Slideshow Image 1 Autism is a developmental disability that affects 1 in 68 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 of Windsor and Essex County with Autism Spectrum Disorder 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.

What is Autism Specturm Disorder? Click here to learn more.



Focus on Youth Student Employment

Students in grades 11 or 12 at the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board interested in working at the 2017 Bruce Awad Summer Program are encouraged to apply through the Focus on Youth program offered by your school board. Please ask at your school guidance office of visit the WECDSB website for details here. On-line student applications will be available after April 10th, 2017. General inquiries about the Focus on Youth Summer Initiative can be forwarded to focusonyouth@wecdsb.on.ca.

Please note that ASI can only hire FOY students through the Catholic School Board. FOY students at the Public School Board will have opportunities at other local non-profit agencies.



9th Annual Pasta Dinner

Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Fogolar Furlan Club starting at 6pm. Tickets available at the ASI office,$25 for Adults and $10 for Children 12 and under. This is ASI's largest annual fundraiser with all proceeds going to support the Bruce Awad Summer Program. We are looking for table sponsors and prize donations. If you or your business or organization would like to help with this event please contact the ASI office at 519-966-7283 or email us.



NEW Summer Program Classroom Fund...Help us Reach our Goal and Raise $35,000

WATCH THE VIDEO

See for yourself and discover the wonderful things we do! Listen to families, program staff and the program's founder talk about their experiences and the many benefits of the program.

To make an online tax deductible donation to the Summer Program Classroom Fund and help us reach our goal please visit our campaign page at CanadaHelps.com. If you prefer to make a donation by cheque please see details here.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Classroom Fund UPDATE

As of February 10, 2017 we have raised $3,460.00 towards our goal! Thank you to Glider Guard Dies and Moulds, Associatzaone Maria S.S. Del Rosario, the S/B Golf and Darts Crew. Thank you also to the donations made online through CanadaHelps.org.



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Windsor SOUP

Thank you to Windsor SOUP, the P & L Odette Foundation and Libro for their donation of $1440. SOUP is a student run micro funding group that helps local groups obtain funding. Thank you also to summer staffers Allie Miner and Laliberte, Michelle for representing ASI and convincing the audience to vote for the Bruce Awad Summer Program.

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2017 Bruce Awad Summer Program

The application process for the 2017 Bruce Awad Summer Program is now over. Summer Program status letters will be sent out at the end of January 2017. If you are interested in receiving a 2018 application package please see Summer Program for admissions criteria and other program details.



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 www.partnersforplanning.ca.


Upcoming FREE Webinars:



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.



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.


More News & Events



Dates & Notes

Library and Office Hours:

Please Note: The Office and Library will be closed on Good Friday, April 14 and on Monday, April 17. Office hours are 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday (closed for lunch between 12 and 1pm). For your convenience, we recommend that you call before visiting the office and library. Click here for location and map.


9th Annual Pasta Dinner

Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Fogolar Furlan Club starting at 6pm. Tickets availableat the ASI office - $25 for Adults and $10 for Children 12 and under. This is ASI's largest annual fundraiser with all proceeds going to support the Bruce Awad Summer Program. We are looking for volunteers, table sponsors and prize donations. If you or your business or organization would like to help with this event please contact the ASI office at 519-966-7283 or email us.


Autism Merchandise for Sale

We have a variety of autism awareness merchandise available for purchase at the ASI office. Items include new key chains, lanyards, magnets, silicone bracelets, and more. Please contact the office at 519-966-7283 if you would like to purchase any of the items.


Why do They do That? Understanding Behaviour (Part 1 & 2)

For parents/caregivers of children/youth with special needs at Thames Valley Children's Centre, Room D, 3rd Floor, 401-3295 Quality Way in Windsor. Learn about the ABC's of behaviour. Part 1 - Thursday April 20, 2017, at 1pm until 3pm. Part 2 - Thursday April 27, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Click here for more details and to register. All workshops are FREE.


My Home, My Choice Learning Event

Monday, April 24 from 6 until 9pm at Community Living Windsor, 7025 Enterprise Way. Stories and information - putting people first with affordable, accessible, home options - individualized, safe and supportive. Ideal for families supporting an individual with developmental disabilities. Free event. Space is limited. Register by April 21. More details and registration here. See flyer.


Building Social Skills with Children and Youth with ASD

For parents/caregivers of children/youth with ASD and community professionals who work with them. Explore the various types of social skills and the challenges faced by children and youth with ASD. Friday April 28, 2017 from 12:30 until 2:30pm at Thames Valley Children's Centre, Room D, 3rd Floor, 401-3295 Quality Way, Windsor. Click here for details and to register. Workshop is FREE.


Cineplex Sensory Friendly Screenings

Cineplex Entertainment in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada will be presenting Sensory Friendly Screenings. These screenings will take place approximately every 4-6 weeks on Saturday mornings at 10:30am. Upcoming movie: Smurfs: The Lost Village Saturday, May 6. More


Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex Chapter

Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex and Autism Ontario/Potential Program are offering some great programs 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. Next session starts April 8. Cost is $31 per session for Windsor residents (slight charge for non-residents). Classes are at NEW LOCATION, South Windsor Recreation Complex, 2555 Pulford (Oakwood is now closed). For ages 5 to 10 years with ASD. To register visit any City of Windsor Recreation Facility or call 519-966-6065. See more Recreational Programs in Windsor-Essex.


Community Living Essex Presents Dance Nights

For youth and adults (16 years and up) with developmental disabilities (accompanied with a caregiver or family member if needed). Dances are sponsored by the McGregor Squirettes of Mary under the guidance of Community Living Essex and take place once per month at the Knights of Columbus Hall in McGregor on Fridays from 6:30 until 10pm. Admission is $5. Special Event Nights include Dinner for $15. See 2017 schedule here. Next Dance is April 21. For more information contact Community Living Essex at 519-776-6483 ext. 221


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. For more information please call 519-948-8115 ext. 28 or email. See flyer.


Adult Sensory Reading Circle Winter 2016/2017

Wednesdays from 2pm to 3pm at Budimir Library and Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30am at Riverside Library. 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.


Therapeutic Covers & Weighted Blankets

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

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