Ontario PC's say schools will be getting an average of $12,300 for each new student with autism

We are finding out more about the PC government's plans for children with autism during the school day.

School boards will be getting an average of $12,300 for each new student with autism in the last months of this school year.

A protest was held at Queen's Park last week by families saying that the new autism funding changes will mean many won't be able to cover the cost of keeping their kids in treatment programs, meaning they will have to enter school.

They have been concerned that hundreds or thousands of kids would come into schools with no additional supports there for them.

Education Minister Lisa Thompson also says the government will fully subsidize an autism spectrum disorder qualification course for teachers.