Autism Reality

Thank You Minister Lamrock

Honourable Kelly Lamrock
Minister of Education

Dear Honourable Minister

I wish to thank you for confirming your government’s commitment to provide UNB-CEL Autism Intervention Training for 100 Teacher’s Aides and Resource Teachers per year over the next four years. I also appreciate the professionalism you displayed in clearing up the confusion which had arisen in this matter.

The Autism Society New Brunswick receives calls from parents of autistic children from Saint John to Fredericton to Edumundston and all points in between about the need for autism trained TA’s and Resource Teachers to work with their autistic school children. Unfortunately, the current lack of autism trained personnel still results in New Brunswick students with autism being sent home as unmanageable, in one reported instance in handcuffs. Your government’s commitment is a huge step forward in ensuring that autistic children will receive a real education.

I thank you, Premier Graham and your government for this contribution to the education and well being of New Brunswick school children with autism.


Harold Doherty

February 9, 2007 Posted by | autism, autism education | 3 Comments

Blogging Beautiful New Brunswick

I am very happy to live in New Brunswick. For many reasons.

The fight for advances for autistic children and adults is a difficult one at the best of times but civility, as is keeping with life in New Brunswick, almost always prevails. Another valuable part of living in New Brunswick is the sheer beauty of our province. The New Brunswick Blog Roll lists several photo sites which focus on New Brunswick’s beauty and they are always worth taking time to view. In no particular order, some of these sites which I visit are:

Bay of Fundy Blog

Photos: Varying Seasons

New Brunswick Photos

Oromocto Watershed

ERIC CARR photography

Nature Tales and Camera Trails

A few of my amateur photos from the Fredericton area, Nashwaaksis actually, are set out above. (Click to enlarge)

February 9, 2007 Posted by | advocacy, autism, civility, natural beauty, New Brunswick, photos | 2 Comments