News & Events

Important Changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

The Ontario Government announced a number of improvements to the ODSP effective September 1, 2017. Improvements include increasing income and asset exemptions, compensation award exemptions, ending the "clawback" of child support from ODSP payments (effective January 2017) and more. More information is available here.



Bill 148 – Implications for People with Developmental Disabilities and their Families

Bill 148 was introduced in June 2017 to protect "vulnerable workers" in Ontario. The proposed legislation casts a broad net, treating all employers the same, even if certain of those employers are more vulnerable than the workers they employ. This one-size-fits-all approach will have devastating effects for individuals and families in the Developmental Services Sector. Important information has been noted by Cheryl Wilkes Pooran, from Pooran Law. Read her article here.



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. Available for streaming on TVO at this link.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 WindsorEssex Community Foundation

WindsorEssex Community Foundation has selected Autism Services Inc. as a recipient of a $1,000 grant which will be used to support the Bruce Awad Summer Program. Everyone at ASI is grateful for the financial support. logo



Taylor's 8th Annual BBQ Raises $1003 for Autism Services

Thank you so much to Taylor and her family for donating half the proceeds from her Annual BBQ and Yard Sale which took place June 3 in Cottom. A total $2006 was raised. Taylor, who has a brother with autism and lives in Brampton, donated the other half to Kerry's Place Autism Services in Peel Region. Everyone at ASI and the families we support are grateful for the support form such an inspiring young person.



Thank You!!! 9th Annual Pasta Dinner Supporters

Another successful event! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Bruce Awad Summer Program. Thank you to all our table sponsors (see larger poster here) and all our many prize sponosrs including VIA Rail and The Real Canadain Superstore (Dougall Rd.). See thank you list here.



Toronto Winner Toronto Getaway Package Winner, Don Snyder, and Special Guests, Mike Kakuk and Kelly Blais, at the 9th Annual Pasta Dinner on April 28, 2017.



Thank You to all our Generous Supporters!

April was Autism Awareness Month and many local groups showed their support by having fundraisers and raising awareness about autism and the the Bruce Awad Summer Program. All of us at ASI and the families that attend the Summer Program are grateful to the following for their generous support: Green Shield Canada, Tyler Campbell and students at Southwood Public School, Cypher Systems, Barb Sghaier and the students are AV Grahram Public School, and Peyton Kennette and the 100 Kids Who Care Windsor. Over $3500 was raised. Thank you!



Windsor SOUP

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.

SOup


Community Living Ontario Launches Inspiring Possibilities Estate Planning Guide

This is a free digital resource geared to families, people who have a disability. People who have a disability and their families now have an online, comprehensive toolkit available to them as they consider their financial objectives and obligations. Community Living Ontario launched the Inspiring Possibilities Estate Planning Guide: A Tax, Benefits, Trusts, and Wills Toolkit for Ontarians with Disabilities earlier today.

Written by legal, tax and accounting professionals who specialize in supporting people who have a disability and their loved ones, the 112-page, seven-chapter digital book provides pertinent information on various topics including Will and Trust planning, consent, capacity and legal decision-making, the Ontario Disability Support Program, the Disability Tax Credit and the Registered Disability Savings Plan.

People who want to know their options and when to seek out professional support can visit www.PlanInspiringPossibilities.ca to download a free copy of the guide.



2016 News and Events Archives

2015 News and Events Archives

2014 News and Events Archives

2013 News and Events Archives

2012 News and Events Archives

2011 News and Events Archives

2010 News and Events Archives


Fundraising

Classroom Fund

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!


10th Annual Pasta Dinner

Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Fogolar Furlan Club starting at 6pm. SAVE THE DATE!


Autism Merchandise for Sale

We have a variety of autism awareness merchandise available for purchase at the ASI office. Please contact the office at 519-966-7283 if you would like to purchase any of the items.


Canadian Tire Money

ASI is collecting Canadian Tire money. Save up your Canadian Tire money and donate it to the 2013 Bruce Awad Summer Program. Our goal is to collect enough money to help offset the cost of life skills supplies for next year's Summer Program. Please call the office 519-966-7283 if you would like more information. Thanks!


Donate Your Vehicle to ASI

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Autism Services Inc of Windsor. Moredonate a vehicle







Autism Services Incorporated of Windsor & Essex County, 3600 Curry Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9E 2T6 Ph. 519-966-7283 Fax 519-966-0301

Privacy Policy | Site Map | Disclaimer
© 2010-2017 Autism Services Incorporated of Windsor & Essex County - Charitable Registration No. BN 13198 2068 RR0001