Autism Ontario - Statements
By clicking the link above, you will open a single pdf of the following three documents combined:
- Our statement regarding the recent changes to autism programming in Ontario
Relevant resources and responses to the announcement (from a number of groups and organizations)
An Autism Ontario FAQ regarding our advocacy process
ASD Community Resources
ASD References and Websites
Kerry's Place Brochure
Regional ABA-Based Lead Resources
Tip Sheet - Working with Adults with ASD
Autism Parent Resource Kit
Click HERE for a comprehensive resource for families to better understand autism and the range of services and supports available in Ontario. This resource kit has been developed by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
ASD and Mental Health Blog (York University)
The aim of the ASD and Mental Health blog is to share research regarding mental health and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with a diverse audience. The blog contains editorials written by a range of contributors on different topics related to mental health and ASD. It also features research summaries of studies published in a variety of journals, which are related to ASD and mental health, as well as video interviews or relevant videos from other sites, and notable research related news articles.
Find the ASD and Mental Health blog from York University HERE
BlueBee TeeVee- The Autism Information Station
BlueBee TeeVee a webisode series where kids learn all about autism - in a friendly, clinically correct and respectful manner with humor and pop culture references thrown in for fun. Created by two talented men with autism, it's an innovative series that helps children see past differences, learn acceptance, and discover that we’re all pretty much the same at heart.
Did you know that you can download the video files and episode guides for offline viewing? Teachers are using them in classrooms and parents are sharing with family members for better understanding.
Click HERE to access BlueBee TeeVee episodes. You will need a DropBox account (which is free to set up).
Caregiver Solutions is a privately owned consultation, coaching and training service offered to caregivers of individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other profiles and challenges. The goal is to give caregivers information, tools and practice with evidence-based strategies and techniques based in applied behavioural analysis (ABA); in order to increase their capacity and skill sets as caregivers.
Contact Laurie O’Donnell at (705) 308-3715 or email email@example.com.
Caring and Safe Schools in Ontario
Caring and Safe Schools in Ontario is a document which "sets out a framework that system and school leaders may use to strengthen schools’ ability to provide a caring and safe environment, in which responses to behaviour issues are shaped by informed consideration of students’ needs and circumstances" (page 3).
Open this PDF document in a new window HERE .
Stephanie Moeser - Registered Social Worker, providing counselling, consultations and workshops. Specific focus on supporting youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contact information: (705) 927-1318
Keep Smiling Dental Hygiene
Mobile and In-office dental hygiene with offices in Bowmanville and Pickering. Mobile dental hygiene and whitening services for Durham and Peterborough.
Dental hygientists are now permitted to practice without the presence of a dentist. All equipment is mobile. The independent Dental Hygiene fee guide is approximately 30% less than ODA fee guide.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-431-3388
Find more information HERE.
Dental Insurance accepted on assignment. ODSP and Healthy Smiles Accepted.
My Health Passport
MyHealth Passport is a project of the SickKids Good 2 Go Transition Program. MyHealth Passport is a customized, wallet-size card that gives you instant access to your paediatric medical information. It can be used when you go to a new doctor, visit an emergency room or are writing your first novel and want the names of your medications for your hero. Click HERE to begin creating your own My Health Passport.
Navigating the Health Care System
The following links were noted in Yona Lunsky's Navigating the Health Care System webinar:
Primary Care Toolkit
Tools for caregivers (Surrey Place)
H-CARDD (Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities)
Hospital and Emergency Care
Here are some books that parents of children with autism have found helpful. If you would like to suggest books that can be added to this list, or if you would like further details on the books below, please send an email to email@example.com.
Disclaimer: It is important to do your own research and make your own informed decisions. Please note that Autism Ontario does not endorse any specific therapy, product, treatment, strategy, opinions, service, or individual. We do, however, endorse your right to information.