An Ontario mother says a tremendous weight has been lifted off her shoulders, after internet users helped her locate a steady supply of the disposable sippy-cup lids that her child with autism exclusively drinks from.
Ontario announced the launch of its new autism program on Thursday, which is expected to go much more smoothly than the Liberal government's last attempt that angered thousands of families and spawned large protests.
For kids with autism, a service dog can be just the friend they need. But CTV News has learned that the organizations that train these service animals are so overwhelmed, wait times for service animals at some span years.
A small study found that a 100-year-old drug called suramin, which is used to treat African sleeping sickness, showed promising results for treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms in children.
Ontario families of children with autism will be able to choose between using government-funded services or receiving funding to pay for private therapy, as part of an overhauled program, The Canadian Press has learned.
Hotel Port aux Basques now has a suite that has been modified to be safer for children with autism, as well as a sensory room that provides a quiet, welcoming environment to help kids who may have trouble adjusting to unfamiliar surroundings.
A Florida police officer who shot an autistic man's caretaker is facing criminal charges. The Miami-Dade State Attorney's office says North Miami Police Officer Jonathan Aledda was charged Wednesday with attempted manslaughter and misdemeanour culpable negligence.