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Old 03-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mississauga Article: Canada doesn't want autistic boy

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A man employed by a Mississauga company will be deported from Canada with his family because of the potential health care and social services costs associated with their 12-year-old autistic son.
For Sungsoo Kim, who has lived in Hamilton with his family for nine years, being rejected for permanent residency is devastating. He came to Canada on a student permit and has remained here on work permits.
and further research I've been doing....

Termination rates after prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, spina bifida, anencephaly, and Turner and Klinefelter syndromes: a systematic literature review - Mansfield - 1999 - Prenatal Diagnosis - Wiley Online Library

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The aims of this systematic literature review are to estimate termination rates after prenatal diagnosis of one of five conditions: Down syndrome, spina bifida, anencephaly, and Turner and Klinefelter syndromes....Termination rates varied across conditions. They were highest following a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome (92 per cent; CI: 91 per cent to 93 per cent)...
Now I know this is a hard hitting topic, but with all the recent positive popular media influences on disability (Glee's Lauren Potter, Kyrie Irving becoming a spokes person for Best Buddies, etc.) Do you feel that these media influences can help change this negative outlook on people with disabilities? or do we have to do much more?

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