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Ontario to regulate autism therapists

TORONTO—Ontario plans to regulate the clinicians who provide applied behaviour analysis, a form of therapy often used to support people with autism, Social Services Minister Todd Smith said Tuesday.

Smith said the government was acting on “clear direction” from experts and the families of autistic children, and would be launching consultations on the issue in the fall.

Six arrests confirmed in St. Michael's probe

TORONTO—Six teens were arrested and charged yesterday in connection with an alleged sexual assault at an all-boys' private school in Toronto as police said they were looking into more incidents and additional charges could follow.

Police said five teens, accompanied by their parents or lawyers, turned themselves in to police while a sixth student was arrested on his way to school.