Peggy Sattler MPP, London West

Government of Ontario

The government is failing children with autism

Published on November 29, 2021

QUEEN'S PARK - MPP Peggy Sattler (London West) asked the government when they will stop ignoring the 50,000 children with autism who are sitting on a waitlist while running an Ontario Autism Program pilot that doesn't even meet the needs of the 600 children involved. 

"My question is to the Premier. Speaker, families in London West are still waiting desperately for autism services for their kids. Virginia is a mom to two children with autism. One of her sons was among the 600 children selected for the OAP core clinical services pilot, but she’s not allowed to use the funding that was deposited into her account for the life skills supports her son requires. Meanwhile, her other son, who urgently needs clinical services, is one of almost 50,000 Ontario children forced to wait for needs-based funding. When will this government stop ignoring the needs of children with autism and start providing them with the actual services they urgently require?"