Family Support

We have several online resources. Please click the links below to access our directories and resources.




Directory of Services for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Compiled by Debbie Barbesin and Kristen Copeland. Updated for 2014.


Adult Resource Directory Attachment

Asperger Resource Guide 2012

SUMMER CAMP Information 2014



Financial Assistance


Support Groups

Autism Ontario - Ottawa Chapter supports the following support groups.  The groups are run independently, by volunteer co-ordinators.



A support group for adult women with high-functioning Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. Monthly meetings or outings on the first Friday on every month! For more information contact email at For more information email or 613.230.6305.  



A group for adults and older teens (ages 17 and up) with Asperger Syndrome. Mutual support, guest speakers, educational activities - and fun! Parents, other relatives, friends, and professionals are also welcome to attend. Group meets the third Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m., except during the summer. For more information email 


Support Groups for Family Members of Adults with ASD

Questions about the support groups may be directed to the Ottawa Chapter at 613-230-6305 or email  


Groups Hosted by Other Organizations

Social Skills groups for Children and Youth

Social Skills groups run by Children at Risk (CAR) for teens with Asperger Syndrome from middle to high school, as well as other age groups.

Contact CAR at 613.741.8255 or visit their website at

Online Forums Autism Support Ottawa List - with Yahoo 

This is a digital forum for parents, professionals and persons with autism/PDD in the Ottawa-Carleton region created to exchange information & resources.

To sign up, click here! 


Social Skills group for Adults

For adults with Asperger Syndrome to develop social skills. Call Y's Owl Maclure at 613-721-1500 for information. See for information on employment and other services.

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