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

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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.

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2018 Bruce Awad Summer Program Update:

Applications for the six week 2018 Summer Program are being prepared and will be distributed at the beginning of November. Every family that applied to the 2017 Summer Program, including those on the waitlist, will be automatically sent an application. More information about the Bruce Awad Summer Program, including acceptance criteria, is available here. The registration fee for 2018 has not been determined (the fee for 2017 was $2000 per student). If you would like to received a 2018 registration package please complete and submit the new student form by email or call (519)966-7283 by November 3, 2017.



Running for ASI

Former Summer Program Staffer, Dalton Laino, will be running in the Detroit Free Press Half-Marathon and has decided to use this opportunity to raise money for the Summer Program. If you would like to support his efforts please donate! The race is on October 15th, 2017, but he will keep the fundraiser going for the whole month of October to raise awareness! Good Luck Dalton!! Click here to support Dalton.



Beyond the Spectrum - A Family's Year Confronting Autism

In this theatrical feature and 1-hour television documentary, Director Steve Suderman offers an intimate and honest portrayal of a family's personal story about life with a special needs child and the highs and lows of parenting on the spectrum. Premieres on-air on Wednesday, October 18th at 9 pm on TVO and will be available for streaming after the air-date on tvo.org/programs.The making of this documentary resulted in the production of My Autism Passport (M.A.P.) which is a free interactive app to help parents plan, navigate and manage their child's developmental treatment journey after they have received an autism diagnosis. The app is geared toward parents whose child has already received an autism diagnosis, however its knowledge base will benefit anyone seeking information about autism treatment and services across Canada. Learn more about Beyond the Spectrum and the M.A.P. app here.



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.

Carnival pics


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

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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 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 $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.



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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. 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



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:

Please Note: The Office and Library will be closed Thursday October 19, 2017. 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.


Share Your Voice on Special Education Supports

WEFN is hosting two family forums where families can share their experiences about special education in Windsor and Essex County with the help of a skilled facilitator. The goal is to identify the excellent supports and challenges people face. Follow-up sessions will be planned for the end of November with families. For more details see flyer or click here to register.


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 workshops and registration details.


Autism Ontario FREE Webinar Series!

Upcoming webinar: Social Thinking®: Teaching Social Competency on Friday, October 27th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. Join Michelle Garcia Winner as she introduces Social Thinking®, a framework which can help individuals with strong language and learning skills to better interpret and respond within the social world, especially when born with social learning challenges such as ASD. For more details and to register click here. Webinar will be available for streaming on demand at a later date. Other recently recorded webinars are avaialbe FREE for streaming. Click here for a complete list.


Partners For Planning Free Webinars

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Upcoming workshop: "Think Different" Planning a Meaningful Life for Your Loved One - Tuesday, October 25 at 7pm. 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.


Halloween Spooktacular on the Farm

Friday, October 20 at 6 to 9pm at WETRA, 3323 N Malden Rd, Essex. Fun family event with kid's games, pony rides, food available at the Witches Brew Café. Rain or shine – all indoors. Admission is $6. See more details at here.


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 2017-18 schedule here. Next Dance is October 20 (See Halloween Costume Dance below). For more information contact Community Living Essex at 519-776-6483 ext. 221.


Halloween Costume Dance

Friday, October 20 starting at 6:30 till 9pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, McGregor, 9560 Walker Rd. For 16 years and over. Admission is $5, tickets available at the door, RSVP not required. Hosted by the McGregor Squirettes of Mary under the guidance of Community Living Essex. Prizes for best costume. See Flyer.


Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex Chapter

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


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. 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. Next Social Night is Friday October 20 at 6:30pm at Silver Tee Golf and Virtual Gaming Centre 1360 Highway #3 Oldcastle.


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: My Little Pony on Saturday, October 21. More


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


Gymnastics for Children with ASD

Saturdays from 2 until 2:45pm. Next session starts November 4. Cost is $31 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 42 for more details. To register visit any City of Windsor Recreation Facility or call 519-966-6065. See more Recreational Programs in Windsor-Essex.




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