Published February 21, 2020
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    The Ontario government of Premier Doug Ford has cut essential services & support for Autistic children & their families. The Minister responislbe for the file, Todd Smith, said the government would have a new, needs-based program in place for April 2020. In December 2019, he changed it to 2021. Austism families trusted Minister Smith to keep his word; he didn't. As a result, fanmilies with children on the Autism spectrum are struggling to afford the therapy their kids need to flourish. Jobs are being lost. Autistic kids are backsliding. And the Ford government doesn't seem to care. Liana Kerzner talks to two women for whom autism services, or lack thereof, affect their daily lives. Tara McMahon and Meghan Rigden share their stories, their struggles, their successes, and their hopes, in a frank, wide-ranging conversation that shows that every kid (and adult) with autism is an individual, and Ford & Smith's "one-size-fits-all" current program does not address the varied needs of autistic children. If this episode doesn't tear at your heart, you don't have one. ______________________________Important topics. Important discussions. Important debates. FU_Politics has all of that without any of the bullsh*t of mainstream news media or cable news - no contrived conflicts, no pundits, no radicals, no jargon. FU_Politics is breaking the hold of Big Money Media on the free-flow of ideas and opinions with civility and a sense of humour. To join us in this mission, please support us as a monthly subscriber on Patreon at patreon.com/funetworktv or help out with a one-time boost through Paypal at funetworktv@gmail.com. Do it now, before Big Media eats your brain.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/funetworktv Paypal: funetworktv@gmail.com Thank you!FIND US HERE UNDER FU_POLITICS:iTunes - Rate, Review and Subscribe!https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/fu-politics/id1472299923Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/4YQ4rklq8bcsmhTfqgj9jHiHeart Radiohttps://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-fu-politics-48983352/Podbeanhttps://fupolitics.podbean.comStitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fun-the-fu-network/fu-politicsGoogle Podcastshttps://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2Z1cG9saXRpY3MvZmVlZC54bWw%3D&hl=en-CAYouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBRvebbl4FVT9dWt0IdE8ccD1cOkPO5a7Google Playhttps://play.google.com/music/m/Ilgcik5imfx5qwtzxivpyblb2p4Player FMhttps://player.fm/series/fu-politics-2521543Tune In / Alexahttp://tun.in/pjtS0Podtailhttps://podtail.com/en/podcast/fu-politics/Listen Noteshttps://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/fu_politics-fu-politics-jmLPHB1p8FD/Podbayhttps://podbay.fm/podcast/1472299923Castbox.FMhttps://castbox.fm/channel/FU_Politics-id2203478RSS Feedhttps://feed.podbean.com/fupolitics/feed.xml
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