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.



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



2016 Bruce Awad Summer Program

The 2016 Bruce Awad Summer Program will end on Friday August 19. Please pick up your child by 2pm. Please see the Summer Program Families' Page for details, dates and other announcements.

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



Local Schools Make Donations

A big thank you goes out to the students and staff at St. Joseph's Catholic High School for their $800 donation made in memorial of Amy Wagner. Another big thanks to the staff and students at Ecole E.J. Lajeunesse for their dona it on of $280 which was raised through the sale of puzzle piece necklaces in exchange for dress down tickets. And finally, another thank you to the staff and students of A.V. Graham Public School for their $200 donation which was raised through autism awareness events in April. All money will be used to support the students who attend the Bruce Awad Summer Program.



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!

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!

Costco Cheque Presentation
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.



OPSEU Local 101 Donates to ASI

Thank you to the members of OPSEU Local 101 -- the Union for Allied Health Hospital Professionals from Windsor -- for their gernous donation of $750. Every year the Donations Committee select a number of charities from the community to support. ASI and the families we support that attend the Bruce Awad Summer Program are grateful for their support this year.



ASI Receives $1400 Grant from WFCU Community Investment Program

WFCU Cheque Presentation Once again, ASI is the a fortunate recipient of a WFCU Community Investment Grant. In 2015, we received a $2500 grant to purchase iPads for the Bruce Awad Summer Program. The iPads were a wonderful and much needed addition to the classroom equipment. The grant this year will be used to purchase musical instruments for the music therapy portion of the program. The ASI staff, families and children who attend the Bruce Awad Summer Program are grateful for the continued support from WFCU.



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:

Summer Hours are in effect starting June 27. The office and library hours are 9am to 4pm Monday through Thursday (closed for lunch between 12 and 1pm). CLOSED ON FRIDAY until September 23. We will be closed Monday September 5. The office will be closed periodically starting July 20 until August 19. Please call before stopping by. Click here for location and map. For your convenience, we recommend that you call before visiting the office and library.


Board Game Update

Please note that Board Game Night is currently on hold until September 2016.


Dance Classes for Individuals with Special Needs

Soul to Soul Dance Studio offers classes for children and adults with exceptionalities. Summer classes available. See brochure for details.


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: Pup Star, Saturday September 17. More


Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex Chapter

Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex is offering some summer fun. Scouts Canada and Autism Ontario will be collaborating on a fun 2-day program which includes hiking, canoeing and more on August 22 and 23. Registration for fall programs is now underway for Music Therapy and PEERS. Please contact AO Windsor-Essex 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.


Adult Sensory Reading Circle

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


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NEW LOCATION

Daytime Programs, Summer 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.


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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