Autism Ontario’s Spirale website aims to serve as the best possible source for parents, caregivers and the general community to locate regulated professionals and experienced autism workers for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Ontario.
The website, on which professionals self-register their experience and contact information, includes:
· Listings of regulated professionals *
· Listings of experienced autism workers
· A Parent Guide
· A growing list of Q & A’s (written with regulated professionals) aimed at helping parents get a sense of what to expect from a particular regulated professional who might provide service for their child or family
HELP US BUILD SPIRALE’S LISTINGS
With the website newly launched, we are still in the growing stage and ask those using the site to keep this in mind and check back if you don’t find the professional you are looking for.
Please tell us if you know of a regulated professional that provides quality care for children with ASD. We will contact this professional and inform them about Autism Ontario and Spirale and invite them to register on the site.
You can let us know by referring a regulated professional today!
i. As Spirale grows, we will continue to add additional relevant regulated professionals.
ii. Naturopaths and homeopaths are disciplines that have been regulated by the Drugless Practitioners Act. The Government of Ontario has passed new acts (Naturopathy Act, 2007 and Homeopathy Act, 2007 respectively) that set out the process for new regulatory colleges to be created that will oversee registering and regulating these professions in the public interest. Once established and operating (anticipated in 2013) these colleges will set each profession’s qualifications and requirements for naturopaths and homeopaths to practice as licensed health professionals in Ontario – just as 27 other regulated health professions are governed by the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. It’s at this time they will be included on the Spirale website.
One of the first places you'll visit after getting a diagnosis is Children's Community Network
Central access for children and families in the Sudbury and Manitoulin Districts who use services funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Service coordination for children with complex needs who require multiple services
Case resolution service for children whose needs are not being adequately met by the local system of children’s services
Respite coordination service / Respiteservices.com
Pediatric clinic referral / coordination services
Another place you are sure to visit is Child and Community Resources
A Non-Profit Umbrella Organization
Our Mission, Vision, and Core Values
A society that values all children and ensures every child belongs.
Supporting, educating, and partnering with children, youth, families, and communities across the North.
Our Core Values
In pursuing this mission, CCR will provide services in a manner that is consistent with the following values:
- pursuit of excellence, creativity and innovation
- child and family-centered care
- adherence to legislation
- fiscal responsibility
- seamless delivery
- community partnerships
- staff recognition
One great resource to utilize is respite. Respiteservices.com can help you find a respite worker to give you a much needed break.
respiteservices.com consists of agencies funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. We are collaborating to develop a more dynamic respite network for both children and adults who have a physical and/or developmental disability in Sudbury and Manitoulin. The website is co-hosted by the Children's Community Network and YWCA Sudbury.
“respiteservices.com working together to facilitate respite options that empower individuals with differing abilities and their families to lead active and rewarding lives.”
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services may be of help to you.
Sudbury Public Library and Autism Ontario – Sudbury And District Chapter Collections Partnership
Sudbury Public Library and Autism Ontario – Sudbury and District Chapter have joined to create a new Autism Collection partnership for our Rainbow District families. The first installments of books have been added into the library circulation and are ready to be signed out. The books are in the Main Branch located at 74 Mackenzie Street, downtown Sudbury. If you do not live near this branch, every book in the collection can be sent to any library in the Rainbow District. The full Autism Collection materials can be viewed on the Autism Ontario – Sudbury and District Chapter Website; www.autismontario.com. Choose Sudbury Chapter on top right side. The materials range from manuals on Autism and Aspergers to fiction reads for teens and cartoon books for children. There are also a few movies including the Dear John and the HBO Documentary Autism the Musical.
A thank you goes to Mary Searle and her colleagues from the main Sudbury Main Library Branch for coordinating with Autism Ontario - Sudbury and District Chapter on this terrific Autism Collections Partnership. This entire partnership would not be available without the donations of our private benefactors; Tina and Graham Wilson and Dina VanRoosmalen, Thank You for supporting and contributing to this collection for the families in our Autism Community.
Please go to your nearest library and start benefiting from this amazing Autism Collection. Enjoy and pass on the knowledge!
Autism Ontario - Sudbury and District Chapter
A Few Examples of Our Autism Collection
Left: Jenne Wilson (Autism Ontario – Sudbury and District Chapter Council Member)
Right: Mary Searle (Main Sudbury Branch Advisor)
Autism Ontario Sudbury and District Chapter Library Collection
My brother is Autistic – By Jennifer Moore-Maillinos
Ian’s Walk: A Story about Autism – By L Lears
My Friend with Autism – By Beverly Bishop
Growing Up On the Spectrum – By Lynn Kern Koegal and Claire LaZebnik
10 Things that Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew – By Ellen Notbohm
1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s: 2nd Edition – By Ellen Notbohm
The New Social Stories Book: 10 Anniversary Edition – By Carol Gray
The Autism Mom’s Survival Guide – Susan Senator
A Practical Guide to Autism – By Fred Volkmar and Lisa Wiesner
The Autism and ADHD Diet: A Step by Step Guide to Hope and Healing by Living Gluten Free and Casein Free and Other Interventions – By Barrie Silberberg
The Autism Answerbook – By William Stillman
Gravity Pulls You In – ByKyra Anderson and Vicki Forman
Healing Our Autistic Children – By Julie A. Buckley
Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger’s Disorder – By Kathryn Stewart
Helping Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder – By Stephanie Lockshin, Jennifer Gillis and Raymond Romanczyk
The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome – By Tony Attwood
Early Intervention Games: Fun, Joyful Ways to Develop Social and Motor Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum or Sensory Processing Disorders – By Barbara Sher
The Autism Checklist – By Paula Kluth
The Autism Prophecies – William Stillman
The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Asperger’s Syndrome – By William Stillman
The Way I See It – By Temple Grandin
Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism – By Temple Grandin
Now I See the Moon – By Elaine Hall
Louder Than Words – By Jenny McCarthy
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – By Mark Haddon
With the Light…Volume 1: Raising an Autistic Child – By Keiko Tobe
With the Light…Volume 2: Raising an Autistic Child – By Keiko Tobe
House Rules – By Jodi Picoult
Al Capone Does my Shirts – By Gennifer Choldenko
Al Capone Shines my Shoes – By Gennifer Choldenko
Mockingbird – By Kathryn Erskine
Anything but Typical – By Nora Raleigh Baskin
Rules – By Cynthia Lord
The Autism Cookbook: 101 Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes – By Susan K. Delaine
The Everything Guide to Cooking for Children with Autism – By Megan Hart and Kim Lutz
Travels With My Brother – By Christine Alexiou and June Chua
Autism Ontario Material
Bullying Information Booklet
In Our Own Words: First Hand Accounts by Adults on the Autism Spectrum
Drawing Autism – By Jill Mullin
Autism, Advocate, and Law Enforcement – By Dennis Debbaudt
Navigating the Special Education System
Naviguer a travers le systeme de l’enfance en difficulte de l’Ontario
Children Diagnosed with Autism: What to Expect
Enfants atteints d’autisme
Living with ASD: Adolescence and Beyond
Autism Ontario Videos
No One Alone Video
Meeting My Brother Video
What Do You See When You See Me? Video
A Chance to Be Me Video
Experiencing Autism: 5 Simulations that will help students appreciate Autism Video
Vivre l’autisme: Cinq simulations qui aideront les eleves a compredre l’autisme Video
My Friend Dylan Video
Mon amie Dylan Video