The Geneva Centre for Autism
The Geneva Centre for Autism is a publically funded agency offering clinical services and resources for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Training and educational intervention strategies are determined individually for the child with ASD and can include coaching in community-based settings, behaviour/ communication analysis, social skill building groups, parent training workshops, sibling and peer support groups and adult respite. As well, caregivers can access the lending library for books and videos about topics relevant to ASD
Surrey Place Centre
Surrey Place Centre, another publically funded agency, can help link children with Autism Spectrum and their families to Toronto Autism ABA Services (fostering children’s communication, daily living, social/ interpersonal and emotional/ behavioural regulation skills), the School Support Program (SSP) and the Toronto Partnership for Autism Services (TPAS-providing Intensive Behavioural Intervention or IBI). Assistance with service navigation is also available.
Autism Ontario provides information concerning Autism Spectrum Disorder and help with day-to-day issues facing individuals with ASD and their families. Membership entities access to services such as parent support groups, the Potential Programme, which provides families with greater access to ASD experts in their communities and to offer supportive community-based learning opportunities for children with ASD and online webinars that focus on such topics as medical issues, early intervention principles and positive advocacy strategies in relation to individuals with ASD.
Autism Speaks Canada
Autism Speaks Canada makes available a broad array of free toolkits for families of children and adults with ASD. Specific toolkits concentrate on “Back to School” transitions, “Challenging Behaviours”, “Medication Decision Aid”, “Sleep”, ‘”Toilet Training”, “Visual Supports and Autism Spectrum Disorder”, and “Family Support”.