Diane Graham with her autistic son Atreyeu Graham, and Zandralee Graham January 3, 2013. Graham says her son has been denied help by teachers at his school because of the on-going job action and contract dispute. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)
TORONTO - The mother of an eight-year-old autistic Toronto boy says labour action is impacting special needs children.
Diane Graham says a key meeting to help support her son Atreyeu was cancelled on orders from the union, despite pledges their job action wouldn’t adversely impact kids with special needs.
A letter from Gracefield Public School’s principal confirms that the union pulled the plug on the Dec. 11 session, ordering their members, school support workers, not to attend.