Here is a list of useful resources and links
Effective Educational Practises for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Ontario Minstry of Educaton: Special Education Website
Geneva Centre for Autism is an international leader in the development and delivery of clinical intervention services and training.
We offer a wide range of clinical services which are determined individually for each person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). All of our clinical services are supported by a multi-disciplinary team of trained, experienced and empathic professionals including speech-language pathologists, behaviour analysts, therapists, early childhood educators, occupational therapists, developmental paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. In addition, our staffing team is supported by a Professional Advisory Council which is composed of world-renowned clinicians, blending their expertise with ours. Consequently, Geneva Centre for Autism is able to provide the highest quality of clinical service to our clients.
Geneva Centre for Autism 416-322-7877
Regional Autism Providers of Ontario
This website provides manuals, tip sheets and a variety of other resources derived from evidence-based practices that will assist publicly funded school board staff to support students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Autism Ontario formerly Autism Society 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. We are guided by a Board of Directors, composed primarily of parents of individuals with autism, plus a host of volunteers and respected professionals who provide expertise and guidance to the organization on a volunteer basis.
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 chapters share common goals of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community
Autism Ontario 416-246-9592
Autism Ontario: Durham Region
Autism Canada Foundation is a national, volunteer led organization, providing treatment and resource information to families living with autism, and influencing related health care and government policy.
Grandview Children's Centre
Disability Awareness Program: A Program Educator from Grandivew Children's Centre will visit schools and community groups to give a 15-20 minute presentation geared toward a specific child or for general awareness. Anyone can request a presentation, including parents on behalf of their child's school; however, it is recommended to seek permission from the school first. Grandview also offers a program for Grade 6 students to evaluate their own school on its accessibility. This program includes youth speakers from Grandview. For more information, contact Grandview's Program Educator: 1-800-304-6180 x 2560.
School Community Tool Kit
Published by Autism Speaks, the School Community Tool Kit is a free, downloadable resource for parents to share with educators, and the entire school community, including bus drivers and school support staff. Click here to see this and other Tool Kits from Autism Speaks.
Welcome to ConnectABILITY a website and virtual community dedicated to lifelong learning and support for people who have an intellectual disability, their families and support networks. The core of our community is accessible, self-directed access to valuable information and tools, ready on demand.
The site is organized by age group to help you find the right information for you. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please try browsing by tags or try our search engine. They have a visuals online creator that offers great templates and ideas for visual schedules, procedures, and or social stories.
Social Narratives/Social Stories
A Social Story can be a written or visual guide describing various social interactions, situations, behaviours, skills or concepts and were introduced and described by Gray and Garand (1993).
According to Gray (2010) ‘a Social Story describes a situation, skill, or concept in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses in a specifically defined style and format. The goal of a Social Story is to share accurate social information in a patient and reassuring manner that is easily understood by its audience.’
Task analysis is the process of breaking a skill into smaller, more manageable steps in order to
teach the skill. Other practices, such as reinforcement, video modeling, or time delay, should be
used to facilitate learning of the smaller steps. As the smaller steps are mastered, the learner
becomes more and more independent in his/her ability to perform the larger skil_l.