Change is difficult, very difficult, for many people with autism disorders. For my severely autistic son slight changes in his daily routines and expectations can result in serious problems. I can not imagine the harmful impact on this 12 year old autistic boy, to be sent to another country now, after growing up in Canada over the past 9 years. He has South Korean heritage, a Korean name and family but this boy after spending 9 of his 12 years in Canada IS Canadian.
I understand the costs argument but it is still heartless for Canada to send this autistic boy to live in a country he does not know, absolutely heartless. If and when harm comes to this boy from this decision Canada must bear a major part of the responsibility.
I am generally very, very proud to be Canadian but I am not proud of the way we treat good people who have chosen to live among us and become part of Canada because a child is diagnosed after arrival with an autism disorder. Woe, Canada!