In Autistic Children Need Help, Not Delays The Toronto Star has spoken out clearly in support of children with autism disorders in Ontario. The Star's message applies in most jurisdictions across Canada. While the Star focuses on Ontario the same logic applies across Canada. Canadians and some conscientious, concerned political leaders including the late Andy Scott from Fredericton, Shawn Murphy from PEI, Glenn Thibeault from Ontario, Peter Stoffer, Nova Scotia, the late Jack Layton and NB Senator Jim Munson spoke out in support of a strong Real National Autism Strategy which, if one had been adopted would have ensured better lives for many children with autism disorders. The fact that these children are missing out rests squarely on the shoulders of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, his "autism dad" front man Mike Lake and their partners in the Bloc Quebecois who opposed meaningful national help for autistic children in Canada.