Welcome to Autism Society Canada's Website
Whether you are a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a parent or caregiver of a child with autism, a family member, a volunteer, an educator, a health or social service professional, or an interested researcher, this site will provide you with reliable information on autism and referrals to many helpful services and resources. You will also find news of our recent activities and publications.
ASC puts special focus on providing information, referral and resources for parents and other family members who are seeking support for children with autism. This site also provides news, resources and links for youths and adults on the spectrum. An exciting feature of our new site is Autism Junction – a searchable Canada-wide Directory of ASD services and related supports.
ASC is working to ensure that people with ASDs can reach their full potential as participating members of their communities.
Autism Society Canada
Silent Santa Programs Cater to Children with Autism. Blair Sanderson, CBC News, December 2, 2013: The beginning of December marks the unofficial launch of mall Santa season, and for many families it's an essential, though often chaotic, part of the holidays.
Select Canadian Malls Offer Calmer, Quieter Environment For Children With Autism To Visit With Santa. Lisa Arnell, GrowingYourBaby.com, December 1, 2013: If you have a child with autism then you know how challenging it is to just accomplish the daily basics, let alone special events.
Help Protect Persons Living with Disabilities from Hate Crimes. NDP Press Release, October 21, 2013: MP Mike Sullivan (York South-Weston) introduced a Private Member’s Bill today to protect persons living with disabilities from hate crimes.
St. Louis Bar & Grill to Host Yearly Fundraising Event for Children with Autism. Canada NewsWire, October 10, 2013: October is Autism Awareness Month in Canada. Since last year's fundraising events to benefit autism, the number of children with autism has increased in both Canada and the United States, but the cause - whether it's genetic, environmental or a result of better diagnostic testing - remains an elusive mystery.
Being Single with Autism: It's Complicated. Josh Rubin, Special to the Globe and Mail, October 10, 2013: Before going out on a date, Todd Simkover runs through a mental checklist that he has worked hard to compile ...
In Canada, Despite Progressive Programs, Wait Times Continue to Grow. Roberta Hill, Autism Daily Newscast, October 8, 2013: In Canada, health and education are in provincial jurisdiction and The Province of Quebec has long been known to be a leader in social policies and health care in the country ...
Individuals living with ASDs from across Canada share their stories:
Spreading Autism Acceptance – Chris' Story [PDF]
Giving Voice to those who are Silent – Kristian's Story [PDF]
Just a Mom – Michelle's Story [PDF]
Defying the Odds – Jason's Story [PDF]
Being Committee Chair Means Being a Positive Role Model for Others – Tom's Story [PDF]
No Chance for University Graduate – Danny's Story [PDF]
A Canadian Plan for Autism – Vicki's Story [PDF]
A Message of Hope – Cynthia's Story [PDF]
Being Supportive in a Small Community – Larry's Story [PDF]
Strides in Ontario – Leah's Story [PDF]
A Woman's Fight for Recognition – Martine's Story [PDF]
A Fight for Healthcare – Vic's Story [PDF]
Aspergian Love – Georges' Story [PDF] | Un amour de type Asperger – L'histoire de Georges [PDF]
Frustration in Rural Saskatchewan – Arden's Story [PDF]
I Am My Own Success – Leland's Story [PDF]
Finding Hope in Yukon – Karen's Story [PDF]
Bringing Autism to Parliament – Jerome's Story [PDF]