NEW: Parent/Caregiver Survey!/Nouveau sondage d’Autisme Ontario!

This survey is intended only for parents and/or caregivers of people with ASD living in Ontario.

As you may know, the Ontario Government is in the midst of changing how it provides services to children and youth with ASD. The feedback you provide here will help us give timely and informed feedback on province-wide initiatives which we will share with the government.

We will also incorporate these valuable perspectives into our future programs and our advocacy work.

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Le présent sondage s’adresse exclusivement aux parents et/ou fournisseurs de soins de personnes qui vivent avec un TSA en Ontario.

Comme vous le savez peut-être, le gouvernement de l’Ontario s’apprête à modifier ses méthodes de prestation de services aux enfants et aux adolescents qui ont un TSA. Votre rétroaction nous aidera à formuler, en temps opportun, des commentaires éclairés sur les initiatives provinciales que nous partagerons avec le gouvernement.

Vos points de vue nous seront également fort utiles pour élaborer nos futurs programmes et orienter nos prochaines actions revendicatrices.

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   Posted March 29, 2017
Click here to read the full releaseAutism Ontario responds to The Ministry of Community and Social Services’ Six-Month Report Back to the Ombudsman.

Six months after the release of the Ontario Ombudsman’s report “Nowhere to Turn”, greater choice, flexibility, inclusion and inter-ministerial partnerships now drive some of the newest MCSS initiatives to address crisis involving adults with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario.

Autism Ontario continues to be part of this collective outcry, recognizing how disheartened families were by the MCSS response to the Select Committee Final Report that downplayed the crisis in Developmental Services Ontario and instead, shifted focus to processes and programs which were already in play.

Click here to read the full release

   Posted February 27, 2017
For more information, click hereParents CAN!

Raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can present unique challenges to parents. Our Parents CAN! pilot program provides parents an opportunity to learn powerful techniques to support their child’s development.


Élever un enfant qui présente un trouble du spectre de l’autisme (TSA) comporte parfois des défis particuliers. Notre programme pilote d’aide préscolaire aux familles offre aux parents la possibilité de se familiariser avec des méthodes éprouvées pour soutenir le développement de leur enfant.

For more information, click here

   Posted February 26, 2017
Click here to learn moreFacilitator Training: Children’s Friendship Training (CFT)

What is CFT? Children’s Friendship Training is an evidence-based, group format, parent-assisted social skills intervention for children ages 7 – 12. It has been proven effective with verbal children who have high-functioning Autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD NOS, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and prenatal alcohol exposure. This program was developed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where it has been used and studied for over 20 years with more than 1,000 families.

Formation d’animateurs/animatrices du programme (CFT) (en anglais)

Le programme Children’s Friendship Training (comment se faire des amis) est basé sur des preuves et axé sur les habiletés sociales. Il s’adresse à des groupes d’enfants de 7 à 12 ans et fait appel à l’aide des parents. Il s’est révélé efficace auprès d’enfants verbaux qui avaient reçu un diagnostic d’autisme de haut niveau, de syndrome d’Asperger, de trouble envahissant du développement – non spécifié (TED-NS), de trouble déficitaire de l’attention avec hyperactivité (TDAH), de trouble oppositionnel avec provocation ou d’exposition prénatale à l’alcool (EPA). Il a été élaboré, il y a plus de 20 ans, à l’Université de Californie, Los Angeles (UCLA), et a été mis en application, sous supervision, auprès de plus de 1 000 familles.

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   Posted February 25, 2017
 Join Autism Ontario on Monday, April 3, 2017 to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day. Participation in our campaign means access to World Autism Awareness Day resources to help you celebrate!

Help us build ASD inclusive schools and communities across our province!

Autisme Ontario invite toutes les écoles de l’Ontario à souligner ensemble la Journée mondiale de sensibilisation à l’autisme, le lundi 3 avril 2017. La participation à notre campagne vous donne accès aux ressources que nous avons créées pour aider votre école à souligner cette journée importante.

Aidez-nous à rendre les écoles et les collectivités de notre province plus inclusives, c’est-à-dire plus accueillantes pour les enfants et les jeunes qui vivent avec un trouble du spectre de l’autisme (TSA).

   Posted November 29, 2016
Click here to learn moreYour Stories

Through your support, Autism Ontario serves as the province’s largest collective voice representing the autism community, made up of knowledgeable parents and professionals who can speak to ASD issues across Ontario. We are dedicated to providing ASD information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services.

Every person on the spectrum and their family has a story, and we'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to those who've shared why they support Autism Ontario.

Click here to learn more

   Posted November 29, 2016
Our response to the Ontario Ombudsman report on the treatment of adults with developmental disabilities in crisis

“Nowhere to Turn” Report Affirms Crisis in Ontario for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their Families.

Autism Ontario, its Chapters and the Ontario Partnership for Adults with Aspergers and Autism (OPAAA) regularly hear anguished reports from weary families having to abandon their adult children on the doorsteps of a system unprepared to meet their needs.

Click here to read OPAAA's full response.

Cliquez ici pour lire la réponse entière de OPAAA.

   Posted August 24, 2016
Click here - Cliquez iciAutism Ontario's Knowledge Base -
Base de connaissances

A bilingual, searchable database of brief, easy-to-understand documents that are relevant to the lives of youth and adults with ASD their families.

Une base de données bilingue et interrogeable ainsi qu’une série de courts documents faciles à comprendre concernant la vie des adolescents et des adultes ayant un TSA et celle de leurs familles respectives.
Click here - Cliquez ici

   Posted February 27, 2015
Please watch and share.New Autism Ontario Video

This video, which features the incredible Michael McCreary, is a wonderful introduction to autism spectrum disorder. The video was created to support customer service professionals when they provide services or support to people with ASD; however the positive response from the general public has been overwhelming. This video is so accessible and entertaining, it offers something for everyone.

We want everyone to understand autism and to see the potential!

Please watch and share.

   Posted September 28, 2016
Click here to visit the Ontario Trillium Foundation website

Autism Ontario is grateful for the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation that allows our partners to research themes in employment for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As part of a collaborative project with McMaster University and Autism LifePath, this study looks at workplace accommodations with the purpose of learning from accommodation practiced in workplaces across Ontario, and in addition, studies employers ability to make accommodations when employing people with ASD. This research includes data analysis on surveys, interviews, and town hall discussions with both employers and employees.

Click here to visit the Ontario Trillium Foundation website

   Posted August 17, 2016
Visit the microsite today!Access our Educational and Awareness Resources

Even though World Autism Awareness Day is over, we want schools and community members to have access to our autism awareness resources all year round. This includes:
- Educator toolkits
- An interactive sensory video experience
- Employment themed videos
- Community themed videos
- Stories and more!

Visit the microsite today!

   Posted May 19, 2016
Get started here!A future planning resource for people with a disability, their families and caregivers

This website is an incredible resource that includes:
- Disability and Funding Services
- Learning modules that explore various topics
- Inspiring Documentaries
- Free Professional Consultation
- Event Listing and much more!
Get started here!

   Posted January 16, 2015

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