Political Advocacy Toolkit
Autism Ontario has a strong, positive working relationship with all levels of government. We strive to reflect the lives of people on the autism spectrum and their families across the lifespan in all government conversations. Our organization sits on a variety of committees to help inform public policy and programs locally and provincially, promote evidence-based practice, and support research. We are a trusted voice in matters that affect autistic people and their families.
Even though we are a trusted voice, it is critical for decision makers to hear a number of perspectives. Starting a conversation with your municipal, provincial, and federal government representatives is an important part of advocacy. These conversations will help you see where they stand on supports for people on the autism spectrum in their early years, the school years, and into adulthood.
Autism Ontario has created an Effective Election Advocacy resource package to assist you in engaging with key decision makers at any time about the issues that matter most to you.