Supreme Court Rejects Application for Leave to Appeal in Autism Class Action Lawsuit

  • December 4, 2008
  • David Baker
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Today the Supreme Court of Canada rejected the application for leave to appeal filed by the plaintiffs in the Ontario Autism Class Action Lawsuit.

The five families behind the case, which seeks full and timely access to treatment and education for children with autism, expressed their disappointment over the decision, and noted that they would be meeting with David Baker, their legal counsel, in the coming days to determine next steps.

Whatever the parents ultimately decide, they emphasize that the issue is not going away. “Autism
is an increasingly common condition, and the members of any growing family could find
themselves in this impossible situation we face,” says group spokesperson Taline Sagharian. “Techniques and therapy that work do exist. What is desperately needed is a proper system for getting kids with autism the access to help they need to grow up as high-functioning and independent as possible.”

Click here to read the full press release.

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