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.
April 2, 2017 World Autism Awareness Day
The ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2017. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.
ASI has a variety of Autism Awareness merchandise available including some new items such silicone bracelets, pencils, bookmarks, key chains and breakaway lanyards and old favourites like car magnets. Please contact the office if you are interested in purchasing or ordering any merchandise. Great for gifts. Prices range from $2 to $25.
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 3rd, 2017. General inquiries about the Focus on Youth Summer Initiative can be forwarded to email@example.com.
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.
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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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.
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
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:
- Into To The R.D.S.P. - Wednesday, April 5 at 3pm
- Understanding Your Legal Rights Tuesday, April 11 at 7pm
- Staying Strong and Resilient: Parenting and Special Needs - Thursday, April 13 at 7pm
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
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.