A private Montreal West preschool for children with autism may have to close, because the Quebec government says it doesn't have the proper permit to operate.
The Little Red Playhouse was established for young kids with an autism spectrum disorder, with the aim of better preparing them for the public school system.
Parents say the school does wonders.
"This place has been our savior since we've been there for the past year," said Leetal Cuperman, the mother of a 4-year-old boy, on CJAD's Barry Morgan show. "I was really counting on, and excited for this last year at the school."
The founder of Little Red Playhouse, Sharon McCarry, also spoke with Barry Morgan Tuesday. She says inspectors from the family ministry showed up at the school acting on a complaint — that the school was being run as an illegal daycare.
She was essentially told she needed the proper permit, and says the process to get one has been hampered by, among other things, the unique nature of her facility.
"I cannot find a decision maker to help me get them to see that I am an exception to all the categories that exist within the family ministry," McCarry says.