Autism Links

What is autism or autism spectrum disorder? Below are links to a variety of credible websites that can help answer your questions. If you have a website recommendation that you would like to share, please email us the link.

  • Autism Ontario is one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of chapters throughout the Province of Ontario. See the section "What is Autism" for a detailed overview of autism spectrum disorders.

  • Autism Speaks Canada along with Autism Speaks, is the world's leading autism science organization. Together with Autism Speaks, over $200 million has been invested in scientific research, $9 million in Canada. Autism Speaks Canada is committed to supporting research and services across the country; raising public awareness to encourage inclusion; and collaborating with other organizations to speak alongside the autism community. Their website offers a wealth of information on issues related to autism including recent scientific studies and an extensive resource guide.

  • Autism Navigator is a unique collection of web-based tools and courses that uses extensive video footage to bridge the gap between science and community practice. Designed to help parents and professionals learn more about early red flags and diagnostic features of ASD. You can access over 100 video clips free of charge but you must sign up first.

  • Autism Society Canada/Société canadianne de l'autisme Autism Society Canada (ASC) is a national incorporated non-profit charitable organization. It was founded in 1976 by a group of parents committed to advocacy, public education, information and referral, and support for its regional societies.

  • Asperger Society of Ontario was created to assist families and persons affected by Asperger to find services and information available in Ontario. As well, they host conferences for people interested in Asperger's.

  • Autism Awareness Centre Inc.'s vision is to provide Canadian Families and professionals with information and education, which will affect positive change in the lives of those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  • Autism Today is a leading online magazine and information center where people can find the latest news and connect with professionals and resources.

  • Autism Support Network is a free support community where you can connect with thousands of other families and individuals touched by ASD. Find out what's working for others, coping strategies, and life guides from others living what you're going through now. Free but you must register to join.

  • AutismLink links parents together using the internet. The website offers discussion forums, links to news and magazine articles as well as general autism information. There is also an online store where you can purchase autism awareness merchandise.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a credible online source for facts and up to date news about autism.

  • Cindy's Autistic Support has numerous downloads. Great site for teachers, parents and kids.

  • First Signs is a U.S. national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and professionals about the early signs of autism and related developmental disorders.

  • Interactive Autism Network (IAN) Webinar Library offers free information webinars with professionals and experts in a varity of autism topics. Access the the library of webinars and watch from your home or office computer at a time convenient for you.

  • Ministry of Education Ontario provides Questions and Answers about students with autism.

  • Parentbooks is a retail store located in Toronto. They have a large booklist on Autism available to purchase by mail-order or online.

  • Geneva Centre for Autism in Toronto has information on various courses they offer, reference material and of course lots of links.

  • Treatment & Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication related handicapped CHildren) is an evidence-based service, training, and research program for individuals of all ages and skill levels with autism spectrum disorders.

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Updated January 13, 2017


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