Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Parent Power! Liberal to apologize for calling cops on mom protesting cuts to autism therapy

Walking it back
TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne has told a Liberal backbencher to apologize for calling the police on the mother of an autistic child who had threatened a protest at his constituency office.

Wynne will meet later today with MPP Bob Delaney, but says she told him on the phone to apologize to Melanie Palaypayon.

Palaypayon is one of many parents upset about changes to eligibility rules for Intensive Behavioural Intervention for their autistic children.

Wynne says constituency office staff can be intimidated by protesters, but insists people have a right to speak out against the funding changes, which will deny IBI therapy to children over the age of five.  (more...)

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