Month: May 2016

JONES DOESN’T STOP THE FIGHT TO RESTORE IBI THERAPY FOR KIDS OVER 5

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones MPP Dufferin-Caledon again highlighted stories of families being impacted by the Minister of Children and Youth Services’ decision to remove children over the age of 5 from receiving Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) therapy. “Today I shared the story of Chelsea and her son Charlie who has been told earlier …

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Special Olympics

Special Olympics By: Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon Founded in 1968, Special Olympics has grown into a year-round event for children and adults with an intellectual disability to compete and train in a variety of Olympic-type sports. Sports are a common way for individuals of all walks of life to come together and for individuals to …

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JONES: PARENTS WILL NEVER GIVE UP AND WE WON’T GIVE UP

Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones MPP Dufferin-Caledon continued to pressure the Minister of Children and Youth Services to reverse her decision after yesterday’s debate to restore funding for IBI therapy for children over the age of 5. “Parents are disgusted the Minister and her colleagues ignored experts and thousands of parents and voted down …

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GOVERNMENT VOTES DOWN PC MOTION TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR IBI THERAPY

(Queen’s Park) – Today, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Caucus motion calling on the government to restore funding for Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) therapy for children over the age of 5 was voted down by the Liberal government. During Question Period, 9 members of the PC Caucus urged the government to reverse their decision and allow …

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GOVERNMENT’S OWN EXPERTS CRITICIZE NEW AUTISM STRATEGY

(Queen’s Park) – Today, MPP Sylvia Jones again questioned the Minister of Children and Youth Services for her decision to cut-off children over the age from receiving IBI therapy, after the government’s own experts have spoken out against the decision. “Experts continue to voice their opposition to the Minister’s decision to cut-off IBI therapy to …

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Ceremony of Remembrance for Ontario’s Police Officers

Ceremony of Remembrance for Ontario’s Police Officers By: Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon On May 1st I had the opportunity to attend the 17th Annual Ceremony of Remembrance at Queen’s Park alongside my Leader MPP Patrick Brown and my colleague MPP Rick Nicholls who is the critic for Community Safety and Correctional Services for the PC …

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JONES QUESTIONS MINISTER AGAIN ON PROVINCE’S AUTISM STRATEGY

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones MPP Dufferin-Caledon again called on the Minister of Children and Youth Services to reverse her decision to remove children over the age of 5 from receiving IBI therapy, until she develops a coordinated provincial Autism strategy. Yesterday, Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth released his report titled We …

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GOVERNMENT DECISION PREVENTS CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF FOUR FROM ENROLLING IN SUMMER CAMP

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones MPP Dufferin-Caledon questioned the Minister of Education regarding changes made in the Child Care and Early Years Act that would prevent children under the age of four from attending summer camp. “The government has decided that children entering the school system in September that are under the age of …

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GOVERNMENT DECISION TO CUT-OFF IBI THERAPY FORCES FAMILIES TO CONSIDER LEAVING ONTARIO

(Queen’s Park) – Today, every question by the Ontario PC Caucus and Sylvia Jones called on the Premier to reverse her decision to cut-off children over the age of 5 from accessing IBI therapy. During Question Period members of the PC Caucus highlighted stories of families being impacted by the Premier’s decision. Jones highlighted that …

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