Facing Autism in New Brunswick: 6 Years Later New Brunswick STILL Hasn’t Addressed Adult Autism Care

Years have passed, governments have come and gone, but still the elected  members of  the New Brunswick legislative assembly, despite international recognition for its parent  advocacy driven early intervention and school autism services, have not seen fit to provide  a systemic adult care autism system in New Brunswick. The following blog commentary is a re-post, ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: 6 Years Later New Brunswick STILL Hasn’t Addressed Adult Autism Care

Years have passed, governments have come and gone, but still the elected  members of  the New Brunswick legislative assembly, despite international recognition for its parent  advocacy driven early intervention and school autism services, have not seen fit to provide  a systemic adult care autism system in New Brunswick. The following blog commentary is a re-post, ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: 6 Years Later New Brunswick STILL Hasn’t Addressed Adult Autism Care

Years have passed, governments have come and gone, but still the elected  members of  the New Brunswick legislative assembly, despite international recognition for its parent  advocacy driven early intervention and school autism services, have not seen fit to provide  a systemic adult care autism system in New Brunswick. The following blog commentary is a re-post, ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: REMINDER: Autism Society New Brunswick Meeting This Saturday 1:00 Room 303 Tilley Hall UNB Fredericton

REMINDER of ASNB meeting THIS Saturday At 1 PM.  ASNB family ADVOCACY is responsible for the early intervention program recognized as an evidence based North American model. Our efforts also led to several hundred autism trained TA’s in the school system and for keeping the Stan Cassidy autism team operating after it had been closed. ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: New Brunswick’s Band Aid Adult Autism Disorder Care and Treatment

New Brunswick has an approach to adult autism disorder care and treatment that can most charitably be described as a Band Aid approach.   There are many reasons for this Band Aid solution apart from the consistent waving of the “we are living in hard times” dismissal that usually accompanies the replies written for Ministers ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: THANK YOU Conservative MLA Jake Stewart and NDP Leader Dominic Cardy For Speaking Up In Support Of Adult Autism Care and Treatment in New Brunswick

New Brunswick governments have been outstanding in establishing an internationally recognized early evidence based autism intervention service and have made some gains in autism training for Education Aides and Resource Teachers.   There has been no progress though  in establishing an autism centre for adult treatment and permanent residential care for severely impacted autistic adults ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Is 2015 The Year New Brunswick Finally Addresses Serious NB Adult Autism Residential Care and Treatment Needs?

During the  2010 New Brunswick election  Dr. McDonnell, as noted above, was interviewed by CBC on the subject of adult autism care. The interview and analysis posted on the site are no longer available online but he stated at that time (bold highlighting added by me): Paul McDonnell, September, 2010 “Our greatest need at present ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Severely Autistic NB Youths & Adults Need Special Treatment & Residential Care After Age 16

From: luigi.rocca Date: 07/08/05 09:32:22 To: Ron.Harris@rvh.nb.ca; Robert.Lecky@rvh.nb.ca; sheila.bulmer@gnb.ca; mbmurphy; elizabeth.weir@gnb.ca; kentlib@nbnet.nb.ca; premier@gnb.ca; elvy.robichaud@gnb.ca; tony.huntjens@gnb.ca; news@timestranscript.com; letters@dailygleaner.com;newsroom@nbpub.com; cbcradionews@fredericton.cbc.cainfoam; Johnw.BETTS@gnb.ca Cc: abowie2408; dav.lin; deversandy; hammelhome; hchamb; lbrry; nancybl; yolandep Subject: Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation  Dear Minister Robichaud: It has come to our attention that officials at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation have unilaterally decided to ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Will Adult Autism Care Issues Be Considered During #nbvotes 2014?

New Brunswick election 2014 is underway with the NDP, Liberal, Green and PANB parties going all out to replace the PC party.  Party signs are proliferating around the city of Fredericton. The Liberal Party kicked off big time in Fredericton with special guest federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and provincial leader Brian Gallant. It was ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: United Church Observer: Through the Cracks, For Adults With Developmental Disabilities Gaps Remain

The United Church Observer article, Through the cracks, by  Kevin Spurgaitis,  tackles issues relating to the lack of available care for adults with severe developmental disabilities including autism disorders.  Simply by addressing, and shining a spotlight on the lack of places that can provide permanent residential care to those with autism disorders they have helped to ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Report: Families Face Staggering Autism Care Costs

The image above is the cover page for the report of the University of Calgary School of Public Policy: The Value of Caregiver Time: Costs of Support and Care for Individuals Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The report deals with the harsh realities that many involved with government, the media and many autism groups do ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Adult Autism Care in New Brunswick: An Open Letter to Premier David Alward

  May 6, 2013 Honourable Premier David Alward Respected Cabinet Ministers and Party Leaders Dear Premier Alward I am the Acting President of the Autism Society New Brunswick  and a parent that was involved, with many  other parents, in the advocacy that led to the establishment of the UNB-CEL autism intervention training program, the provision ...

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Conor’s Autism Diagnosis 15 Years Ago Today

Conor, 2nd Birthday, the day before he is diagnosed with  PDD-NOS (subsequently changed to Autistic Disorder) Yesterday was Conor’s 17th birthday.  Today is exactly 15 years since he was diagnosed with an autism disorder, PDD-NOS, the day after his second birthday shown in the pictures above.  Shortly afterward he was re-diagnosed with Autistic Disorder, and ...

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Autism Society New Brunswick Invitation to Premier Alward, Ministers, Opposition Leaders to Attend ASNB AGM

February 7, 2013 Dear Honourable Premier Alward,  Honourable Ministers,  Respected Leaders of the Liberal, NDP and Green Parties of New Brunswick You are all respectfully invited to attend the 2013 annual meeting of the Autism Society New Brunswick scheduled for March 23, 2012 commencing at 12:30 at MacLaggan Hall, UNB Fredericton.  The meeting will be ...

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Ontario and New Brunswick Need Adult Severe Autism Care Facilities

Ontario and New Brunswick Both Need Adult Severe Autism Care Facilities Where will our 16 year old son with severe autistic disorder and profound developmental delays live as we grow older and eventually die?  That is the biggest question I face, the question that I have to keep out of my thoughts each day, as ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Dear Premier Alward: A Request for Adult Autism Care in New Brunswick

Photo by Harold L Doherty, May 20, 2012 Dear Honourable Premier, Honourable Ministers and all other respected recipients: The subject of this post New Brunswick STILL Needs a Modern Adult Autism Residential Care and Treatment Facility is the title and subject of a comment on a blog I have operated for the past six years, Facing Autism ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: New Brunswick STILL Needs a Modern Adult Autism Residential Care and Treatment Facility

Restigouche Regional Hospital, Campbellton New Brunswick Centracare Long Term Mental Health Services Center,  Saint John New Brunswick New Brunswick adults with severe autism disorders need an alternative to the Centracare and Restigouche hospital models as recommended by NB Autism Expert Paul McDonnell in a 2010 CBC Analysis : “We need an enhanced group home system ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Justice? Severe Adult Autism Reality In California

Kim Oakley author of  Autism, Epilepsy and Self-Injurious Behavior has broken the autism feel good cliche glass, again, in No Justice for Severely-Autistic Adult in California a comment about Van Ingraham “a severely- autistic man who had his neck broken in 2006, while living at Fairview Hospital, one of California’s Developmental Center’s that serves the forgotten population ...