PAY NOW OR PAY LATER: AUTISM FAMILIES IN CRISES

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Hi folk ...

I came across the following on Facebook ... see http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6852404620. I felt it is interesting. In particular, the title is catchy and should inform governmn ets in Australia.


 

View the Senate report of March 2007 entitled: "PAY NOW OR PAY LATER: AUTISM FAMILIES IN CRISES" at the following link:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/39/1/parlbus/commbus/senate/com-e/soci-e/rep-e/repfinmar07-e.htm

View the Government of Canada response to the report recommendations - tabled in the Senate on 17 Oct 07 at pdf link:
http://www.autismsocietycanada.ca/pdf_word/Gov%20%20Response%20to%20Autism.pdf

View the 29 Oct 07 clinical reports from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that will help pediatricians recognize autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) earlier and guide families to effective interventions, which will ultimately improve the lives of children with ASDs and their families at:
http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/oct07autism.htm

View the 30 Oct 07 news release from Nova Scotia Department of Health "Autism Treatment Program Getting Positive Results" at:
http://www.gov.ns.ca/news/details.asp?id=20071030004

View the 5 Nov 07 autism community alliance 'Collective' press release calling on the Government to establish a NAS at pdf link:
http://www.autismsocietycanada.ca/pdf_word/Canadian%20ASD%20Alliance%20PR%20Nov_05_07.pdf

View the 9 Dec 07 comparative Report of the California Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism at pdf link:
http://senweb03.senate.ca.gov/autism/documents/whatsnew/Consolidated_ASD_DRAFT_9-12.pdf

PROVINCIAL / FEDERAL JURISDICTION ARGUMENT BUSTED:
The Health of Canadians – The Federal Role, Final Report, Volume Six: Recommendations for Reform - The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, October 2002
http://www.parl.gc.ca/37/2/parlbus/commbus/senate/com-e/soci-e/rep-e/repoct02vol6-e.htm