Autism Ontario and OPAAA Initiatives

OPAAA's response to the Ontario Ombudsman report on situations of crisis involving adults with developmental disabilities- “Nowhere to Turn” - released on August 28, 2016

La réponse de OPAAA au rapport de l’Ombudsman au sujet de la situation de crise des adultes ayant des déficiences intellectuelles- Dans l’impasse- sortie le 28 aout 2016

Ontario Partnership for Adults with Asperger’s and Autism (OPAAA) Response to Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario February 29, 2016 Read the report

Presentation - Youth and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Ontario: Service Issues and Recommendations as presented to Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services on March 9, 2015 
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Letter to the Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario regarding the "Comprehensive Government Response to the Select Committee on Developmental Services" released October 28th, 2014

OPAAA's response to the Government of Ontario's Select Committee on Developmental Services Interim Report released March 5, 2014

OPAAA's presentation to the Governement of Ontario's Select Committee on Developmental Services - "Closing the Gaps" which also included personal stories - 2013


Diversity in Ontario’s Youth and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders:

Complex Needs in Unprepared Systems - Executive Summary - 2014

FORGOTTEN : Ontario Adults with Autism and Adults with Aspergers

Recommendations for supports and services for adults with ASD.
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Provincial: MPPs

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


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.

Click here for guidelines on speaking to your MPP about youth and adult issues.



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