Autism Awareness Month

 

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18 October 2017

For Immediate Release

Statement by the Green Party Leader during Autism Awareness Month

Fredericton – David Coon, Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South made the following statement in recognition of Autism Awareness Month:

“Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurological disorder estimated to affect one in 94 children in Canada between six to nineyears old, and those numbers are rising. New Brunswick is known for its inclusive education and early behavioral intervention for pre-school aged children with ASD. The problem is that when youth leave the public school system, the services they have been provided drop off.”

“October is Autism Awareness Month. It is the perfect time to remind our government that we need to be investing in affordable, specialized support for adults with autism.”

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