ASD Resources (Various)
Autism Ontario - Statements
By clicking the link above, you will open a single pdf of the following three documents combined:
- Our statement regarding the recent changes to autism programming in Ontario
- Relevant resources and responses to the announcement (from a number of groups and organizations)
- An Autism Ontario FAQ regarding our advocacy process
ASD Community Resources
ASD References and Websites
Kerry's Place Brochure
Regional ABA-Based Lead Resources
Tip Sheet - Working with Adults with ASD
ASD and Mental Health Blog (York University)
The aim of the ASD and Mental Health blog is to share research regarding mental health and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with a diverse audience. The blog contains editorials written by a range of contributors on different topics related to mental health and ASD. It also features research summaries of studies published in a variety of journals, which are related to ASD and mental health, as well as video interviews or relevant videos from other sites, and notable research related news articles.
Click HERE to be taken to the ASD and Mental Health blog from York University.
Autism Parent Resource Kit
Click HERE for a comprehensive resource for families to better understand autism and the range of services and supports available in Ontario. This resource kit has been developed by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
Autism Spectrum Adults Support Group (Lindsay)
Click HERE for information on the Autism Spectrum Adults Support Group which meets at Reach for Recovery the second Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm.
BlueBee TeeVee - The Autism Information Station
BlueBee TeeVee a webisode series where kids learn all about autism - in a friendly, clinically correct and respectful manner with humor and pop culture references thrown in for fun. Created by two talented men with autism, it's an innovative series that helps children see past differences, learn acceptance, and discover that we’re all pretty much the same at heart.
Did you know that you can download the video files and episode guides for offline viewing? Teachers are using them in classrooms and parents are sharing with family members for better understanding.
Click HERE to access BlueBee TeeVee episodes. You will need a DropBox account (which is free to set up).
Caring and Safe Schools in Ontario
Click HERE to open this PDF document in a new window. Caring and Safe Schools in Ontario is a document which "sets out a framework that system and school leaders may use to strengthen schools’ ability to provide a caring and safe environment, in which responses to behaviour issues are shaped by informed consideration of students’ needs and circumstances" (p. 3).
Caregiver Solutions is a privately owned consultation, coaching and training service offered to caregivers of individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other profiles and challenges. The goal is to give caregivers information, tools and practice with evidence-based strategies and techniques based in applied behavioural analysis (ABA); in order to increase their capacity and skill sets as caregivers.
Click HERE for more information. You may also call Laurie O’Donnell at (705) 308-3715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep Smiling Dental Hygiene
Mobile and In-office dental hygiene with offices in Bowmanville and Pickering. Mobile dental hygiene and whitening services for Durham and Peterborough.
Dental hygientists are now permitted to practice without the presence of a dentist. All equipment is mobile. The independent Dental Hygiene fee guide is approximately 30% less than ODA fee guide.
Please contact email@example.com or 905-431-3388
Click HERE for more information.
Dental Insurance accepted on assignment. ODSP and Healthy Smiles Accepted.
My Health Passport
MyHealth Passport is a project of the SickKids Good 2 Go Transition Program. MyHealth Passport is a customized, wallet-size card that gives you instant access to your paediatric medical information. It can be used when you go to a new doctor, visit an emergency room or are writing your first novel and want the names of your medications for your hero. Click HERE to begin creating your own My Health Passport.
Navigating the Health Care System
The following links were noted in Yona Lunsky's Navigating the Health Care System webinar:
Primary Care Toolkit
Tools for caregivers (Surrey Place)
H-CARDD (Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities)
Hospital and Emergency Care
- Dual Diagnosis
Click HERE to open the 2-page handout from Jay Serdula's talk at our Life on the Spectrum conference in October 2012.
Click HERE to open the PDF version of PowerPoint slides from Heather Brown's talk at our Life on the Spectrum conference in October 2012.
Shared Solutions is a guided to preventing and resolving conflicts regarding programs and services for students with special education needs. Click HERE to open this PDF document in a new window.
Therapeutic Counseling and Consulations
Click HERE for information on services to be provided by Stephanie Moeser, MSW, RSW, beginning March 2013 in the Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes areas. Stephanie has extensive experience providing therapeutic counseling and consultations to individuals diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Here are some books that parents of children with autism have found helpful. If you would like to suggest books that can be added to this list, or if you would like further details on the books below, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: It is important to do your own research and make your own informed decisions. Please note that Autism Ontario does not endorse any specific therapy, product, treatment, strategy, opinions, service, or individual. We do, however, endorse your right to information.