Resources

In this section we will post items of interest from sources other than Autism Ontario. Items may include reports, studies, surveys and other documents which are relevant reading for people supporting teens and adults living with ASD. This site will always be a work in progress. Should you have documents you feel would be of interest, please contact us with your suggestion. Thank you! adultsupports@autismontario.com


Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

RDSP Enhancements Jan 2011 Carry Forward + Rollover

Transition Planning: list of documents shared by a parent

Health Service Use in Teens and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder : Family Study by CAMH, York University & Surrey Place Centre, working in partnership with Geneva Centre for Autism, Kerry's Place Autism Services, Autism Ontario, Griffin Centre. This project is funded by CIHR.


Fee for Service

Employment Counselling and Coaching for adults with High Functioning Autism or Aspergers Syndrome: Roxanne Christie, Autism Life Coach, Inner Strength For Life
905-883-3191, 1-877-473-5669 www.innerstrengthforlife.com


Reports, Resources & Articles of Interest from Others

(Manual) Safe and Secure – Six Steps to Creating a Good Life for People with Disabilities, Ontario Edition (2010) author Al Etmanski. This publication is now available through PLAN Toronto or order through any book seller by ISBN # 978-0-9730383-4-7

(Book)The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults author Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson.  Based upon U.C.L.A.'s evidence based PEERS program, this book breaks down the process of making friends into concrete steps.  The companion DVD shows role model videos that illustrate these steps.

Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson distill guidance from UCLA’s acclaimed PEERS program, the only evidence-based social skills intervention available for teens and young adults with autism and other social impairments. The app breaks down the process of making friends into easy, concrete steps—from choosing friends and improving conversational skills to online etiquette and handling teasing. The role-play videos demonstrate these social skills in action. For Apple iPhone and iPad, the FriendMaker app can help adolescents and adults who struggle socially, including those with autism spectrum disorders/Asperger’s, ADHD, bipolar, sensory processing disorder—or just anyone who could use a primer on the unwritten rules of social behavior. - See more at: http://josseybasseducation.com/special-needs/friendmaker-app-helps-teens-social-challenges-make-friends/#sthash.Poyrz0Pj.dpuf
Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson distill guidance from UCLA’s acclaimed PEERS program, the only evidence-based social skills intervention available for teens and young adults with autism and other social impairments. The app breaks down the process of making friends into easy, concrete steps—from choosing friends and improving conversational skills to online etiquette and handling teasing. The role-play videos demonstrate these social skills in action. For Apple iPhone and iPad, the FriendMaker app can help adolescents and adults who struggle socially, including those with autism spectrum disorders/Asperger’s, ADHD, bipolar, sensory processing disorder—or just anyone who could use a primer on the unwritten rules of social behavior. - See more at: http://josseybasseducation.com/special-needs/friendmaker-app-helps-teens-social-challenges-make-friends/#sthash.Poyrz0Pj.dpuf
Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson distill guidance from UCLA’s acclaimed PEERS program, the only evidence-based social skills intervention available for teens and young adults with autism and other social impairments. The app breaks down the process of making friends into easy, concrete steps—from choosing friends and improving conversational skills to online etiquette and handling teasing. The role-play videos demonstrate these social skills in action. For Apple iPhone and iPad, the FriendMaker app can help adolescents and adults who struggle socially, including those with autism spectrum disorders/Asperger’s, ADHD, bipolar, sensory processing disorder—or just anyone who could use a primer on the unwritten rules of social behavior. - See more at: http://josseybasseducation.com/special-needs/friendmaker-app-helps-teens-social-challenges-make-friends/#sthash.Poyrz0Pj.dpuf

(App)The FriendMaker An app for ipad or iphone based on the PEERS program.  The app breaks down the process of making friends into steps.  Role model videos are included.  $3.99 from iTunes.

(Report) A Sound Investment. Financial Literacy Education in Ontario Schools. The importance of teaching financial literacy in preparing for adult life in and beyond high school is identified in this report of the Ministry of Education's Working Group on Financial Literacy.

(Report) Adult Services - report (Texas) 2010

(Report) Respect, Recovery, Resilience: Recommendations for Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions Strategy (December 2010) Health Program Policy and Standards Branch Health System Strategy, Division Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

(Report) Navigating the Journey to Wellness: The Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan for Ontarians. (2010) Province of Ontario, Select Committee on Mental Health and Addictions Final Report

(Report) Identifying Trends and Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Transitioning into Postsecondary. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario,  Alcorn MacKay, S. (2010).

(Report) Adults Conference Preliminary Report  Autism Speaks (November 2009)

(Paper) Protecting Vulnerable Adults: Lessons from the Past, Recommendations for the Future  Kerry's Place Autism Services, Gail Jones (2008)














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