Autism Ontario's Initiatives on Adult Issues
As a member of either Autism Ontario or OPAAA, you have ownership of the following Autism Ontario/OPAAA produced resources to use in your local advocacy efforts:
Listing of Province-wide Supports and Services for Transitioning Youth and Adults
This list was compiled in June 2011. Click here.
Articles Related to Person Directed Planning
Part 1 - A Cautionary Tale: If I got hit by a bus tomorrow... by Leslie Broun
Part 2 - A Cautionary Tale: If I got hit by a bus tomorrow... by Leslie Broun
Part 3 - A Cautionary Tale: If I got hit by a bus tomorrow... by Leslie Broun
Independent Person Directed Planning by Lee Steel
FORGOTTEN : Ontario Adults with Autism and Adults with Aspergers
Recommendations for supports and services for adults with ASD.
Read our Report
Living with ASD: Adolescence and Beyond
Our adult manual is all about helping people on the autism spectrum navigate to and through adulthood. Read more about our Adult Manual
Read more about our Autism Advisor in English, or Conseils - Autisme for French editions.
Read more about our Our Magazine
Count Me In
Registry of adults living with ASD in Ontario, their family members, their supporters and their service providers. Read more about our registry at Count Me In
Our Most Beautiful Child – What Will Happen to Him When We’re Gone?
This professionally produced PSA is in a 30 seconds or 90 seconds version.
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Advocacy Kit : Take Action
The Transformation of Developmental Services Sector is hopeful, but how that will impact adults on the Autism Spectrum remains to be seen. The current political landscape provides momentum to put forward the Adult issues. This advocacy kit was developed to help families across Ontario to advocate for adolescents and adults with ASD. Now is the time to take action - because kids grow up.
Contacting Your MPP
Sample Letter To Your MPP
Our Vulnerable Citizens: 1990 Adult Survey
This study grew out of the "Strategic Plan: OSAC Initiatives for 1990 and Beyond", and a decision by the Board of the Ontario Society for Autistic Citizens [now Autism Ontario] to create and sponsor a Task Force to examine the status of adults with autism and pervasivedevelopmental disorders (PDD) resident in Ontario. Get the report Our Vulnerable Citizens - A 1991 report of the Adult Task Group
Adult Working Group
A volunteer-based sub committee of Autism Ontario, the work of your AWG is focused on all issues affecting transitional aged youth and adults living with ASD. Your voice matters! We welcome a designated liaison from each Chapter to share your local information. Contact us at OPAAAGroup@gmail.com
Ontario Partnership for Adults with Aspergers and Autism - OPAAA
Autism Ontario is the lead organization in this province-wide leadership group. Read more about us at Who We Are & What We Do
Interministerial Working Group for an Ontario Strategy for Adults with ASD
Co-chaired by Autism Ontario and the Ministry of Community & Social Services, Developmental Services branch, this group facilitates learning about autism with the goal of more effective, co-operative supports across multiple ministries.
Ministry Education Day, December 3, 2009
View the full day Videoconference co-hosted by Carol Latimer, Director, Community & Developmental Services Branch, MCSS and Margaret Spoelstra, Executive Director, Autism Ontario.
Read More About the IMG Videoconference, Opening Remarks, Keynote, List of Presenters, List of Ministries attending