Slideshow Image 1 Autism is a developmental disability that affects 1 in 88 individuals in Ontario. 4 out of 5 are male Slideshow Image 2 Autism is a puzzle. There is no known cause or cure. Impairments range from mild to severe. It is a lifelong condition. Slideshow Image 3 There are therapies and treatments for Autism. A Specialized structured learning environment can improve a person's quality of life. Slideshow Image 4 Families and individuals with Autism need help and support. Slideshow Image 5 Every summer since 1984 ASI has been ddelivered a quality summer program for children and young adults with autism. Slideshow Image 6 Windsor Program with Students and Support Workers Slideshow Image 7 Essex Program with Students and Support Workers

Welcome, News & Events

Welcome to Autism Services Incorporated! We serve the needs of those in our community with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the people who are close to them. We invite you to tour our website and explore the different types of programs and services that we offer.

Whether you would like to visit our resource library, review our support programs, or speak to one of our staff, we would be happy to assist you and your family.

Community Living Ontario Launches Inspiring Possibilities Estate Planning Guide

This is a free digital resource geared to families, people who have a disability. People who have a disability and their families now have an online, comprehensive toolkit available to them as they consider their financial objectives and obligations. Community Living Ontario launched the Inspiring Possibilities Estate Planning Guide: A Tax, Benefits, Trusts, and Wills Toolkit for Ontarians with Disabilities earlier today.

Written by legal, tax and accounting professionals who specialize in supporting people who have a disability and their loved ones, the 112-page, seven-chapter digital book provides pertinent information on various topics including Will and Trust planning, consent, capacity and legal decision-making, the Ontario Disability Support Program, the Disability Tax Credit and the Registered Disability Savings Plan.

People who want to know their options and when to seek out professional support can visit to download a free copy of the guide.

Special Stars Soccer League 2017 Spring and Summer Registration

A family oriented soccer league for children and young adults 4 to 25 years with Autism. All games take place on Sundays. 2017 Indoor Spring play starts February 5 until May 7 and 2017 Summer play starts May 28 until July 30. There are divisions for different skill levels from beginners to more advanced level of play. Registration will take place at General Brock School Gym on Sunday, October 23 from 12 to 3pm and November 6 from 12 to 3pm. PLEASE NOTE ONLY 2 REGISTRATION DATES THIS YEAR. For more information see their latest newsletter or visit their website or contact the league by email. Volunteers are needed and sponsors are always welcome.

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Partners For Planning Free Webinars

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The Partners for Planning Resource Network offers a variety of free online webcasts to help families help their loved one with a disability live their best life and plan for their future. Registrants will receive an email with a link to join the online webcast 24 hours before the event. For a list of webinars and to register see

Upcoming FREE Webinars:

33rd Annual Open House

Thank you to everyone that came out to the 33rd Annual Open House. Your presence and support are greatly appreciated. This year's Summer Program staff did a wonderful job of preparing for the event. The Olympic and Christmas themes were superbly done, the food was as awesome as ever. A giant Thank You to the 2016 Summer Program Staff -- an incredible and dedicated group!! Open House Picture

2017 Bruce Awad Summer Program

If you would like to receive a 2017 registration package please contact the ASI office at 519-966-7283. You can also download and fill out the new student form and return by email or in person to Autism Services Inc., 3600 Curry Ave. Windsor, ON N9E 2T6. (Please note: When filling out the new student form online, you may need to first save it to your computer and then fill it in using Acrobat Reader. Once completed save the form again and attached it to your email.) Please see Summer Program for admissions criteria and other program details.

Thank you to Summer Staffer Britney Peters!

Third year Summer Staffer Britney Peters participated in the Miss Universe Canada Western Ontario pageant this past spring. Britney decided to use her platform to promote awareness about Autism and to raise money for the Bruce Awad Summer Program. Britney successfully raised $1000 for the Summer Program. On behalf of the students and families in the Summer Program, thank you Brit! You are an inspiring young woman. We wish you the best of success in your future endeavours. Pic of Brit and Summer Student

Call for Board of Director Volunteers

ASI is looking for volunteers with a business or marketing/fundraising background as well members of the community to serve on the Board of Directors. We also have two vacant Board positions for an immediate relative of a child with ASD. You must be 18 years or older and reside in Windsor or Essex County. Please email your resume for consideration. More details here.

Thank You GoodLife Kids Foundation!

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Pasta Dinner special guests, Kasey Wiebe and Allison Mistakidis (pictured above) from GoodLife Kids Foundation presented Autism Services Inc. with a cheque for $5,000. The funding will be used to support the swimming portion of the Bruce Awad Summer Program. GoodLife Kids Foundation's Grant Program provides funding for ongoing physical activity programs for children with special needs. Find out more good things about the GoodLife Kids Foundation.

Thank You Costco Wholesale Windsor!

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Special Guests from Costco Wholesale Windsor, Ted Corral and Rolly Laframbosie (pictured centre) were also at the Pasta Dinner to present a cheque for $5,000 to support the Bruce Awad Summer Program. Costco Wholesale is committed in its support of charitable activities in the communities where it operates. Costco dedicates the balance of its charitable contributions to children's initiatives, specifically in the areas of health, welfare and education, as well as to families in need. The families and children that attend the Summer Program are grateful to the Windsor Costco Store for its generous support.

Autism Registry for Windsor

Link to the Windsor Police Autism Registry The Autism Registry is the result of a partnership between the Windsor Police Services and Autism Services Inc. The Registry promotes communication and gives police quick access to critical information about a registered person with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in a police emergency. The Autism Registry is for individuals of all ages that reside in the City of Windsor and have ASD. For more information and to access the Online Autism Registry click here.

For residents outside of Windsor -- some Essex County Municipalities may have Wandering Persons Lists (eg. LaSalle). Please inquire with your Municipal Office or you local Police Services.

Also, see information on Windsor-Essex Project Lifesaver here.

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Dates & Notes

Library and Office Hours:

Our October Hours have been reduced. Please see October 2016 Office and Library hours here . Please note we will be closed on Friday, October 14. For your convenience, we recommend that you call before visiting the office and library. Click here for location and map.

Board Game Update

Please note that Board Game Night will no longer be offered.

Windsor Essex Family Network Fall Information Sessions

Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and More on Thursday, October 13 at 6:45pm in Essex. See flyer for details.

Registered Disability Saving Plan (RDSP) Information Sessions and Dollars & Sense. Evening sessions on Monday, November 7 and morning sessions on Tuesday, November 8. See RDSP Flyer and Dollars & Sense Flyer .

A Night of Inspiration: For Families Navigating High School on Wednesday, November 30 starting at 5:30 until 8:30 pm at the Ciociaro Club, Salon D. Dinner, stories and resources. More details soon

See Flyer for the complete schedule or visit the Windsor Essex Family Network website.

Calling all 2 & 3 Year Olds!

Saturday, October 15, from 10am until 2pm at the Windsor Public Library 850 Ouellette Ave. Free. Get questions about child development answered. Find out about services and connect with service providers. For more details call 211 or see flyer.

Ensemble Connects: Inclusive Education

ARCH Disability Law Centre will be discussing Human Rights and Inclusive Education on Monday, October 17 at 7 until 8:30pm at Community Living Essex, 372 Talbot Street North, Essex. This is a free event. Please RSVP by October 10th by calling 519-776-6483 or email. See flyer.

Ensemble Family Session

NEW DATE: Please note the date has been changed from October 3rd and is now scheduled for Tuesday, November 1st starting at 6:30 until 8pm at Community Living Essex. A family session with dinner and discussion hosted by Ensemble. If you are a family member of a person with an intellectual disability you are invited. Please contact Kelly by email or call 519-777-6483 ext. 225 for all the detials. See Flyer.

Positive Advocacy with Ed Mahoney

Autism Ontario will be hosting a Workshop Saturday November 5th from 9am to 5pm at the Gino Marcus Centre with special guest Ed Mahoney. This workshop explores what you really need to know to work with educational staff to meet your child's needs and foster growth. Ed Mahoney is a Special Education Resource Teacher in Hamilton, Ontario with over 20 years of experience teaching educators and parents about ASD. He will also be available for person consultations by appointment on Sunday, November 6. Registration and details are available here.

Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex Chapter

Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex is offering some great programs starting in September. Registration for fall programs is now underway for Music Therapy for adults and children and youth, Teen Cooking Class in Windsor and Leamington, Children's Friendship Training and PEERS Social Skills Training. Please contact AO Windsor-Essex by email or at 519-250-1893 for details. Some event information is available here.

ASD Social Club

This club is for adults (18plus) with high functioning Autism/Aspergers who do not require 1:1 support. Events will be organized each month. Individuals must be able to stay on their own. Contact Autism Ontario at 519-250-1893 or email here to sign-up and for more details.

Gymnastics for Children with ASD

Saturdays from 2 until 2:45pm. New session starts November 5 for 7 weeks. Cost is $20 per session for Windsor residents (slight charge for non-residents). Classes are at Oakwood Community Centre, 2520 Cabana Rd. For ages 5 to 10 years with ASD. An adult caregiver must be in attendance. See Activity Guide here and page 31 for more details. To register visit any City of Windsor Recreation Facility or call 519-966-6065. See more Recreational Programs in Windsor-Essex.

My Space ASD Social Group

NEW DAY AND TIME. Tuesday mornings starting at 9:30 until 11am at Ska-na Family Learning Centre Ontario Early Years Centre, 1684 Ellrose Ave. An interactive program designed for children ages 3-6 with ASD and their caretakers. This program has been created to provide workers and parents with a safe and interactive place to go with their ASD child. Though arts, crafts and finger-painting activities, children will enjoy the creativity and colourful nature of artwork. Caretakers are encouraged to network and share ideas about meeting the needs of their children. Caretakers must remain on the site. Light refreshments provided. Drop-in during the group hours. For more information please call 519-948-8115 ext. 28 or email. See flyer.

Adult Sensory Reading Circle Fall 2016

Wednesdays from 2pm to 3pm at Budimir Library and Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30am at Riverside Library. Come and join us for a fun sensory program for adults with special needs. Our reading circle will include stories, songs, movement, and art. For adults with special needs and their support person. For more information call Budimir Library 519-255-6770 ext. 3300. or Riverside Library at 519-255-6770 ext. 6620.

Roots 2 Wings

Daytime Programs, Friendship Clubs, NEW Work Skills Program, Friday Movie Nights, Saturday Brunch, Wild Wednesday Music Therapy and other special events for youth and young adults living with a disability. The programs focus on socialization, integration, independent living, and self-help skills. New location 3230 Jefferson Blvd. For more information contact Jody at 519-982-6880 or by email or Check out the website.

Child and Parent Resouce Institute (CPRI) Educational Catalogue and Webinars

CPRI has many workshops and information sessions for families throughout the year at their centre in London. Some are available through free webinars which you can participate in from your home or office computer. For the most recent schedule please visit their website here. See the CPRI 2016-2017 Educational Catalogue here.

Interactive Autism Network (IAN) Webinar Library

IAN offers free information webinars with professionals and experts in a varity of autism topics. Access the the library of webinars here and watch from your home or office computer at a time convenient for you.

Therapeutic Covers & Weighted Blankets

Locally made weighted blankets and pads. For details and price list see flyer or call Zila Doucette at 519-562-2131 or email.

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