The Autism News | English Two-year-old Jordan Lander, who was recently diagnosed with autism (picture from Julie Oliver, The Ottawa Citizen) TORONTO — The backlog of autistic children waiting for crucial therapy in Ontario is growing and in some cases leaving parents to pick up the tab for costly treatment, critics said Tuesday. As of March 31, there were 1,513 children waiting for treatment, an increase over the previous quarter and a trend that autism advocates say shows the government’s strategy isn’t working. “The situation continues to get worse and worse, and our elected officials continue to do nothing about it,” said Sharon Aschaiek of the advocacy group Autism Resolution Ontario.
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Backlog of autistic kids waiting for treatment growing too quickly: NDP