In an effort to promote autism awareness, we’ve searched the internet and gathered the most useful resources on autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
This list of 10 common questions by Autism Society Canada (ASC) is a great place to start. It covers everything from what ASD is to the different types of treatments and interventions available.
Compiled by Health Canada, this comprehensive list of organizations includes Canadian and international organizations as well as links to government resources.
The Society for Treatment of Autism (STA) is a charity based in Alberta that provides treatment and educational services as well as support for families, employers and teachers. The charity can also help you locate similar resources in your area if you don’t reside in Alberta.
Apps and games
This collection of top-rated games can help facilitate communication and improve functional skills, and there are also several apps that are accessible through major portable platforms, including iPad and Android.
Experts and professionals
This ASC listing includes links to specialists for screening, diagnosis and assessment, research centres and even law enforcement resources.
Access this Autism Canada Foundation video library of leading voices on autism, offering profound speeches that inspire and inform.
Autism tool kits
This compilation is a starter tool kit intended to help you focus your search for information. However, Autism Speaks has an impressive library of tool kits for parents, families, school communities and all the professionals your child is likely to interact with, like dentists and hairdressers.
Tap into communities dedicated to dealing with autism: