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AUTISM SPECIFIC RESOURCES Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services About Autism, recognize the signs, find

d help http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/specialneeds/autism/index.aspx Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit for newly diagnosed families to make best possible use of the first 100 days following their childs diagnosis of autism or Aspergers/High Functioning Autism. http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/100-day-kit Mayo Clinic about Autism Symptoms, causes, risk factors, tests and diagnosis, coping and support information http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/autism/DS00348/DSECTION=symptoms Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital - Communication, Learning and Behaviour team assesses children who are suspected of having a developmental disorder such as autism and display complex and challenging behaviour. - A pediatricians referral is required and the client must reside within the Toronto area or within an area that cannot access a local treatment centre within Ontario. http://www.hollandbloorview.ca/programsandservices/childdevelopment/autism.php Autism Speaks promoting research, awareness, advocacy, family services http://www.autismspeaks.ca/en/early-warning-signs Autism Speaks Blog http://blog.autismspeaks.org/ Geneva Centre for Autism (Toronto Area) Offers a wide range of clinical services determined individually for each person with Autism Spectrum Disorder helping those with autism build skills to realize their full potential. Refer to Map of Services to see how to access services. Services include - Toronto Partnership for Autism Services o Intensive Behaviour Intervention o School stream o Jumpstart for parents - Behaviour Communication for preschool, school age, multidisciplinary service - Asperger specific services (workshops, groups, consultations) - Respite services - Skill building groups & other fee-based services http://www.autism.net/about-us.html http://www.autism.net/services/map-of-our-services.html http://www.autism.net/services/services-for-children.html - information about Autism http://www.autism.net/resources/about-autism/40-what-are-autism-spectrum-disorders.html Autism Ontario http://www.autismontario.com/ - specific division Autism Ontario Toronto http://www.autismontario.com/client/aso/ao.nsf/Toronto/Home+-+Site - Autism Ontario Toronto services including arts, camps, legal services, resources, treatment centres & services, where to get a diagnosis http://www.autismontario.com/client/aso/ao.nsf/Toronto/Services+-+Home - Potential Programme supporting families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through the support of highly skilled clinicians. http://www.autismontario.com/client/aso/ao.nsf/RCP/What+is+RCP?OpenDocument

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Toronto Partnership for Autism Services (TPAS) http://www.surreyplace.on.ca/Clinical-Programs/Autism/TPAS/Pages/Home.aspx School Support Program (SSP) http://www.surreyplace.on.ca/Clinical-Programs/Autism/SSP/Pages/Home.aspx Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) all about special education http://www.cec.sped.org/am/template.cfm?section=Home Ontario Council for Exception Children http://www.cecontario.ca/ Toronto Parent Involvement Advisory Committee http://www.torontopiac.com/ Toronto District School Board Special Education information for parents http://www.tdsb.on.ca/_site/ViewItem.asp?siteid=10428&menuid=23220&pageid=20126 Kinark Child And Family Services Email: info@kinark.on.ca Phone: 905-474-9595 Fax : 905-474-1448 Toll Free: 1-800-230-8533 Kinark Child And Family Services provides counselling and support services to children and adolescent, including Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) for children & youth with extremely complex emotional, social, and behavioural needs, intensive behavioural intervention (IBI), school support program for autism spectrum disorder, applied behaviour analysis (ABA). http://www.kinark.on.ca/services/CEAutism.aspx Several locations throughout Ontario: http://www.kinark.on.ca/contactUs/locations.aspx Surrey Place Enabling full participation for people with developmental disabilities http://www.surreyplace.on.ca/Developmental-Disabilities/Pages/Home.aspx The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and support (OASIS) with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome provides a resource for families and individuals to deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS). Very comprehensive with many articles, news, blogs, and a forum on a variety of topics related to Asperger and Autism. http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/ Autism Spectrum Connection Articles and information online for health & wellness, local programs, therapy options, activity guides and research for assisting families with children diagnosed with Autism http://www.autismspectrumconnection.com/welcome Autism Canada Foundation http://www.autismcanada.org/aboutautism/earlysigns.html Community Living Ontario Provide support & services to individuals and families for those with intellectual disability http://www.communitylivingontario.ca/ Special Services at Home (Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services) The Special Services at Home program helps families who are caring for a child with a developmental or physical disability, as well as adults with a developmental disability. Visit the website for application form & details of the program.
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http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/specialneeds/specialservices/index.aspx Online resource dedicated to lifelong learning and support for people who have an intellectual disability, their families and support networks. http://connectability.ca/whats-inside/ Connections by Toronto District School Board a guide for transition planning from school life to adulthood for parents of children with developmental disability (very comprehensive) http://www.tdsb.on.ca/wwwdocuments/parents/special_education_2/docs/Connections%20PDF.pdf Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Website of Peel Region Resource set up by Peel School District regarding programmes for Autism and ASD. http://www.cdrcp.com/autism/peel-autism ErinOakKids ABA services & supports for children and youth with ASD Central West Region (Dufferin, Halton, Peel, Waterloo, Wellington) http://www.cdrcp.com/setting-the-stage-downloads/special-needs/aba-based-services-for-children-andyouth/download Peel School District (Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga) A Parents Guide to Identification, Placement and Review Committees (IPRC) http://www.peel.edu.on.ca/parents/facts/IPRC.htm http://www.peel.edu.on.ca/parents/facts/documents/IPRCbrochure.pdf (also available in 11 other languages) Getting to Know Special Education Programs & Services http://www.peel.edu.on.ca/parents/facts/specialeducation-progservices.htm ABACUS Help for Parents by Autism Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services to help parents, caregivers and the community understand Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and lists Autism ABA providers in Ontario. http://www.abacuslist.ca/client/aso/aba.nsf/web/What+is+ABA?OpenDocument Kerrys Place Autism Services provides Community Outreach services, psychological and family support services for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and accommodation supports. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and for their acceptance as full and equal members of society. http://www.kerrysplace.org/Public/Supports-and-Services See past issues of Autism Matters for free (Autism Ontarios quarterly magazine) http://www.autismontario.com/client/aso/ao.nsf/web/Autism+Matters Autism Acceptance Project Friends, family and those with autism promoting acceptance of and accommodation for autistic people in society, to empower parents and autistic people. http://www.taaproject.com/about-us/mission-statement/

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