Autism’s New Frontiers PART 2: ‘The bridge to nowhere’

The transition from youth to adulthood is the weakest link in the country’s already fractured approach to caring for children with autism

Two years ago, when Ashley Corbett of Arnprior turned 18, she entered Ontario’s Byzantine world of autism services for adults.

At best, the system treated her with benign neglect. At worst, she was invisible to it. Knowing that the wait was long for a coveted place at a provincially funded group home, Linda Murphy put her daughter’s name on the list when Corbett was just 13.

Six years later, she’s still waiting