16 Jun '11, 2pm

Canadian Govt Tells Family Asperger\'s Son an "Excessive Drain": Link to petition at end of article.

Canadian Govt Tells Family Asperger\'s Son an "Excessive Drain": Link to petition at end of article.

Last week, the Canadian government rescinded an order to deport the Maengs , a South Korean family who moved to Moncton, New Brunswick, eight and a half years ago. The Maengs moved to Canada in search of better treatment for their now 15-year-old son, Sung-Joo Maeng, who has epilepsy and autism. Now, another family with a child on the autism spectrum has also been told that their son's needs would be an "excessive drain" on Canada's health and social services. As the Toronto Star reports, an early medical assessment by Citizenship and Immigration Canada has concluded that 20-year-old Chris Reynolds, who has Asperger's Syndrome and Tourette's Syndrome, is “medically inadmissible” to Canada. Due to his needs, Chris needs to stay at home with his father and brother full-time. The Canadian government has estimated that Chris' care could cost Canadians $7,000 a year. Only 0.2 p...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/human-rights/blog/canadian-go...

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