Hastings - Lennox and Addington

Miriam - 15 years old

I have a wonderful daughter who was diagnosed at age 9 with Asperger's Syndrome, now recognized as High Functioning Autism. What an oxymoron...High Functioning! yes in many areas she is indistinguishable from her neurotypical peers, thereby earning the label 'high functioning', but in so many ways she cannot function at all. Autism is a spectrum and each child is so vastly different from one another and from one day to the next! my daughter is a jumble of contradictions.She has a very high intellect but due to the neurological challenges that autism presents, she often cannot cope in ...

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Skyler Morelli - 4 years old

My daughter Skyler was diagnosed January 2017 at the age of 2. She is now 4 years old and has been on a wait list for 2.5 years. She is unable to attend JK because lack of support in the schools. Skyler is non verbal and not toilet trained, she does not socialize or have a real understanding of danger or safety. Skyler will need about 30 hours of therapy a week, that would cost my family about $80,000 a year in therapy. The OAP funding doesn't not come close to covering the cost. We live in Bancroft Ontario and would ...

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