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Petitioning Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne and 57 others

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.

Letter to
Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne
Representative Trent Franks
Representative Paul Gosar
and 55 others
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
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
http://www.betterufoundation.org Better U Foundation Jim Carrey
http://clara-hughes.com/ Clara Hughes Canadian Olympic Champion
Representative Lois Capps
Representative Gary Miller
Senator John McCain
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://freerangekids.wordpress.com Child Expert Lenore Skenazy
http://www.erichoskins.onmpp.ca/ Dr. Eric Hoskins Member of Provincial Parliament-Ontario St. Paul's
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.torontosun.com/ The Toronto Sun
http://www.globalnews.ca/ Global Toronto Susan Hay
http://www.mlseteamupfoundation.org Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment Team Up Foundation
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
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Fully Funded Autism Education in the Public School System.

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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, e began to research Private Autism schools in Toronto only to find that the tuition was out of this world. The average cost ranges from $48000 to $85000 a year. 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 e need to incorporate it into regular classrooms immediately.
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Sincerely,