Autism in Canada
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This paper takes a look at the rising autism rates in Canada and criticizes how little the Canadian government is doing to help autistic children or families dealing with autism. The author first defines autism to enable a better understanding of the disorder then suggests that the focus of Canadian medical investment and research should be focused on developing and communicating forms of therapy that help kids that must learn to live with the autism. The paper also describes the Autistic Spectrum Disorder Program that Canada had and failed to revive that provided family members of autistic children with training regarding the effects of the disorder on the child and states that information and rehabilitation programs for autism support need to be taken more seriously as a priority and a reality by the Canadian government.
From the Paper:"Autism is an important health issue in children because so little is really known about the disease, and for all intents and purposes, research indicates that the scientific approach is too slow and lugubrious to be of much good to the significant amount of children in Canada suffering from autism today. The lack of quantifiable evidence into the causes of autism suggests that the focus of Canadian medical investment and research should be focused on developing and communicating forms of therapy that help kids that must learn to live with the disease."
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