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 Specturm Disorder? Click here to learn more.



We're Hiring...
Support Workers for the 2017 Summer Program

Applicants for Support Workers for the 2017 Bruce Awad Summer Program must complete the Employment Application Package and sumbit it to the ASI office by March 4, 2017. For details and to download an Employment Application Package please click here.



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.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Classroom Fund UPDATE

As of January 12th, 2017 we have raised $3,056.00 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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2017 March Break Funding

Autism Ontario 2017 March Break Reimbursement Fund is available to Ontario families who either retain the services of a one-to-one support worker or pay for a March Break camp/program for their child/youth with ASD. Maximum reimbursements of $350 per child or youth (18 years or younger) will be made to subsidize services purchased between March 13 and March 17, 2017. Reimbursement will be made based on random selection made from all eligible applicants who apply between December 12, 2016 and January 20, 2017. For more information click here. To apply online click here.



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

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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 list of webinars and to register see www.partnersforplanning.ca.


Upcoming FREE Webinars:



Accessibility Awareness Day 2017 with Temple Grandin

The University of Windsor's 4th Annual Accessibility Awareness Day "Accessibility in Your Passion". Thursday, March 2nd 2017 at CAW Student Centre - Ambassador Auditorium and Commons Area. Keynote Speaker is Temple Grandin, author of many books, a noted animal expert and advocate for autistic populations. Ms. Grandin, a person with high functioning autism was the subject of the award winning movie, "Temple Grandin." More details here.



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

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:

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.


Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex Chapter

Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex and Autism Ontario/Potential Program are offering some great programs starting in January including PEERS (14plus), Children Friendship Training (ages 7 to 13), Music Therapy (ages 3 to 11), Sibshops (ages 5 to 12) and more. Please contact AO Windsor-Essex by email or at 519-250-1893 for details. Some event information is available here.

2017 Autism Ontaio March Break Funding information click here. To apply online click here.


School Entry: Learn More About Transitioning Your Child with Special Needs for Kindergarten

In Windsor on Monday, January 23 from 6:30-8:30pm at Drouillard Place, 1102 Drouillard Rd. Windsor. Pre-register by January 19. In Kingsville on Wednesday, February 1 at 9:30-11:30am at ACCESS, 23 Mill St. W., Kingsville. Pre-register by January 27. Free information session for parents and guardians. Childcare is available at both locations - please indicate when registering. Pre-register online or see flyer for details.


In A Family's Shoes

Tuesday, January 24 at 6:00 to 8:00pm at Gino Marcus Centre. An intimate glimpse into a family's life facilitated by Lisa Raffoul. Open discussion format. This is an opportunity to share true to life perspectives and ideas for effective communication and trust and how to realize the contributions of all family members, supports and community. Registration is required - Click here for details. Child care is provided with 7 days notice.


Celebrate 20 Years with the Summit Centre

Join the fun at a Pasta Dinner on Thursday, January 26 starting at 5:30 till 6:30 at the Fogolar Club. Tickets $20 for Adults, $10 for kids. For tickets call 519-255-1195 or email here.


Ensemble Connects

Monday, February 6 from 7 until 8:30pm at Community Living Essex County, 372 Talbot Street North, Essex For families supporting youth and young adults with developmental disabilities. Learn about various volunteer, mentoring, employment and training options. Please RSVP by January 30 to Kelly Runnalls at 519-776-6483 ext. 225 or email. See flyer.


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.


Gymnastics for Children with ASD

Saturdays from 2 until 2:45pm. New session starts January 14 for 10 weeks. Cost is $28 per session for Windsor residents (slight charge for non-residents). Classes are at NEW LOCATION, South Windsor Recreation Complex, 2555 Pulford (Oakwood is now closed). For ages 5 to 10 years with ASD. To register visit any City of Windsor Recreation Facility or call 519-966-6065. See more Recreational Programs in Windsor-Essex.


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 schedule here. Next Dance is Friday, January 20, 2017. For more information contact Community Living Essex at 519-776-6483 ext. 221


My Space ASD Social Group

NEW DAY AND TIME. Tuesday mornings starting at 9:30 until 11am at Ska-na Family Learning Centre Ontario Early Years Centre, 1684 Ellrose Ave. An interactive program designed for children ages 3-6 with ASD and their caretakers. For more information please call 519-948-8115 ext. 28 or email. See flyer.


Adult Sensory Reading Circle Winter 2016/2017

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


Therapeutic Covers & Weighted Blankets

Locally made weighted blankets and pads. For details and price call Zila Doucette at 519-562-2131 or email.

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