Newsstand: April 5, 2016
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Newsstand: April 5, 2016

In the news: parents to address changes in Ontario's Autism Program, special constables charged in issuing false tickets to appear in court, and the Jays beat the Tampa Bays.

Changes in Ontario’s Autism Program have left numerous families worried that their children may no longer be eligible for the province’s Intensive Behavioural Intervention program used in treating those with autism. The new rules—which come into effect this May—will see children over five be put into the less intensive treatment, Applied Behaviour Analysis. NDP critic of Children and Youth Services Monique Taylor says that parents will have a chance to address the changes at a press conference next week, and that a campaign is currently underway to send letters of concern straight to Queen’s Park.

Five TTC special constables accused of issuing false tickets to the homeless are expected to appear in court Monday. Michael Schmidt, Jan Posthumus, Jamie Greenbank, Svetomir Catic, and Neil Malik were fired and charged with fabricating evidence and attempting to obstruct justice in 2013 after incidents in which they issued false offences to homeless individuals came to light. The TTC said it will null all falsified tickets and ensure that those who have been ticketed will not face any consequences.

The Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 during Game 2 of the 2016 season last night, with all three home runs hit off Rays pitcher Drew Smyly. Tonight, the two teams will face off at 7:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field, with Aaron Sanchez expecting to head off against Jake Odorizzi.

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