Many families with autistic children, as well as adults on the autism spectrum, enjoy parks such as Canada's Wonderland. Many of those individuals cannot easily wait. In 2012 parents were able to get immediate boarding passes to get on the next available ride, but that program has been eliminated in 2013. On some rides parents will be required to enter via the exit with their children to be assigned a time and required to wait. Some parents are concerned about the possibility of their child or children on the spectum having a meltdown and perhaps injuring themselves while leaving the ride to wait in a designated area for patrons with disabilities. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requires that people with disabilities be accommodated so that there are no barriers to participation. Eliminating a pass that accommodated autistic individuals is a step back and may lead to children on the spectum being harmed.
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