Wilson speaks out for autistic children
(May 18, 2016) Yesterday in the Ontario Legislature, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson called on the Liberal government to restore IBI therapy funding for autistic children age 5 and older.
Wilson's remarks were part of a special Opposition Day Motion that called for the return of IBI funding for older children.
In speaking to MPPs, Wilson told the story of 8-year-old Beeton resident Adam Laver.
The youngster was on the wait list for IBI funding, but due to a change in the rules he no longer qualifies for assistance.
To review Wilson's full remarks, click on the link.
Unfortunately, at the end of the debate, the Liberals defeated the motion.
"While I'm not surprised by the government's actions, I am terribly disappointed," Wilson said. "We are allowing children in Ontario to fall behind and that's just wrong."
For more information call:
Office of Jim Wilson, MPP for Simcoe-Grey