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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


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!

* Notes:

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.

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One of the first places you'll visit after getting a diagnosis is Children's Community Network


  • Coordinated information
  • 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
  • http://www.ccnsudbury.on.ca/english/index.html


     Another place you are sure to visit is Child and Community Resources


    A Non-Profit Umbrella Organization

    Our Mission, Vision, and Core Values

    Our Vision

    A society that values all children and ensures every child belongs.

    Our Mission

    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
    • inclusiveness
    • adherence to legislation
    • fiscal responsibility
    • seamless delivery
    • community partnerships
    • staff recognition

      CCREveryChildCounts               http://www.childcare.on.ca/default.aspx


     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


    Children’s Books

    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

    Dear John

    Autism Musical


    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

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