BILL NO. 145
2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
64 Elizabeth II, 2015
Private Member's Bill
Supporting People with Disabilities Act
First Reading: December 3, 2015
(a) "autism spectrum disorder" means a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child's ability to communicate and interact with others and includes restricted repetitive behaviours, interests and activities;
(b) "intellectual deficit disorder" means a permanent developmental disorder, diagnosed prior to the person attaining the age of 18 years, that significantly limits the cognitive and adaptive functioning of the person;
(d) "medical professional" means a medical doctor specializing in psychiatric disorders, brain injuries, neurology or a related field who is capable of diagnosing an intellectual deficit disorder and resulting intellectual developmental disability.
3 (1) Subject to Section 4, the Minister of Community Services shall provide the services under the Disability Support Program, the Direct Family Support Program and all other appropriate programs to a person who has been diagnosed by a medical professional as having an intellectual deficit disorder and resulting intellectual developmental disability or as having autism spectrum disorder.
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