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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006

Chair: The Honourable ART EGGLETON, P.C.


Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006

Issue No. 11

Fourth and fifth meetings on:

The inquiry on the issue of funding for the treatment of autism

INCLUDING:
THE SEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Budget for the autism study)


WITNESSES:

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

As an individual:

Michelle Dawson.

Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network:

Dr. Peter Szatmari, Faculty of Health Science, McMaster University.

McGill University Health Centre:

Dr. Eric Fombonne, Director of Child Psychiatry.

University of Toronto:

Marianne Ofner, Department of Public Health Science.
 

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Autism Society of Canada:

Jo-Lynn Fenton, President.

Autism Speaks Canada:

Suzanne Lanthier, Greater Toronto Regional Director.

Families for Early Autism Treatment:

Jean Lewis, Director.

Autism Canada:

Laurie Mawlam, Executive Director.

Autism Treatment Services of Canada:

David Mikkelsen, Executive Director.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Wilbert J. Keon, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Callbeck, Champagne, P.C., Cochrane, Cook, Cordy, Fairbairn, P.C., *Hays (or Fraser), *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Munson, Nancy Ruth, Pépin, Trenholme Counsell

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to the rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Cochrane was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gustafson (November 10, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C., was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Peterson (November 17, 2006).