National Strategy for Autism Spectrum Disorders Act

An Act respecting the establishment of a National Strategy for Autism Spectrum Disorders

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Glenn Thibeault  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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This enactment provides for the establishment of a national strategy for autism spectrum disorders.

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National Strategy for Autism Spectrum Disorders Act
Routine Proceedings

June 15th, 2011 / 3:20 p.m.
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NDP

Glenn Thibeault Sudbury, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-219, An Act respecting the establishment of a National Strategy for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Mr. Speaker, I am very proud to rise today to reintroduce a national autism strategy bill. The bill would, among other things, establish national standards for the treatment and delivery of autism-related services and create a system to monitor autism prevalence.

Roughly 1 in 200 Canadians are thought to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. I was recently told the story of an individual named Mark by my colleague from Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing. Mark was born with autism. Mark fought against all odds and successfully, I am happy to say, completed two college programs and, this week, graduates from Waterloo University.

Unfortunately, people like Mark are currently the exception to the rule. I hope the swift passage of this legislation will make stories like Mark's more common in the future.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)