Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
“A guide to Community Services in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Counties” is an excellent resource that will help parents and caregivers understand the various programs and services offered by community agencies in support of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please recognize that many of the programs and services from may have wait lists. This document does not outline the various private organizations or practices that offer support or services to children diagnosed with ASD or children diagnosed on the spectrum.
The Community Service Providers of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville are committed to the philosophy that ‘every door is the right door’, meaning that if you make contact with any one of our services we will work to connect you with the service that best suits your current needs. So while you wander the maze of information, programs and services please remember that making that initial call is what is most important.
The Autism Parent Resource Kit is an online resource to help parents, caregivers and families better understand autism and the range of services and supports available in Ontario. It was created by talking to families whose lives have been touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI)
- Applied Behaviour Analysis Program (ABA)
- Autism Parent Support Group
Click on the links below to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder