Liberals Spend Millions of Anti-Bullying and Autism Funding On Legal Dispute With School Bus Companies

Toronto, Canada – The Ontario government has spent nearly 2 million dollars allocated by the Ministry of Education for autism awareness and anti-bullying program initiatives in order to help battle bus companies in court, according to recently released documents. With changes made to hiring processes that purportedly favour large school bus companies, smaller outfits have […]

Autism Aspergers Friendship Society to hold James Bond Themed Gala

Calgary, Canada – AAFS (Autism Aspergers Friendship Society) is holding its first Gala on April 26th, 2014 from 6:30pm to 11:00pm at the Wainwright Hotel in Heritage Park in support of Clubhouse of CARE Capital Campaign. The Gala will be a James Bond themed night. Local award winning actor and comedian Andrew Phung will be […]

New Brunswick couple donate littermate to autistic girl after hers was shot

New Brunswick, Canada– A New Brunswick couple have become modern day heroes after a dog trained specifically for a little autistic girl in Nova Scotia was tragically shot and killed a few days before it was due to be delivered to her. The dog called Jude, had undergone rigorous training to support the little girl […]

Canada bound for Danish firm helping autistic people to find tech jobs

Thorkil Sonne started up his company Specialisterne to aid people, like his son Lars, to get a head in the world of technology. The company has since expanded into 11 other countries, the newest of which will venture to Canada. The base for the company will be in Toronto, with staff being sought for Vancouver and […]

Threat of eviction for couple with autistic son resolved

Ottawa, Canada – On October 9th, less than two weeks after moving in, John and Kerri From received a letter stating that there had been a complaint about the noise in the apartment and if it could not be reduced the couple should “look for more suitable accommodation immediately.” They had until October 30th to resolve the […]

New research project to look at dynamics of why ASD children more likely to be bullied

Calgary, Canada –  The University of Calgary’s Applied Child Psychology program is looking for students ages 8 to 17 with high functioning ASD and their parents to participate in a project which will look at their experiences with bullying and social situations. Adam McCrimmon, an assistant professor says, “We want to get a little bit more information about […]

Canada forms Autism Spectrum Disorder Working Group to create national autism strategy

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada — The Canadian government announced July 8 that it is set to spend $2 million on a team tasked to help create the country’s national strategy on autism, called the Autism Spectrum Disorder Working Group. The group, chaired by Health Minister Rona Ambrose, includes 11 members who are all autism experts. One […]

Canadian Supreme Court rules medical marijuana legal in all forms

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada — The Canadian Supreme Court ruled Thursday that medicinal marijuana is legal in all its forms, overturning a provision in the country’s law that only allowed patients to use the substance in its dried form. According to Canada’s highest court, the provision that obstructs the patients’ access to other forms of medicinal […]

Security guard nominated for Community Hero Award after helping teen with autism – w/video

Thornhill, Ontario, Canada — A security guard for a mall in Thornhill in Ontario, Canada has been nominated for a Community Hero Award after helping a teen with autism. Ana Abreu came to the aid of a 15-year-old boy with autism who became distraught after losing his sunglasses at the Promenade Mall in the Thornhill […]

Autism registry launched in Newfoundland

Newfoundland, Canada – The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in partnership with the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador has launched a voluntary registry of people on the autism spectrum this week. The registry contains a person’s physical descriptions, known routs and common destinations, likes and dislikes, and any special needs the person on the spectrum has. […]