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Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Events - Local, Featured Stories, Huron East, Learning, Walton | 0 comments

Senator to address autism at Walton event

Senator to address autism at Walton event

Sen. Jim Munson will speak on autism at a special event to be held in Walton.

Sen. Jim Munson will speak on autism at a special event to be held in Walton.

WALTON — Challenges facing families dealing with Autism will be the focus of an event with Sen. Jim Munson in Walton later this month.

A media release described Munson as “a tireless advocate for greater awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder and a leader in the call for a comprehensive national strategy on the issue.”

Before his appointment to the Senate, Munson had worked as a political reporter and foreign correspondent for CTV-News and also as a communications advisor to Prime Minister Jean Chretien.

As it now stands, many families face a patchwork of treatments, long waiting lists and coverage that depends on where they live, particularly in rural areas.

As a result, many parents are left on their own to deal with the many needs of an autistic child or adult.

According to the release, Munson hopes to reach out to fellow advocates, families dealing with autism and others interested in this compelling topic for a discussion about possible strategies for finding a way forward. Sen. Munson will make brief remarks followed by a question and answer session.

The event will take place on Fri., Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., Duff’s United Church, 42662 Walton Rd in Walton. Admission is free.

 

From the Goderich Signal-Star, October 30, 2014