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On The Brink: W5


Catalogue Number:  CTV417
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Documentary, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Learning Disabilities, Medicine, Social Sciences, Sociology, Special Education
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2008
Running Time:  20:14


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They are frustrated. They are angry. They are going broke. They are parents who insist governments must do more to provide treatment for their autistic children. With an estimated 33,000 children afflicted with autism in Canada, the number of affected families is growing. According to Statistics Canada, autism diagnoses just keep going up. The more the numbers increase, the longer the waiting lists. Without prompt funding, families are left to struggle and face the burden alone.

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