The province announced last year funding for families with children with autism spectrum disorder. After a year of having the program, advocate Katie Emde of Midale believes they should look at making some tweaks.
"With the pressure that is on the education system and the health system to provide a lot of services from speech therapy and occupational therapy and physio and everything else it really would be a good thing to see," said Emde.
One of those tweaks she would like to see is an increase in the funding eligibility age from six years old to eight or nine. Currently, eligible families can receive $4,000 per year.
"We are seeing kids get diagnosed above the age of six and getting those papers filled out, so a lot more families could actually benefit and access this funding."
Emde added an increase in the amount families receive per child would also be a benefit for those who are eligible.