Housing

Housing is a human right. Residing in dwellings that are secure, affordable and accessible within a short distance to community connections and loved ones, amenities, healthcare access, transit and job opportunities is fundamentally what we all need to survive and thrive. Autistic Ontarians and their families should expect nothing less than this, and yet are currently facing an affordable, accessible and humane housing crisis. For some adults on the spectrum, home can be a place of independence, provided there is the flexibility to access the right supports to address the complexities of life on the spectrum. For others, home can mean living with a parent or caregiver well into adulthood and for some, home is the place you have to go to live in order to receive the support you need. 

Here are some resources housed on our website about housing options for autistic adults. 

Webinar - The Housing Project: Advocacy 101 with Linda Jeffery

Click here to download the PowerPoint slides.

 

Supportive Housing Solutions - Monica & Matthew's Story 

 

Supportive Housing Solutions - If Only Housing Was This Easy

 

Supportive Housing Solutions - Find What Works Best For Your Family

 

Supportive Housing Solutions - Chris & Val's Story

 

 

Supportive Housing Solutions - Maureen's Story

 

Supportive Housing Solutions - Don't Rely On Buried Treasure

 

External Resources

Toronto Community Housing Services and Supports
https://www.torontohousing.ca/residents/community-services
Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association
https://www.onpha.on.ca/
Landlord and Tenant Board
https://tribunalsontario.ca/ltb/
Renting in Ontario: Know Your Rights
https://www.ontario.ca/page/renting-ontario-your-rights
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
https://chfcanada.coop/about-co-op-housing/
Centre for Independent Living in Toronto
https://www.cilt.ca/
Developmental Services Ontario Housing Toolkit
https://www.dsontario.ca/resources/housing/welcome-to-the-dso-housing-toolkit
P4P Planning Network Housing Taskforce Booklet
https://www.planningnetwork.ca/Resources/23092/Housing-Task-Force-Booklet
AideCanada
https://aidecanada.ca/learn/Index/