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Help Families and Diagnosed Children with Autism Receive Free Education

My own 4 year old son has been diagnosed with autism and adhd , we have had numerous struggles already in Toronto from the Toronto School Board. We have attempted to have him enrolled in his home school in our district only to be sent to another school entirely. Outstanding circumstances have forced us to take our son out of Junior Kindergarten and now have him no longer in the Public School. System. This left us at a cross road, we began to research Private Autism schools in Toronto only to find that the tuition was out of this world. The average cost ranges from $4800 to over $125000 . How can a lower to middle class family afford to pay this and also live life as a family should. This needs to change it is also should be pointed out that is is a serious form of discrimination and exclusion , autism is a syndrome that is increasing in numbers every year we need to incorporate it into regular classrooms immediately.  Even if your own child or children are not autistic, it is a basic human right to provide free education for everyone in the Public Education System.

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  • Leader, Conservative Party of Canada / Chef, Parti Conservateur du Canada
    Stephen Harper
  • Representative
    Lois Capps
  • Representative
    Trent Franks
  • Representative
    Paul Gosar
  • Lois Capps
  • http://www.bce.ca/en/
    Bell Canada Enterprises
  • City Of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
    Rob Ford
  • Ontario Ministry of Education
    Hon. Laurel Broten, Minister of Education
  • Member of Parliament Calgary Southwest
    Stephen Harper
  • http://thompsoncenter.missouri.edu/about-center/faculty.php
    Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevolopmental Disorders University of Missouri
  • http://smithcharities.wordpress.com/
    Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities for Under Served Children
  • http://www.reachfortherainbow.ca/
    Reach For the Rainbow
  • http://www.kathleenwynne.onmpp.ca/pages.aspx?id=home
    MPP Kathleen Wynne Don Valley West
  • http://toronto.specialolympicsontario.ca/home
    Special Olympics Ontario-Toronto
  • Representative
    Gary Miller
  • Senator
    John McCain
  • Premier of Ontario
    Kathleen Wynne
  • President of the United States
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Representative
    Terri Sewell
  • Senator
    Rand Paul
  • Representative
    Jesse Jackson 2
  • Representative
    Randy Weber
  • Senator
    John Rockefeller
  • Senator
    Angus King
  • Senator
    Pat Roberts
  • Senator
    Chris Murphy
  • Senator
    Dianne Feinstein
  • http://www.betterufoundation.org
    Better U Foundation Jim Carrey
  • http://clara-hughes.com/
    Clara Hughes Canadian Olympic Champion
  • http://freerangekids.wordpress.com
    Child Expert Lenore Skenazy
  • http://www.torontosun.com/
    The Toronto Sun
  • www.autismsocietycanada.ca
    Autism Society Canada
  • http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ohrc/Default.asp
    Ministry of The Attorney General Human Rights Ontario
  • Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
    Hon Deborah Matthews
  • http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/
    Autism Support Network
  • http://www.autismspeaks.ca/
    Autism Speaks Canada
  • http://www.surreyplace.on.ca/Pages/Home.aspx
    Surrey Place Centre
  • http://www.specialolympics.org/
    Special Olympics
  • http://www.autismresolutionontario.com/
    Autism Resolution Ontario
  • http://www.autism.net/
    Geneva Centre for Autism
  • http://www.autismspeaks.org/
    Autism Speaks
  • Minister of Health - Canada
    Hon. Ms. Leona Aglukkaq
  • Coasttocoastam Talk Show Host
    George Noory
  • http://www.globalnews.ca/
    Global Toronto Susan Hay
  • http://www.mlseteamupfoundation.org
    Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment Team Up Foundation
  • http://www.erichoskins.onmpp.ca/
    Dr. Eric Hoskins Member of Provincial Parliament-Ontario St. Paul's
  • http://www.joemihevc.com/
    Toronto City Councillor Joe Mihevc Ward 21 St. Paul's West
  • http://rt.com/
    Russia Today
  • http://ggbcf.org/ggbcf/
    Greater Green Bay Community Foundation'
  • http://www.thelaaf.org/Home_Page.php
    Lawyers Autism Awareness Foundation
  • http://www.todaysparent.com/toronto
    Today's Parent Magazine
  • http://mkaku.org
    Dr. Michio Kaku
  • http://dignity.salvationarmy.ca/
    Salvation Army The Dignity Project
  • http://www.thestar.com/
    The Toronto Star
  • http://www.rmhtoronto.org/
    Ronald McDonald House Toronto
  • http://www.autismacso.org/
    Autism Center of Southeastern Ohio (BETH EDDY)
  • http://www.davidpatchellevans.com/
    Founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness
  • http://www.psychology.uwo.ca/autism/contact.htm
    The Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group Director Dr. Derrick MacFabe
  • Prime Minister of Canada
    Hon. Stephen Harper


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