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 Spectrum Disorder? Click here to learn more.



2018 Bruce Awad Summer Program Update:

The application process for the 2018 Summer Program is now over. Families that applied should receive information regarding their child's status in the program by the end of January 2018. If you are interested in receiving an application package for the 2019 Summer Program please see details here.



This Holiday Season Consider Donating to the Summer Program Classroom Fund

Making a donation on someone's behalf or to honour someone special has never been easier. Online giving through CanadaHelps gives you the option to dedicate your donation in honour or in memory of someone special. One hundred percent of your tax deductible donations to the Bruce Awad Summer Program Classroom Fund will benefit the Windsor and Essex students and families that attend the program.

Each summer since 1984 Autism Services Inc. and the wonderful program staff have been supporting students with autism during the summer. The six week program is structured in a classroom setting and provides each student with 1 to 1 support. Because of the high level of support, students also get to enjoy fun summer activities in the community like swimming, mini golfing, and visiting splash pads.

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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 please visit our campaign page at CanadaHelps.com. If you prefer to make a donation by cheque please see details here.

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Classroom Fund UPDATE $6,660

As of September 20, 2017 we have raised $6,660 towards our goal! Thank you to UNIFOR Local 444 Social Justice Fund for the generous $2,500 donation! We woud also like to thank the following for their generous gifts to the Classroom Fund: Jamison Laboratories ($200), Glider Guard Dies and Moulds ($1,325), Associatzaone Maria S.S. Del Rosario ($500), the S/B Golf and Darts Crew ($320). Thank you also to the many donations made online through CanadaHelps.org and to the in memory and in honour of someone or something special.



Running for ASI

Thank you to former Summer Program Staffer, Dalton Laino, who ran in the Detroit Free Press Half-Marathon and used the opportunity to raise over $900 for the Summer Program.



Autism Merchandise - Great Holiday Gifts!

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. Most are $5. We also have tee shirts available for $20 (Adult Sizes S, M, L, XL) Please contact the office at 519-966-7283 or email if you would like to purchase any of the items. Tee shirt



Thank You to all our Supporters for Helping to Make the Carnival Open House a Success!

We had a blast at the 34th Annual Open House on August 10th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. This year, we celebrated our student achievements with the community by hosting a Carnival Open House. Thank you to Teppermans for donating the hotdogs, buns and condiments and to the volunteers from the Harrow Kinsmen for providing and doing the bbqing. We'd also like to thank Carolyn Levesque for her magical face painting skills and Nunzio Angelini from Active Chiropractic, KMS Services-Michael Coombs, and Ken Lapain & Sons for sponsoring Zoo2You who entertained us with their exotic and fascinating animals. We are also grateful to the many volunteers and staff who did an awesome job! Click here to see Snapd Windsor pictures on facebook. Click here to see article from the Harrow News.

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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 Parent Resource Kit

logoThe Autism Parent Resource Kit is an online resource to help parents, caregivers and families better understand autism and the range of services and support available in Ontario. You can download the kit at this link where you will also find helpful Tools and Resources in Ontario. The Autism Kit is also available in a number of different languages.

You can also learn more about the New Ontario Autism Program (OAP) 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.


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Event Dates & More

Library and Office Hours:

Office hours are 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday (closed for lunch between 12 and 1pm).
The office will be closed Fridays starting December 8. Please see the 2017/18 Holiday Schedule here. For your convenience, we recommend that you call before visiting the office and library. Click here for location and map.


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 movies: Coco on Saturday, December 9. More


One Bethlehem Night - A dramatic Musical

Thursday, December 7 at 7pm at Parkwood Gospel Temple, 3005 Temple Drive. This is a FREE special closed performance for persons with disabilities, conducive for those with visual, hearing, cognitive, intellectual, developmental or physical disabilities. Family, friends and support workers are welcome. Individuals requiring support must be accompanied by a caregiver. For more information call 519-948-7055.


Community Living Essex Special Christmas Pizza Party and Dance

Friday, December 15, doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm, dance to follow until 10pm at Knights of Columbus Hall in McGregor. For youth and adults (16 years and up) with developmental disabilities (accompanied with a caregiver or family member if needed). Sponsored by the McGregor Squirettes of Mary under the guidance of Community Living Essex. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. Dinner includes pizza, dessert, coffee, tea and juice. Those who do not wish to attend the dinner portion may attend the dance for $7. For more information and tickets please contact Community Living Essex at 519-776-6483 ext. 221. See 2017-18 schedule here.


Sensory Sensitive Breakfast With Santa

Saturday, December 16 from 8:30 to 9:30am at Average Joes Sports Bar, 1286 Lauzon Rd. Hosted by the Optimist Club of Riverside. Menu includes pancakes, syrup, juice, milk. Crafts and fun for all. Cost is a donation. Santa will be visiting so bring your camera. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Fit Together Adapted Physical Exercise

This is a FREE 12-week exercise program for adults (18 years and older) with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability. Participants will receive one-on-one fitness training 2 times a week at the St. Denis Centre at the University of Windsor starting January 15, 2018 to April 2018. See more details here. If you are interested in participating, please complete the registration form and return by January 5, 2018 by email or call 519-982-8784.


Thames Valley Children's Centre Educational Workshops

Workshops on a variety of topics for parents/caregivers of children and youth with ASD and community professionals who work with them. All workshops are in Windsor and take place at the TVCC on Quality Way or at the John McGivney Children Centre on Matchette Rd. Click here to see the list of upcoming January workshops and registration 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 complete list of webinars and to register see www.partnersforplanning.ca.


NEW Autism Ontario Adult Newsletter

Autism Ontario is expanding their reach to include adults on the spectrum, and starting an adult-specific newsletter. Register to receive the"NEW" Autism Ontario Adult Newsletter at this link.


Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex Chapter

Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex and Autism Ontario/Potential Program are offering some great programs including PEERS Social Skills Training, Children Frieindship Training, Music and Art Therapy, and many more. Please contact AO Windsor-Essex by email or at 519-250-1893 for details. See the lates newlsetter here. Some event information is available here. Potential Programme events here.


Autism Ontario FREE Webinar Series!

Watch 2017 webinars available for FREE streaming on demand. Click here for a complete list and details.


ASD Adult Social Club

This club is for adults (18plus) with high functioning Autism who do not require 1:1 support. Events will be organized each month by Autism Ontario Windsor. Next event is the Christmas Party on December 15th. Individuals must be able to stay on their own. Parents and respite workers are not to attend as trained staff for these events will be provided. Cost for the events will vary depending on the activity. Contact Autism Ontario at 519-250-1893 or email here to sign-up and for more details.


Autism Group Swimming

This program provides children with ASD the opportunity to learn swimming skills while improving communication skills, coordination, body awareness, and social functioning. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver willing to be in the water if necessary. Class ratio is 1:4. No age limit indicated. Swimming is at Adie Knox Herman Community Pool, 1551 Wyandotte Street West. Monday 4:30-5pm starting January 8 or Wednesday 4:30-5pm starting January 10 (cost is $81 (8 wks) and $91 (9 wks). Spring Session starts April 2 and 4, 2018. See page 88 of the Winter Spring Activity Guide for more details here. To register visit any City of Windsor Recreation Facility or call 519-253-3157.


Gymnastics for Children with ASD

Saturdays from 2 until 2:45pm. Next session starts January 13. Cost is $29 per session for Windsor residents (minor surcharge for non-residents). Classes are the South Windsor Recreation Complex, 2555 Pulford. For ages 5 to 10 years with ASD. An adult caregiver must be in attendance. See Activity Guide here and page 40 for more details. To register visit any City of Windsor Recreation Facility or call 519-966-6065. See more Recreational Programs in Windsor-Essex.


Adult Sensory Reading Circle

Mondays from 2:30 tp 3:30pm at Central Library, Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30am at Riverside Library, Wednesdays from 2pm to 3pm at Budimir Library. Come and join for a fun sensory program for adults with special needs. The reading circle will include stories, songs, movement, and art. For adults with special needs and their support person. For more information call 519-255-6770 or visit www.windsorpubliclibrary.com




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