Reinstate Catherine McKay as Coordinator of the Autism Ontario RCP Program in Windsor
Catherine McKay has been an invaluable asset to parents of autistic children working here at Autism Ontario as RCP Program Coordinator. She had shown exceptional dedication to her work and we strongly believe that no one else will ever be able to fill this position the same energy and dedication that she has shown. Catherine has put together so many events that we can attend as families without fear of being judged when our children erupt into tantrums and meltdowns. She has been our link to finding services and she will even go out of her way to help when ever she can. She helps by introducing us to other families with similar circumstances. She steps in to advocate for us when no one is available to do so. She is not afraid to become our voice when we are unsure of how to approach a situation where advocacy is needed for our children. Catherine McKay is a wonderful person with a strong character and she has the right kind of positive energy to help us find services in Windsor-Essex County. She has been a beacon of light to many parents who find themselves lost after recieving an autism diagnosis for their child (children). The one thing about her that makes her particularly special is that she cares about our children very deeply. We honestly don’t think there is anyone else who cares about her work or about our children as much as she does. Many parents raising children with autism in Windsor-Essex County have come to rely on Catherine over the past few years. The amount of dedication and energy she pours into her work, into our children and into our families is mind staggering. Loosing her will have a detrimental effect on our autism community here in Windsor which is why we urge the Autism Ontario, Realize Community Potential Provincial Office to reinstate her as our RCP coordinator.
We as a community will not stand behind an organization which can not stand behind its employees when all she did was speak the truth!
This is the article which ultimately led Autism Ontario to let Catherine McKay go.