Autism



"I want to acknowledge a group of Canadians who are close to my heart. They, like myself, are parents of young children with autism. My son Jaden is 10 years old now and was diagnosed with autism when he was two. I would like those parents to know that I have been where they are. I have experienced the same emotions that they are experiencing right now: the intense love that a parent has for his or her child; the fear that accompanies the discovery that there is something different about the way the child is developing; the hope of finding out that there is a treatment that is helping other children with similar challenges; and the utter frustration and disappointment as time ticks away while the child waits for that treatment."  Mike Lake, Maiden Speech in the House of Commons, April 24, 2006.   


To read more about Mike and autism in the media, please follow the links below:


CTV National News - November 22, 2014

 

Global News - May 30, 2013

Canada AM (CTV) - April 2, 2013

Question Period (CTV) interview with Kevin Newman - March 31, 2013

Power Play Interview (CTV) - March 27, 2013

The Agenda with Steve Paikin (TVO) - March 26,2013



Canada AM (CTV) - September 28, 2012

ABCnews.com - September 28, 2012

The National (CBC) - September 28, 2012

CNN - September 28, 2012

The Agenda with Steve Paikin (TVO) - April 4, 2012

Beyond Politics Interview with Catherine Clark (CPAC) - June 13, 2010

Power Play Interview with Tom Clark (CTV) - April 1, 2010

Mike's Statement on World Autism Awareness Day 2015

Mike's Statement on World Autism Awareness Day 2014

Mike's Statement on World Autism Awareness Day 2013

Mike's Statement on World Autism Awareness Day 2012

Mike's Statement on World Autism Awareness Day 2010

Mike's Statement on World Autism Awareness Day 2009

Mike's Statement on World Autism Awareness Day 2008


 
For further information on autism, please consult the links below: 

Autism Speaks Canada

Autism Society of Edmonton Area

Health Canada

Autism Today

Backgrounder on Autism from CBC News 

Autism Society Canada

Autism Canada Foundation
 
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