For more information, click hereParents CAN!

Raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can present unique challenges to parents. Our Parents CAN! pilot program provides parents an opportunity to learn powerful techniques to support their child’s development.

The objective of this program is to build parent confidence and understanding of behavioural supports.

***Please note the location for this program is the Durham Corporate Centre Unit 3, 105 Consumers Drive in Whitby.***

These personalized, skill-focused workshops and individual coaching sessions will focus on 3 pivotal areas that have been demonstrated to increase communication, reduce conflict, and support independence at home and in the community.

For more information, click here

   Posted January 17, 2017
Inscrivez-vous aujourd`hui/Register todayWebinaire-Qu’est-ce que l’analyse comportementale appliquée (ACA)?

L’ACA se veut l’approche privilégiée pour comprendre le comportement, réduire les comportements à défi et enseigner des nouveaux comportements et des nouvelles habiletés. L’ACA gagne de plus en plus d’attention dans les dernières années. Mais, c’est quoi exactement l’ACA? Cet atelier vise à démystifier l’ACA en examinant de près ses principes de base ainsi que des exemples de son application au quotidien. Les participantes et participants quitteront armé d’une meilleure compréhension de cette approche scientifique du comportement.

What is Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)?

The ABA is the preferred approach to understanding behavior, reducing challenging behaviors, and teaching new behaviors and skills. The ABA is gaining more and more attention in recent years. But, what exactly is the ABA? This workshop aims to demystify ACA by examining its basic principles and examples of its day-to-day application. Participants will leave with a better understanding of this scientific approach to behavior.

Inscrivez-vous aujourd'hui/Register today

   Posted January 16, 2017
2017 March Break Funding Now Available

Click here to apply online.

Click here for more information.

Vous pouvez dès maintenant présenter une demande d’aide financière au titre du Fonds de remboursement de la semaine de relâche 2017.

Cliquez ici pour présenter votre demande en ligne.

Cliquez ici Cliquez ici pour de plus amples renseignements.

   Posted December 12, 2016
Click here to learn moreYour Stories

Through your support, Autism Ontario serves as the province’s largest collective voice representing the autism community, made up of knowledgeable parents and professionals who can speak to ASD issues across Ontario. We are dedicated to providing ASD information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services.

Every person on the spectrum and their family has a story, and we'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to those who've shared why they support Autism Ontario.

Click here to learn more

   Posted November 29, 2016
Click here to register your school, business or municipality Register today for the 2017 Raise the Flag campaign!

Join Autism Ontario on Monday, April 3, 2017 to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day. Participation in our campaign means access to World Autism Awareness Day resources to help you celebrate!

Help us build ASD inclusive schools and communities across our province! !

Click here to register your school, business or municipality

   Posted November 24, 2016
Click here to read this year`s annual reportCheck out Autism Ontario's 2015/2016 Annual Report

Featured in this year's annual report this year include:

· Who we are

· Special Messages from the President and the Executive Director

· Our Services

· Fundraising & Awareness Highlights

· Supporters of Autism Ontario

Click here to read this year's annual report

   Posted October 24, 2016
Autism Ontario announces Margaret Spoelstra as our organization representative on the Ontario Autism Program Advisory Committee

Right now, autism programming for children and youth is changing in our province.

Autism Ontario is pleased to have a position on The Ontario Autism Program Advisory Committee and in this role, will continue to advocate for:

· Seamless, individualized, continually-assessed, evidence-based and effective interventions and supports across the lifespan of all people with ASD. Interventions and supports are provided in a timely and holistic manner with minimal or no waiting to ensure maximum effectiveness and the reduction of family stress.

· The creation of supportive environments and well-planned transitions for services that provide optimal participation, inclusion and success of the child or adult on the autism spectrum.

· Parents/caregivers as active, informed partners in the planning, delivery and evaluation of programs supports for their children and families.

· The need for more ASD-trained and regulated health professionals, educators, behaviour, communication therapists, mental health practitioners and ongoing ASD training to understand, intervene and support people with ASD at all ages and stages of development and life.

· Greater public awareness and understanding of the nature of ASD and ways to see the potential in every person on the spectrum.

To learn more about our position regarding autism programming for children and youth in Ontario, please click here.


   Posted September 15, 2016
Our response to the Ontario Ombudsman report on the treatment of adults with developmental disabilities in crisis

“Nowhere to Turn” Report Affirms Crisis in Ontario for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their Families.

Autism Ontario, its Chapters and the Ontario Partnership for Adults with Aspergers and Autism (OPAAA) regularly hear anguished reports from weary families having to abandon their adult children on the doorsteps of a system unprepared to meet their needs.

Click here to read OPAAA's full response.

Cliquez ici pour lire la réponse entière de OPAAA.


   Posted August 24, 2016
Click here - Cliquez iciAutism Ontario's Knowledge Base -
Base de connaissances


A bilingual, searchable database of brief, easy-to-understand documents that are relevant to the lives of youth and adults with ASD their families.

Une base de données bilingue et interrogeable ainsi qu’une série de courts documents faciles à comprendre concernant la vie des adolescents et des adultes ayant un TSA et celle de leurs familles respectives.
Click here - Cliquez ici

   Posted February 27, 2015
Please watch and share.New Autism Ontario Video

This video, which features the incredible Michael McCreary, is a wonderful introduction to autism spectrum disorder. The video was created to support customer service professionals when they provide services or support to people with ASD; however the positive response from the general public has been overwhelming. This video is so accessible and entertaining, it offers something for everyone.

We want everyone to understand autism and to see the potential!

Please watch and share.

   Posted September 28, 2016
Click here to visit the Ontario Trillium Foundation website

Autism Ontario is grateful for the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation that allows our partners to research themes in employment for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As part of a collaborative project with McMaster University and Autism LifePath, this study looks at workplace accommodations with the purpose of learning from accommodation practiced in workplaces across Ontario, and in addition, studies employers ability to make accommodations when employing people with ASD. This research includes data analysis on surveys, interviews, and town hall discussions with both employers and employees.

Click here to visit the Ontario Trillium Foundation website

   Posted August 17, 2016
Visit the microsite today!Access our Educational and Awareness Resources

Even though World Autism Awareness Day is over, we want schools and community members to have access to our autism awareness resources all year round. This includes:
- Educator toolkits
- An interactive sensory video experience
- Employment themed videos
- Community themed videos
- Stories and more!

Visit the microsite today!

   Posted May 19, 2016
Get started here!A future planning resource for people with a disability, their families and caregivers

This website is an incredible resource that includes:
- Disability and Funding Services
- Learning modules that explore various topics
- Inspiring Documentaries
- Free Professional Consultation
- Event Listing and much more!
Get started here!

   Posted January 16, 2015













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