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With more and more restrictions to travel, work and everyday life many families are having to make do at home. For some this is the most extended time they have ever had with their families that was not because of a vacation or holiday. What do we do with all of this sudden free time with limited access to the outside world? Why not take this opportunity to get you family into a a firm household routine, even just for keeping everyone's sanity. It will provide everyone with predicability and structure during this uncertain time.  Keep learning a priority. Start by asking your children what they would like to learn in the next few weeks? Have some ideas to offer...

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With so much coverage being given to autism in the news recently I feel the need to give you my take on all the headlines. I have read many articles surrounding the new revamp to autism services in Ontario. Publicly funded therapy is being replaced by the government giving money directly to parents. Of course this will not in any way shorten waitlists because there is still only a finite number of qualified professionals to deliver Intensive Behaviour Therapy (IBI) or Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) programs. Many of these professionals will be seeking jobs elsewhere (other sectors or countries/provinces) because they won’t have government funded jobs anymore. Moreover, the amount of money being given to families won’t cover full time...

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