ONTARIO RESOURCES Ontario Services for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Ontario

www.autismontario.com

Catchment: Provincial

Fees: Most programs and supports are funded, but some fees may apply

Autism Ontario is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario. Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact. The association and its 25 chapters share common goals of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.

Developmental Services Ontario

www.dsontario.ca

Catchment: Provincial

Fees: None

Developmental Services Ontario helps adults with developmental disabilities connect to services and supports in their communities. There are nine agencies across Ontario to serve you. Our organizations are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services. Wherever you live in Ontario, we can help you or someone you care for to connect with available residential supports, caregiver respite, community participation supports (like recreation, volunteering, employment, or in-home supports), professional and specialized services, person-directed planning, and other supports to help people with developmental disabilities become more involved in their communities!

Geneva Centre for Autism

www.autism.net

Catchment: Provincial for training and fee-for service; Toronto for most government-funded Adult Services

Fees: Some fees may apply
Geneva Centre for Autism’s mission is to empower individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their families, to fully participate in their communities. Geneva Centre for Autism strives to: (1) Build the capacity and skills of individuals, families, community agencies and professionals to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder realize opportunities for successful community inclusion; (2) Provide leadership in the development and delivery of services that are marked by excellence and flexibility and are grounded in evidence; and (3) Raise awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and promote the rights of all individuals to be treated with dignity and respect. Our programs for adults focus on providing participants with a well-rounded set of skills needed to facilitate independence in the community, as well as ensure success in the workplace and school environment.

Kerry’s Place

www.kerrysplace.org

Catchment: Provincial for training and fee-for service; Residential & Community Services in Central Region, Toronto Region and East Region

Fees: Some fees may apply

Kerry's Place Autism Services has been committed to enhancing the quality of life of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) since 1974 by being leaders in developing and providing evidence-based supports; and by building capacity by sharing our knowledge. We are Canada's largest service provider for children, youth and adults with ASD and serve more than 8,000 people with ASD and their families each year. Through collaborative efforts and a dedicated staff we provide assistance to enable communities to increase their capacity which has resulted in the growth of services available to people with ASD and their families. Kerry’s Place offers the following supports and services to families and individuals: consultation, employment supports, evening/weekend groups and activities, meaningful day supports, person-directed planning, individual and group supports, respite options, and training for direct support providers.

The Redpath Centre

www.redpathcentre.ca

Catchment Area: Provincial

Fees: All services are fee-Based

The Redpath Centre opened in January 2008 to address the social and emotional needs of children, adolescents and adults with Asperger Syndrome and mental health concerns through best practices, cross-sector collaboration, education and research. Our experienced clinicians bring their knowledge of Asperger Syndrome and related conditions to our work. We provide individual, couples and family counselling, coaching related to employment, life skills, behavior and education, Psychological Assessment and Speech-Language assessment and therapy. Services, are provided in the Centre and offices across Ontario.

Surrey Place Centre

www.surreyplace.on.ca

Catchment: Toronto

Fees: None

Surrey Place Centre provides specialized clinical services that are responsive to individual's needs and promote health and well-being in the Toronto region. We help children and adults living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments reach their full potential. We offer a variety of groups and workshops for clients, families and caregivers, as well as extensive education and consultation services to community agencies. Our comprehensive programs and services range from assessment, diagnosis, and one-on-one treatment, to family counselling and group support and is provided by a broad network of clinicians and professionals. The goals of the Adult Services Program are to help clients to manage the challenges of daily living, promote their independence and enhance the overall quality of their lives.

Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services

www.woodview.ca

Catchment:

Fees: Most programs and supports are funded, but some fees may apply
Woodview offers a broad spectrum of services for children and youth facing mental health challenges and for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We work in partnership with families, who play an integral role in our services. We work with schools and social service agencies to support these individuals and their families. Our multidisciplinary teams include social workers, child and youth workers, specialists in autism, psychologists and psychiatrists (consulting) – all of whom work together to provide the best services possible. With a continuum of flexible services and support, we are able to respond fully to individual and family needs. We track our performance and measure the results to ensure that our services are as effective as possible.

ASD Specific Resource Listings


The Spirale website is our newest web resource and is designed to help parents find services and supports provided by regulated professionals and experienced autism workers.

The CALYPSO website aims to serve as the best possible source of information so that parents, caregivers, and the general community can be locate camps and camp programs for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Ontario.