A Sunday Poem: “Spectrum”


Changes are coming

to Ontario’s autism program.


Families will get $20,000 a year

for children 5 and under,

$5,000 for youth 6-18.


But parents say

intensive therapy could reach $80,000.


The Social Services Minister,

and the Premier,

appear detached.


As though in their own world.


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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