1 in 66 Canadian children have autism.
Let’s Add Our Voices Canada and Tell the Federal Government:
Science-based therapy/treatment for autism should be included under Medicare as an option
from coast-to-coast-to-coast, for those who choose to access it.
SIGN THE PETITION!

PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED

We the undersigned, citizens of Canada, draw the attention of the House the following: THAT,

  • The rate of autism spectrum disorder (“ASD”) among Canadian children is 1 in 66 and rising;
  • Canada’s health care system currently excludes from coverage the recognized, science-based treatment for ASD called Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) or Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) based on the principles of ABA, despite the incidence of this neurological condition and advocacy from numerous citizen groups;
  • Canadian children with autism deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential and to have a successful future
  • the BC Supreme Court, in 2000, found ABA/IBI was “medically necessary treatment” and there were “no effective competing therapies”. These findings were upheld in the BC Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada;
  • funding for ABA/IBI for ASD is insufficient and varies between provinces and territories;
  • the lifetime cost of an individual receiving inadequate treatment (or none) for ASD is reliably estimated between $2.4 and $3.2 million, excluding indirect costs to society;
  • the US Government requires all states to provide treatment for ASD as part of state-wide Medicaid programs and 48 out of 50 states require private health insurers to provide coverage for ASD treatment;

THEREFORE, we request that Parliament works with all provincial and territorial governments to ensure the inclusion of ABA/IBI within their respective Medical Services Plans as an option for those who choose to access it and to provide funding for the costs associated with the provisions of ABA/IBI treatment of ASD.

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M NicoleWoodWindsor
TerryMurphyAlbert Bridge
ShannonMosherWaverley
SpiroKarfakisSurrey
AndrewMaderWaverley
Anna ColsonDartmouth
CatherineEricksonSurrey
PaulaWilliamsSurrey
AngelaMcNairEdmonton
Michelle Noel Lloydminster
WynonaMarleauCalgary
MeghanMakCalgary
BarbaraGarveySurrey
CathyKnappSurrey
JenniferRalphSurrey
MairiblumhagenGalahad
PamRobertsonSurrey
juleeBassettoMaple Ridge
NancyWaltonMaple Ridge
SarahMossCalgary
BrookePinskyEdmonton
CourtneyPhillipsPort Coquitlam
BreanaBowesNew West
Ted BowmanNew west
JimWilliamsABBOTSFORD
WendySeegerBrossard
JenniferRobinsonSt Catharines
Melanie RogerSaint-amable
KimTurkingtonSurrey
RobertTurkingtonSurrey
AnjuGeorgeCalgary
LindsayPaulCalgary
BrendaMarleauDunnville
TracyHumphreys Victoria
JenniferBarterSurrey
PedroJavierPort moody
Marianne Dollimore Dollard-Des-Ormeaux
JenniferRaptisCoquitlam
PatCleaveDelta
LaurenMartnPeterborough
LaurieMawlamBothwell
NaomiMoriyamaWhite Rock
robertgillissurrey
Philpuxleyvancouver
MyrnaNelsonSurrey
GonzaloEspinozaLasalle
AnaKozjak Surrey
Joyce Williams Abbotsford
DioneCostanzoSurrey
BridgetStaceyRevelstoke
Lorilyn Larson Calgary
BonnieHanishewskiSaskatoon
ShannonWilliamsRegina
CrystalFerguson Calgary
BriannaDellezaySaskatoon
DebbieDellezaySaskatoon
KyleeVanboeningSaskatoon
TeresaFernandezMoose Jaw
Cheryl Campbell Maple Ridge
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HenryLorteauSurrey
KirstenCloseSurrey
WendyInghamDelta
KyleJavierBurnaby
AngelaStrakerDelta
RebeccaKiesewetter Surrey
DebraAntifaevSurrey
PaulTurnerLangley
MichaelGrunewaldtSurrey
JanetChilasLangley
Heather Seeger Châteauguay
CarmenMatthiesSaskatoon
TaraHamiltonMaple Ridge
JulieNottPrinceton
CharmaineBellamySaskatoon
IngaMaclaineLeroy
KathyVanchaBiggar
AdamMakosiejSaskatoon
DeborahSalhSurrey
ShaunaLallaPrince Albert
ErinHarronSurrey
LoriClarkeSurrey
TennilleMohrPrince George
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RachelleVandenbergMaple Ridge
SarahRinholmSaskatoon
Jocelyn Montague Surrey
Marianne Doucet Prince george
GlennaFairbrotherSaskatoon
DrennenHallettPrince George
MarkGodardNorth Vancouver
ChristopherNewbySurrey
NazneenKosarSurrey
LoriLucasvancouver
GrantMercsVancouver
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SarahLaceySurrey
colettemannSalmon Arm
CarlyKrebsPrince george
LillianMoeSurrey
KathyCloseWest Kelowna
Larissa FacettePrince George bc
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JonBeggsKelowna
DanielStahlWhite Rock
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DonDunbarNanoose Bay
AshleyTokarchukWarman
ShelleyDolanCalgary
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LindsayMcGivernVancouver
WendyBrickSaskatoon
MelissaRenas Saskatoon
Bonnie Neufeld Warman
LoisHalldorsonSurrey
RonaRamsaySaskatoon
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JudyHigginbothamSurrey
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Shirley LeBlanc Miramichi
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Jennifer GuindiCalgary
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Anna PhanSurrey
Glenda Holmes Yorkton
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KenMilneSurrey
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MaryKazakoffChristina Lake
Valerie HongCalgary
JamesGoddardEdmonton
JesseHarrisVancouver
Pamela Proctor Coquitlam
ChannoneDanychukMartensville
AnitaHelserSurrey
LisaRellandBeaumont
RozannPedersenWhite Rock, BC.
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WilliamSmithCalgary
SelpheeTangCalgary
LauraCoulingNorth Vancouver
ElaineCartyNorth Battleford
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DeannaPetherbridgeTaber
ToniBuratto Lasalle
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Melissa Hawkes Surrey
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TonyYuzikMontrose
AlexandraLuggiFort Saint James
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JenniferZeilerPrince Rupert
RossCreasy Vancouver
Tamsyn Angelini Surrey
Valerie KendrySpruce Grove
DawnPhilipchuk Surrey
HannahArmstrongKahnawake
Deidra Whyte Kahnawake
Stephanie Lawson Surrey
jocelynTurkingtonVictoria
BobTurkingtonVictoria
JuliePitcher GilesPasadena
TomWiebeVancouver
TamlaMahVancouver
LelaBentleySurrey
RanjivSharmaPrince Rupert
MarilynUpdikeNorth Battleford
JamesHattonHope
Traci DubeauNorth Vancouver
JoanneHayesSaskatoon
AlanHobbsVancouver
JudyWallbaumAbbotsford
AmberOldershawMission
Barbara Budnick Saskatoon
NickiGolubWilliams Lake
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SusanHallMaple Ridge
GeorgiaParsomdVictoria
KristinaPasacretaCoquitlam
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DavidDibdinVancouver
dougRalphSurrey
SheriHardcastle Surrey
ColleenZimmerSurrey
ShannonHillSaskatoon
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Channing Degelman White City
EdwardDannebergSaskatoon
Scott Degelman White City
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MeghanWilsonWhite City
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TanyaFerguson Edmonton
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JeffPasichnuk Edmonton
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Jane BakerHudson Bay
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Tracy ElliottRegina
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Patricia Bosch Delta
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PeterRicafrenteSurrey
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LornaDesveauxVancouver
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Patti Kosteniuk Moose Jaw
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RobertWainwrightCoquitlam
PamelaNoordmanSaskatoon
KarenParmarWarman
TerryGarveySurrey
OanaMorarToronto
DianeMohrPrince George
ParavpreetRaidelta
CarrieCraigCalgary
MaureenPringleBelcarra
HeatherGjertsen Langley
SharonGoddardSaskatoon
KelseyKovichSurrey
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