long time ago! Having a safe place to go in an emergency is crucial to anyone!

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