Adults with ASD
Your access point for adult developmental services in Ontario
DSO Central East Region, serving the Regional Municipality of York, can provide you with information about community services and resources, and assist you in connecting with ministry-funded developmental services and supports.
DSO Central East Region
Phone: 905-953-0796 or 1-855-277-2121
Applying for Services & Supports
DSO Information Sheet (July 1, 2011)
Adults Count! A survey on Youth and Adults with ASDs in Ontario.
The survey will be available for completion until spring 2012. We hope to have a large number of people complete the survey to ensure the results are as comprehensive as possible, so please forward this email and the attached flyer to individuals who may be interested.
Individuals express their interest in the survey by emailing us at email@example.com
. All surveys can be completed on-line unless a paper version is requested. The information gathered will be used to understand the needs of adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Ontario. The survey can be completed by:
(1) An individual 16 years old or older who has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder by a professional; OR
(2) A family member (e.g., sibling, parent) who is knowledgeable about the needs of a specific individual, 16 years old or older, diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder; OR
(3) A professional (e.g., group home worker, Adult Protective Service Worker, therapist) who is knowledgeable about the needs of a specific individual, 16 years old or older, diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Kevin Stoddart, MSW, PhD, RSW
Lead Investigator, Adults Count!
Director, The Redpath Centre
Assistant Professor (Status)
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work,
University of Toronto
161 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 201
Toronto Ontario. M4P 1J5
Phone: 416-920-4999 Ext 0169
Support Group Adult Issues Networking & Support Group
for family members & supporters of Adults living with ASD
Are you the parent or adult sibling of an individual with ASD who is 17 years of age or older? How are adults with autism being served today? What will their future - and yours - look like? Do you want to meet other families in your community who are living with similar situations? How can we best support each other? What's next for us?
York Region Chapter is initiating a NEW networking & discussion group just for you! Help us shape a support group which will focus on the realities, successes and challenges for adults living with ASD and their families.
Next Meeting to be arranged based on your feedback!
Questions, comments & suggestions for agenda items of topics that are of interest to you, please email AutismYork.Adults@gmail.com
Meeting Notes April 2009
Living with ASD - Adolescence and Beyond
Helping people on the autism spectrum navigate to and through adulthood
Includes the booklet In Our Own Words First Hand Accounts by Adults on the Autism Spectrum and the CD: Removing the Mystery, An Estate Planning Guide for Families of People with Disabilities
Read the Table of Contents on page 2 of Our Resources here
Available through York Region Chapter, Members price $ 25.00
A compilation of moving stories by adults who share their feelings and insights about growing up on the spectrum. A joint project between Autism Ontario and The Autism Group. Available at York Region Chapter office for $ 5.00 or order through AutismONTARIO.
Autism Ontario page Teens & Adults with ASD
Autism Ontario page Our Commercial: 30-second & 90-second video clips
AutismONTARIO policy document to the Ministry of Community & Social Services, Developmental Services
Ontario Partnership for Adults with Aspergers and Autism - OPAAA
If more supports, services and understanding for adults with ASD are important issues to you, add YOUR VOICE through COUNT ME IN. To join our Registry of adults in Ontario on the Autism Spectrum [including Asperger Syndrome] please complete the Registration Form. AutismONTARIO is the largest collective voice for adults with ASD in Ontario. To help strengthen our voice, please add yours! Numbers are powerful tools to take to the Ministry of Community and Social Services in order to effectively advocate for change. We fully respect your privacy. Your personal information is confidential and will never be shared with anyone. Would you like to be kept up to date on matters relating to adults with Autism or Aspergers? Click YES on the Registration Form for occasional updates by email from AutismONTARIO.
Ministry of Community and Social Services
Developmental Services, Central East Region
465 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 8T2
(905) 868-8900 Toll Free: 1-877-669-6658
Special Services At Home Program (SSAH)
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
MCSS Newsletter: Spotlight on Transformation
Mental Health Services: Access Line & waitlist information
"Connections" Manual - A guide to assist in planning your transition from school to life in the community
OAARSN: Ontario Adult Autism Research and Support Network Click here for an archive of OAARSN news bulletins.
The ODSP Action Coalition advocates for improvements to the income and employment supports provided by the Ontario Disability Support Program.
AutismONTARIO Adult Summer Program in York Region: NEW in 2009, Autism Ontario Adults "AO-A" is a summer day program for adults living with ASD. AO-A is an extension of our children's program A-OK Camp. Please visit our Camp page for details.
The resources on this page are a work in progress.Your content suggestions are welcome!
Please email to AutismYork.Adults@gmail.com