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November 02nd 2010:Needs of Children with Autism

Susan Fentie-Pearce is the mother of Keith and Kyle. Malcolm Stanley is the father of Megan. All three of these children have autism. Susan and Malcolm talk about their professional backgrounds and their experience as family caregivers for children with autism. They discuss the challenges they have met and continue to meet as family caregivers. They say why and when it is most important for family caregivers to become the eyes, ears and voice of their autistic children. They explain, for a child with autism, when is it important to keep private the information that he or she has the condition,

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Susan Fentie-Pearce

Susan Fentie-Pearce is a registered nurse, co-founder of the Ontario Autism Coalition, and the mother of four children, two of whom, Keith , 14, and Kyle, 16, have autism. In June 2010, the Coalition produced ‘No More Excuses!’ a recommendations report for the Ontario Government about services for individuals with autism and their families. Read more at http://www.ontarioautismcoalition.com
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Malcolm Stanley

Malcolm Stanley is a past member of the executive of the Ontario Autism Coalition, which he joined after his oldest daughter, Megan, was diagnosed with autism, in 2006. In 2008, he moved with his family to Pennsylvania, where he now lives and works.He can be contacted via twitter / skype: amstanley, and his blog is at http://soaringhorse.blogspot.com, or by email: a.malcolm.stanley@gmail.com
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