Autism Resources & News: Canada

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The goal of ASC, through collaboration with Canadian governments, is reducing the impact of ASD on individuals and their families, maximizing individual potential, and minimizing cost of ASD's.
Support group meetings for the Autism Society Nova Scotia are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Dedicated to creating a community where individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders are valued and achieve their full potential.
The purpose of the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is to continue to improve the quality of living for all individuals with autism and their families.
Our Mission is to work with families and communities to ensure that persons with autism and pervasive developmental disorders achieve the highest quality of life as productive members of society. Advocacy, support and information.
Provides information and support to families and to individuals with autism; promotes public understanding and acceptance of people with autism; advocates for quality, inclusive education and other services within a person's own community.
Members are connected through a volunteer network of 29 Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario.
A national affiliation of organizations that provides treatment, educational, management and consultative services to people with autism and related disorders across Canada.
This site was created by a group of autistic adults who are members of a support group at Vancouver Island Autistic Homes Society. Articles on advocacy, adolescent and adult issues, education, behaviour, assessment and diagnosis.
Muskoka refuge offers a chance for children with multiple disorders Special programs for autism, Tourette's, draw campers from far and wide
Toronto Star
Fostering awareness of the syndrome of hyperlexia across Canada.
We are working towards securing universal access to the only scientifically validated treatment now available for young autistic children. Our message is: There is hope!
A new federal research chair will look at effective treatments and interventions for autism, the federal government announced on Tuesday. Health Minister Tony Clement announced four other projects to bolster information and monitoring, and to share best practices on autism or autism spectrum disorder -- a neuropsychiatric disorder that affects aptitude for communication and personal interaction.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
La formation des intervenants : un grand pas vers de meilleurs services aux personnes autistes et aux familles.
Hawkins Institute was founded in 1995 by Gail Hawkins to offer a service that helps people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and more able autism acquire vocational skills and find meaningful work. Our job is to make our client's own mission possible. We currently enjoy a 92% success rate in finding meaningful employment for our clients and are often able to place an individual in about twelve weeks after the initial Foundation Building program. Since it opened, Hawkins Institute has helped hundreds of people with Asperger Syndrome reach their employment potential.
Gail Hawkins
It is our mission to provide children and adults who have complex disabilities with Innovative treatment and a nurturing environment to discover their talents and abilities, actualize their potential and become contributing members of society.
A walk through the front door of the new upscale café, Niche Coffee & Tea, located at 1364 Danforth Ave., is a blow to all the senses. .. Hawkins' Institute, where Hawkins is the executive director, sits directly above the café. It is an employment training and assessment facility, for people with Asperger syndrome, a disorder characterized by autistic-like behaviours. Hawkins said the institute has been very successful for twelve years now and wants the café to serve as an extension. "My hope is to be able to give some apprenticeships to people with asperger syndrome at some point," she said.
Town Crier Online
Preschool autistic children in southwestern New Brunswick now have their own support centre. With the opening of the Stepping Stones agency in Saint John on Friday, children who had been limited to one hour of therapy a week can have up to 20 hours of care.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Engages in the defense of rights and interests of autistic persons and their families, via promotion, awareness, information and education activities.
Established to provide support and networking to families and others involved with children with Autism/PDD; education and advocacy. Conducts monthly meetings.

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