Case for Support: our public policy document (2008)

FORGOTTEN: Ontario Adults with Autism and Adults with Aspergers
Recommendations for supports and services for adults with ASD

This public policy paper was published by the Ontario Partnership for Adults with Aspergers and Autism. OPAAA is a province-wide leadership group, and the collective voice of an estimated 50,000+ ADULTS living with ASD in Ontario. We are stakeholders in our autism community; parents, family members, researchers, clinicians, service providers, educators, advocates and adults with lived experience. Autism Ontario is the lead organization in OPAAA.


Our policy document and discussion paper to the Ministry of Community & Social Services was published by Autism Ontario and launched by OPAAA at a Queen's Park press conference on October 15, 2008.

Read the Executive Summary and Recommendations

Read the full document

Read the media release 

View the press conference (video) with commentary by Howard Weinroth, Dr. Jeanette Holden, Richard Hales and Tony Hill. Note: Your patience is appreciated while the video loads. There are about 30 seconds or so of shrill noise before it launches automatically.



This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without special permission, except for those copyrighted materials noted for which further reproduction is prohibited without the specific permission of copyright holders. Autism Ontario will appreciate citation as to source. The suggested format for citation is: “Autism Ontario (2008). FORGOTTEN: Ontario Adults with Autism and Adults with Aspergers.”


Speaking Out for teens and adults with ASD

Speaking Out to the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Developmental Services Branch about the realities of adults living with ASD, our policy document and discussion paper was published in October 2008.

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