Autism Spectrum Disorder Family Support Program

Program Description

The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Family Support Program provides community-based supports for children and youth ages 8-17 who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (Level 1) for successful community integration and transitions.

Program Goals

  • To assist children and youth as they transition through elementary school to high school;
  • To develop a partnership with families to help stabilize children and youth both at home and in the community;
  • To provide and support with system navigation;
  • To promote/preserve the emotional health of children, youth and their family;
  • To support families in enhancing and strengthening existing parenting skills;
  • To support and enhance parental advocacy skills to help families develop relationships within their larger community; and
  • To support children and youth in developing self-advocacy and other skills.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A diagnosis of High Functioning Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder – Level 1);
  • Between the ages of 8 and 17; and
  • Must be a resident of Oxford or Elgin County.

Referral and Intake Process: