On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, Mike Lake candidate for Edmonton – Wetaskiwin released the following statement:

“There is an estimated 1 in 66 Canadians aged 5 to 17 who are diagnosed with autism. Across Canada, families work tirelessly to support their children and care for their loved ones. Evidence-based therapies and services can cost up to $80,000 per year for children with high needs. The financial costs added to missed work, drives to appointments, and late nights all add up.