The Ministry of Children and Youth Services releases key components to new Ontario Autism Program with a strong focus on the family

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   Posted June 8, 2017
Click here for more informationThe Building Brighter Futures Fund is Now Open!

The Building Brighter Futures Fund is now accepting applications for 2017! This fund provides financial assistance directly to adults with ASD in Ontario and their families through reimbursement of funds spent to open doors for greater participation in their local communities.

Individuals may receive up to $500 in reimbursement for fees related to recreation, skill development, respite, professional supports, tuition or other creative options linked to realizing the desires and goals of adults with ASD.

All receipts must be submitted by September 1st, 2017 for the 2017 applicants.

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   Posted June 7, 2017
Click here for more informationOntario announces investment in Jake's House's Legends Mentoring Program through collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

The Legends Mentoring Program will pair children and youth with autism between the ages of 6 and 18 with mentors to help them develop strong communication and relationship-building skills. There will be three pilot sites beginning in 2017-18, located in Toronto, Ottawa and Lanark County.

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   Posted June 6, 2017
Click here to view the full releaseProvince Releases Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities


La province présente la Stratégie ontarienne d’emploi pour les personnes handicapées


   Posted June 5, 2017
Click here to read the full release Autism Ontario Responds to Minister of Children and Youth Services

Today’s announcement from the Minister of Children and Youth Services regarding the inclusion of a direct funding option in the new Ontario Autism Program is a welcome one for families who have repeatedly called for flexibility and choice to be a part of the new program.
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   Posted May 18, 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.
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   Posted February 27, 2017
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!

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   Posted September 28, 2016

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