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Autism coalition calls for boost in supports

TORONTO—The Ontario Autism Coalition is calling on the Liberal government to boost supports for the 20,000 children with autism in the province's schools.

In a report released Tuesday, the group recommends the province review special education funding, and provide more training for teachers and educational staff who work with children on the autism spectrum.

Assisted dying access service being created

TORONTO—Ontario is setting up a new service for people seeking medically-assisted death that will allow them to reach out for help directly, bypassing health-care providers who object to assisted suicide on conscience grounds.

Health minister Eric Hoskins says a “care co-ordination service” for medically-assisted death will be up and running as early as May.