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 www.PlanInspiringPossibilities.ca 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.
Partners For Planning Free Webinars
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:
- Laying the Foundation for an Effective Estate Plan - Tuesday, October 18 at 7pm
- Into to the RDSP - Thursday, October 27 at 4pm
- The Disability Tax Credit - Thursday, November 3 at 12pm
- Staying Stong, Sane and Resilient: Parenting and Special Needs - Tuesday, November 8 at 7pm
- All About the ODSP - Wednesday, November 16 at 12pm
- Into to the RDSP - Wednesday, November 23 at 7pm
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!!
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.
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!
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!
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
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.