LETTER: School board urges province to consider impact of autism changes

LETTER: School board urges province to consider impact of autism changes

his week the trustees from the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) voted to write a letter to Lisa Thompson, the Minister of Education, and Lisa MacLeod, the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, to address concerns related to the changes to the Ontario Autism Program. This is the letter: 
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I am writing to you on behalf of the board of trustees from the Simcoe County District School board (SCDSB) to express our concerns with respect to recent changes to the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) and the direct and challenging impacts these changes will have on all the students in our board, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The SCDSB recognizes the fiscal challenges facing the Province of Ontario and agrees that solutions involve making difficult decisions.

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