When Canadians are diagnosed with a condition, they’re cared for by our universal health care system…unless they have autism. Despite being a neurological disorder, families of people with autism have to advocate relentlessly for prescribed treatment. One group of families has even had to sue the government to get the support they need—twice.
Eugene Levy is an autism advocate and is working with seven families who collectively have nine young adult children on the severe end of the autism spectrum. He’s called on the federal government to develop a national autism strategy and put autism treatment under Medicare.
In the video clip above, Levy, joined by Brenda Deskin, a mom to a son with autism, talk about what they want to see for families caring for loved ones with autism.
For more information about how to support these families, please visit the Ford vs. Autism website.