The Development Coordinator of Autism Services of Saskatoon says the demand for their services is overwhelming.
The charitable organization deals with a wide array or programs and services for those afflicted with and affected by Autism from age two to adults.
Carol Tebay said they don’t come close to keeping up with referrals and is thankful for the funding announced in Tuesday’s Provincial budget.
There is four thousand dollars a year available per child for children up to age six but Tebay said that gets used up quickly given the intensive amount of care needed for that age group.
She pointed out preschoolers in one of their programs receive 25 hours-a-week of therapy.
There are Autism Day displays and activities planned for Saturday at Lawson Heights Mall from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
April is also Autism month.