Resources

The Family Resource Coach has compiled a list of resources that may be useful to you and your family. We do not endorse any external organizations or websites, and we encourage you to contact them directly to find the best fit for your family. While we do our best to include all resources that may be useful, this is not an exhaustive list. The resources are listed alphabetically.

If you have a child who has recently received a new diagnosis of autism, please visit the First Steps page.

For more resources or support, please contact Katie, our Family Resource Coach, at 519-886-9992 ext. 2 or frc@aswr.ca. She can help you to navigate the autism services and supports in our community, as well as provide you with connections to programs, activities, information, etc. We provide support to people of any age, and an official diagnosis of autism is NOT necessary.

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FAQ

I think I/my child may be on the autism spectrum. Where can I get an assessment?

Below are some options for getting an assessment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Eligibility and cost varies with each option.

Who can help me to advocate for myself/my child within the school system?

The following agencies/organizations can assist you in navigating the education system and advocating for yourself or your child:

Who can help me/my child with mental health concerns (i.e. anxiety, stress/coping)?

Here are some services in our community that can assist with mental health concerns:

Are there any supports for people who don’t have a diagnosis of ASD yet?

Below are some resources that you may find useful prior to receiving a formal diagnosis of ASD:

See answers to question #3 for mental health supports

What are some sources of funding that I or my family may be eligible for?

*Please note that the Q&A is for general information only and may not pertain to your specific situation. For more detailed and personalized information, please contact the Family Resource Coach directly.