Ontario Election Advocacy Campaign
We Need You to Become Involved in our 2018 Ontario ADHD in Education Advocacy Campaign.
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The Current Situation in Ontario ADHD Advocacy
When CADDAC meets with government officials to advocate for needed changes to improve the lives of families with ADHD CADDAC is told that change will only happen through the interest of our elected officials.
When Ontario MPPs are informed about the lack of recognition and resources for students with ADHD in our schools and lack of adult resources they are uninterested. They report that their constituents never speak with them about ADHD, but they do hear from families of children and adults with other neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Autism.
Is this true? Are you uninterested in government policies that impact your children with ADHD in our Ontario schools, lack of accessibility to ADHD assessment and treatment and the lack of screening and treatment of ADHD in Ontario correction facilities?
Unless educated by their constituents, our MPPS fall prey to the same misinformation and misconceptions as the general public. They view ADHD as insignificant.
What Can You Do To Help?
Did you know that your MPP is required to meet with any constituent that request a meeting?
Did you know that governments estimate that every letter they receive on a topic represents an additional 50 to 60 people also concerned about that topic who have not written a letter?
If you have an interest in ADHD, CADDAC needs your help! Advocacy efforts cannot succeed unless your voices are heard – we need all those with an interest in ADHD: parents, grandparents, adults with ADHD, extended family members, educators and medical professionals to do at least one thing to add their voice to the effort.
- Meet with your MPP and/or those who will be running in your riding in the up-coming election.
- Write a letter to your MPP and those who will be running in your riding.
- Attend a town hall meeting and ask those running questions about ADHD that matter to you.
- Meet with, or write a letter to, your School Trustee educating them about the lack of educator training on ADHD and discriminatory practices
- Ask your School Trustee to host a town hall meeting to hear feedback from parents on these issues
- Write a letter to the editor of your local or regional paper.
When you write a letter to your MPP please copy us on your e-mail at the address below and if you meet with your MPP or write a letter to an editor please notify us at email@example.com