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Resources for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)RResources for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)Resources for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)EnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years)NANervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-03-09T04:00:00ZJanice Mulligan MSW, RSWRadha MacCulloch, MSWWendy Roberts MD. FRCPCLee Steel00568.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>There are many resources to provide support to children with ASD and their families. This page contains a list of community and online resources for ASD.<br></p><p>This section details a list of resources. They will be important to consider as a first step in putting supports in place for your child and family. Some of the resources listed may not apply to your situation because children with ASD can vary greatly in terms of their special needs. Over time, you will create your own list based on your child’s specific needs and the area where you live.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Both children with ASD and their families can benefit from financial support, multi-service agencies, behavioural resources, communication resources (speech and language services), sensory and motor services, social and recreation services, family support and respite services, school services, and research opportunities.</li> <li> Some agencies offer more than one type of service.</li> <li> Many agencies have long waiting lists.</li> <li> If you live outside Toronto and do not know where to find similar resources, you can ask agencies listed here to recommend similar local services.</li></ul>
Ressources pour les TSARRessources pour les TSAResources for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)FrenchNeurologyChild (0-12 years)NANervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-03-09T04:00:00ZJanice Mulligan MSW, RSWRadha MacCulloch, MSWWendy Roberts MD. FRCPCLee Steel00568.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cette section présente une liste de ressources. Elles seront importantes à prendre en considération comme première étape dans la mise en place d'un soutien pour votre enfant et votre famille. Parmi les ressources présentées, certaines pourraient ne pas s'appliquer à votre situation, car les besoins particuliers des enfants atteints du TSA peuvent varier grandement. Avec le temps, vous créerez votre propre liste fondée sur les besoins particuliers de votre enfant et de la région où vous habitez.</p><h2> À retenir </h2><ul><li> Les enfants atteints du trouble du spectre autistique et leur famille peuvent bénéficier de soutien financier, d'organismes multiservices, de ressources comportementales, de ressources en communication (services orthophoniques), des services moteurs et sensoriels, des services sociaux et récréatifs, du soutien familial et du répit, des services scolaires et des occasions pour la recherche.</li><li>Certains organismes offrent plus d'un type de services. </li><li>Plusieurs organismes ont de longues listes d'attente.</li><li>Si vous habitez à l'extérieur de Toronto et que vous ne savez pas où trouver des ressources similaires, vous pouvez demander aux organismes présentés ici de vous recommander des services locaux similaires. </li></ul>

 

 

Resources for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)1501.00000000000Resources for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)Resources for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)REnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years)NANervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-03-09T04:00:00ZJanice Mulligan MSW, RSWRadha MacCulloch, MSWWendy Roberts MD. FRCPCLee Steel00568.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>There are many resources to provide support to children with ASD and their families. This page contains a list of community and online resources for ASD.<br></p><p>This section details a list of resources. They will be important to consider as a first step in putting supports in place for your child and family. Some of the resources listed may not apply to your situation because children with ASD can vary greatly in terms of their special needs. Over time, you will create your own list based on your child’s specific needs and the area where you live.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Both children with ASD and their families can benefit from financial support, multi-service agencies, behavioural resources, communication resources (speech and language services), sensory and motor services, social and recreation services, family support and respite services, school services, and research opportunities.</li> <li> Some agencies offer more than one type of service.</li> <li> Many agencies have long waiting lists.</li> <li> If you live outside Toronto and do not know where to find similar resources, you can ask agencies listed here to recommend similar local services.</li></ul><p> ASD Resource Checklist </p><p>The resources are grouped into the following categories:</p><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1502&language=English">Financial support</a> </li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1503&language=English">Multi-service agencies</a> </li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1504&language=English">Behavioural resources</a> </li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1505&language=English">Communication resources (speech and language services)</a> </li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1506&language=English">Sensory and motor services</a> </li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1507&language=English">Social and recreation services</a> </li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1508&language=English">Family support and respite services</a> </li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1509&language=English">School services</a> </li> </ul><p>Some agencies offer services from more than one of these categories. When calling an agency, remember to ask about <em>all</em> the services offered. For example, an agency that has parent support groups may also offer behavioural support.</p><p>Many of these agencies have long waiting lists for service. Do not be discouraged. </p><p>Put your name on all the lists. Call the agencies regularly to find out where you are on their waiting list. Write down all your calls in case you need this information later. A form is provided on the Phone Contact Record page that you can use to record your telephone calls. </p><p>Remember, while you are waiting for services, you can start learning about ASD. This can help you begin to work with your child on your own. To feel more able to do this you can:</p><ul><li>Read about ASD.</li><li>Talk to other parents in person or online.</li><li>Use some of the suggestions that you read about.</li></ul><p>When you understand a little more and trust yourself, you will find that there is a lot that you can do to help support your child. </p><h2>Finding local resources</h2><p>As you may notice, many of the resources listed are in Toronto. If you live outside Toronto and do not know where to find similar resources, we suggest you call the agencies listed here. Ask them where you can find similar services in your area.</p><p>Please note that when looking for services and resources in the greater Toronto area, you can always use the""<em>211 Directory</em>. This resource, available by telephone and online, can help you find many programs you might be looking for such as child care, counselling, and health and legal services. </p><p>You can call the <a href="http://www.211ontario.ca/">211 Ontario Helpline</a> anytime; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Within Toronto, you can simply dial 211 on your phone. </p><p>You can also visit their web site at <a href="http://www.211ontario.ca/">www.211toronto.ca</a> to search for services yourself. These services are available in various languages. For region<span>s outside of Toronto, including Halton Region, Niagara Region, Simcoe County, Thunder Bay, and Windsor-Essex, you can visit <a href="http://www.211.ca/">www.211.ca</a></span></p><p>Another Toronto-based resource is the “<em>Community Resource Directory for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their Families in Toronto</em>,” which is a book compiled by the School Support Program at Surrey Place Centre.</p><p>This community resource directory can be downloaded at <a href="http://www.surreyplace.on.ca/">www.surreyplace.on.ca</a>.</p><p>Another document you may find useful is entitled the “<em>First 100 Days Kit</em>” created by Autism Speaks. This is a tool kit to assist families in getting the critical information they need in the first 100 days following an ASD diagnosis. </p><p>This resource kit can be downloaded at <a href="http://www.autismspeaks.ca/">www.autismspeaks.ca</a>.</p> <br>Resources for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)False

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