A new community autism centre will be established in Edmundston. The centre will provide support services for the families of preschoolers, school-aged children, youth and adults with autism in the region.
- accessible social support;
- self-help, public education; and
- a broad array of resources for persons with autism and their families.
In 2017, the government introduced an enhanced model for the Preschool Autism Program that increased per-child funding from $27,500 to almost $33,000, standardized services across the province, and incorporated new evidence-based practices.
In addition, your Liberal government continues to invest in training for people working with children with autism. A team supports training for preschool autism agency personnel and school professionals across the seven school districts as part of the Provincial Autism Training Framework.