Adults > Services & Supports for ages 16+ in York Region
AUTISM ONTARIO YORK REGION CHAPTER
Finishing High School? NOW WHAT?
Life after high school requires planning well before that time arrives. We highly recommend that you access the following resources starting about the Grade 10 school year.
YORK REGION DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
- Transition Planning Resource Guide (June 2014, 18 pgs) is a comprehensive guide with live links and is updated annually: Understanding Transition Planning, Developmental Services and Key Terminology; Provincially Funded Resources and Supports; ODSP, SSAH & Passport funding programs; Ontario Works, Post-Secondary Education; Vocational / Employment Programs; Day Programs/Community Participation Supports; Residential Supports; Respite Services; Autism Services; Legal & Financial; Recreation & Leisure; Bursaries & Scholarships; Transportation; other resources
- Special Education Transition Planning Guide (Section F, 75 pg pdf) Entry to School, Transitions/School Day, Transition/One School Year to the Next; Transition Between YRDSB Schools or to a School outside the Board; Elementary to Secondary Transition; Secondary Transition to Post Secondary Options
- Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities: Transition to Post-Secondary Education What do you need to know before you head off to college or university? Learn about your rights and responsibilities, how to advocate for yourself, what financial aid is available and more.
- Navigating College - A Handbook on Self Advocacy written for students with autism by students with autism. At over 100 pages, the handbook produced by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network is said to be the first-of-its-kind to be geared toward individuals with autism rather than parents or professionals. It’s punctuated by first person accounts and frank talk, offering young people with autism a look at the changes they can expect when transitioning to college both socially and academically. The guide also touches on topics like self-advocacy, independent living and basics like maintaining good eating and sleeping habits.
MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY & SOCIAL SERVICES (MCSS)
Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) is the Single Point of Access to ministry funded services. DSO Central East Region (DSO-CER) serves York Region. View their Service Partners. Eligibility criteria must be met. Assessment follows using the Supports Intensity Scale "SIS Assessment", developed by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). See their SIS section for more information.
Passport Program Funding
YORK SUPPORT SERVICES NETWORK
- Adults section has information with a provincial focus
- COUNT ME IN Provincial Registry of adults with ASD or Asperger's & their supporters
Help our families find you! We encourage you to list your program information with Developmental Services Ontario-Central East Region DSO-CER , York Support Services Network YSSN and Community Information & Volunteer Centre CIVC. Also consider the 211 Social Services Directory and Autism Ontario's Service Directory Spirale. *See Ministry of Community & Social Services above.
- Ontario Adult Autism Research and Support Network (OAARSN)
Atlas on the Primary Care of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario (CAMH, Dec 2013)
Compiled by parent volunteers, the resources on this page are a work in progress. Your content suggestions are welcome! Please email Lynda at AutismYork.Adults@gmail.com