Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a life-long neurological disorder that affects the way a person communicates and relates to the people and world around them. ASD can affect behaviour, social interactions, and one’s ability to communicate verbally. ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means that while all people with ASD will experience certain difficulties, the degree to which each person on the spectrum experiences these challenges will be different.

Community Support:

Ontario Autism Program 

Autism Ontario

CTN Events- Coffee Chats and Workshops
CTN Mentor Program

Autism Ontario Knowledge Base Resource Site
Autism Canada
Kerry's Place for Autism Services

Autism Teenage Partnership

Adults with ASD

New Diagnosis:

First 100 Day Toolkit

A Guide for Parents of Autistic Kids written by Autistic Adults
A Grandparent's Guide to Autism
A Parent's Guide to Autism

A Sibling's Guide to Autism
Introduction to Behavioural Health Treatments
York Region ASD Resource Kit

Autism Navigator (parent education videos and courses)

Therapy Options:

What is Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)?

Ontario Autism Program

Autism Ontario CommunityConnect site to find professionals

Parenting Tips:

Toilet training tips for your child
Challenging Behaviours Tool Kit
Sleep Tool Kit
Feeding Guide
Managing Constipation

Blood Tests for children and youth with autism (LifeLabs Program)

Celebrating the autism community- video by Autism Ontario

App for kids with autism

MedicAlert Autism Program

York Region Police Registration for children with autism- Project Lifesaver