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Apilcation changes for Chedoke respite program (ARTICLE)

About 170 families with developmentally challenged children who use the Special Services at Home respite program will soon have to amke a trek downtown to apply for funding.

Under new rules announced this spring, families will be required to make their applications for funding at the Ministries Provincial Office in the Ellen Fairclough Building

In the news August 19, 2013

900 CHML Radio Interview

with Bill Kelly and Tina Fougere


An anonymous letter that suggested an autistic teen should be “euthanized” among other things

does not meet the threshold of a hate crime, Durham regional police said Tuesday.

However, charges could still be laid as police continue their investigation.

“Despite the hateful language used, the Crown Attorney’s office has advised that the content of the letter falls

below the threshold for a hate crime,” police said in a statement on Tuesday. As reported by City TV.

From files The Criminal Code of Canada (hate crimes) and Canadian Human Rights Act :


This is a commercial that was done with the Canadian National Autism Foundation

President Tina Fougere and also Jen mother of one on the autism spectrum for the

whole month of October for KX CARES and WAVE CARES. It is also Autism Awareness

Month in Canada


KX CARES we are the charity of the month
Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2012/10/01
Category: KX Cares

The Canadian National Autism Foundation was formed in June 2000, by parents
of children with autism.

Foundation Goals
The objectives of the Canadian National Autism Foundation are charitable. The Canadian National Autism Foundation has been formed to provide funding for:
* Educating the general public and professionals
Educating others is very important to CNAF, much of the general public is unaware of autism and how it affects ones behavior. Each child/adult with autism is very different from one another and often have different triggers.
* Providing information and resources to families of people with autism
* Providing funding for Canadian based research and development
* Promoting national autism awarenessFor more information on the Canadian National
Autism Foundation visit




WAVE CARES We are the charity of the month
Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2012/10/01
Category: Wave Cares

Mission and Vision Statement
The Canadian National Autism Foundation promotes the positive enhancement and quality of life for people with autism in Canada.Upcoming Events
CNAF runs a variety of events throughout the year to raise funds for the foundation. Their next event is the Dinner and Show happening October 26th 2012. The event is at Michelangelo’s and features Chelsea Crites with special guest David Clemmer from TV Show, Style By Jury.Tickets are only available until October 14th, call 905-930-8682 or email to order your tickets.For more information on the Canadian National
Autism Foundation visit




A New Spin on Autism: Answers! Blocking the Blockers of Simcoe County

                                                       July 6, 2012

  The Best Internet Radio. The Future of Talk Radio. It\’s Web Talk Radio  


  via A New Spin on Autism: Answers! Blocking the Blockers of Simcoe County. In Simcoe County Canada one particular school board safeguards their staff by having them carry bright orange blocker pads. These pads draw the attention of all who see them and act as much as an advertisement for the statement “DANGER THESE KIDS ARE AUTISTIC’ as they do for their intended purpose ‘protection of staff and fellow students’.Tina Curno Fougere, president and founder of the Canadian National Autism Foundation is outraged. She joins Lynette to rant but to also share ‘great tips on how to reduce violent outbursts’. This is a DON’T YOU DARE MISS IT SHOW!Lynette stated that her numbers bumped up by 500 (which is a

big jump in one show) so she thought Tina had created some interest in this interview because also lots of good feedback on Tina`s guest spot by the way.


Positively Autistic: The Poetic Vision with Erik Estabrook by Positively Autistic in Life

                                                         June 29,2012

   Listen to internet radio with Positively Autistic on Blog Talk Radio Interview

   between Erik Estabrook and Tina Fougere of the CNAF.



AUTISM-The PARADIGM April 26th 2012 4pm /

Leonora Speaks With Special Guest: Tina Curno Fougere

   4pm Autism-The Paradigm with Leonora Gregory-Collura sharing and 

   reviewing the perspective of a parent raising an autistic child and creating

   the foundation a Canadian organization CNAF (Canadian National Autism

   Foundation) with Special Guest: Tina Curno Fougere



  April 7th 2012 radio show with GFCF Chef Tom Dickinson 

(Tom is on the ASD Spectrum) interviewing Tina Fougere President

  & Founder of the CNAF 

    Listen to,internet radio,with,Cooking With CLASS,on Blog Talk Radio



The First in a Series of Live Interactive Video Webcasts, November 1, 2010 at 2PM ET

Led by Karen Simmons, CEO of Autism Today (, and author of ten autism-related titles,including Chicken Soup for the Soul Children with Special Needs, and The Official Autism 101 Manual, the 'Autism Today and Beyond' town hall webcast will feature several of the top experts and advocates in North America's autism community, including: Dr. Temple Grandin, renowned agricultural scientist, livestock expert and perhaps the world's most famous person with autism;
Dr. Stephen Shore, professor at Adelphi University, person on the autism spectrum, and author of Autism for Dummies; Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, founder and director of C.A.R.D. (Center for Autism and Related Disorders); founder of ACT for Military Families David Kirby, author of Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines & the Autism Epidemic; and
Elaine Hall, "CoachE," dubbed the "Child Whisperer" by the New York Times, subject of 2-Emmy winning HBO documentary,Autism: The Musical. The event is made possible through the sponsorship support of leading Autism sector organizations,including College Internship Program, Spectrum Supplements,

Canadian National Autism Foundation,and Respen-A which will be featured during the webcast.


TV Worldwide

TV Worldwide 'Autism Today and Beyond' Town Hall Webcast Attracting National Attention on 'Give The World Your Heart TV'

Dr. Temple Grandin and Autism Experts Led by Autism Today CEO Karen Simmons to Be Featured in Free Webcast Supported by College Internship Program, Spectrum Supplements, Canadian National Autism Foundation, Respen-A™; Live From TV Worldwide Studios Near Washington D.C. Monday, November 1, 2010, 2 PM ET at www.GTWYH.TV


Parents of autistic children on guard against 'running'

Tina Fougere, the founder of the Canadian National Autism Foundation, said her 17-year-old autistic son doesn't take off as often as he did when he was younger, but is still considered a flight risk.

There were a few times when he was in elementary school in Hamilton, Ont., where he escaped from the school grounds and ran onto the road. After years of training him, he now knows to stop when he's asked and even responds to others' voices, she said.

In her ideal world, runners would be outfitted with a beeper, much like an ankle bracelet used to track people under house arrest. But she notes that such devices could do more harm than good.

"You're trying to help that child fit into society the best way we can, and yet you're drawing attention to them," she said.


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