YorkASDPartnership: Working Together for System Integration

Improving the System of Support for Children, Youth and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families in York Region

The York ASD Partnership is a grassroots collaboration of York Region community service providers, educators, health professionals and parents dedicated to improving the service system for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. The York ASD Partnership connects you to people who understand ASD and streamlines access to coordinated ASD supports and services in York Region.

Our Goals

  1. Coordinated Access: Any call to any agency involved in the York ASD Partnership will lead people with ASD and their families to the appropriate resource and action. (no wrong door, warm transfer)
  2. Knowledge and Awareness: Increase knowledge and raise awareness about ASD among physicians, service providers, parents and the general public.
  3. Continuum of Coordinated Services: Coordinate individualized, single plans of care 'SPOC', including more frequent use of shared electronic records.
  4. Infrastructure: Formalize partnerships, strengthen collaborative capacity and increase transparency and accountability across the system of support.

See our Strategic Plan (54 page pdf)

Our Publications

New Diagnosis – How to Access Autism Services in York Region (Dec 2014)
Intake Workers Bookmark (pdf). Developed by our Mapping & Pathways Work Group, this bookmark is simple to use and guides families with a new diagnosis to determine the most appropriate and efficient access point for services and supports. Also an invaluable tool for agency intake workers.

Physician’s Referral Guide to ASD Access Pathway in York Region (Nov 2014)
Physician’s Referral Guide (jpg) or Physician’s Referral Guide (pdf)

Transition Planning (Dec 2014)
Thinking About Transitions? tri-fold brochure
Transition to Adulthood Checklist e-doc to download & complete electronically
Transition to Adulthood Checklist pdf to download & print, complete by hand (6 pages)

General Information Bookmark (Dec 2014)
General Info Bookmark (jpg) General Info Bookmark (pdf)
What is ASD? What Causes ASD? How many people in York Region have ASD? (front)
About the York ASD Partnership, our Goals, Plan, Future & Contact info (back)

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