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Transitioning Together in Ontario

Disclaimer: Information provided is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Rather, Autism Speaks Canada provides general information about autism as a service to the community. The information provided on our website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada has not validated and is not responsible for any information, events, or services provided by third parties.

Transitioning Together in Ontario

Transitioning Together in Ontario

Every year in April we launch grants to autism service providers to increase their capacity and to effectively serve the autism community in Canada. Grants are selected through a rigorous review process, through a community panel of autistic individuals, family members, friends, service providers and research experts across Canada. Since 2010, we have granted $5 million to over 300 organizations across Canada. Approximately 23% of these grants help support our mission objective in helping transition to adulthood.

Last year, we funded $35,000 to Community Living York South to replicate “Transitioning Together”, the University of Wisconsin training program for youth and young adults with autism and their families in Canada. This program teaches skills to improve the transition from child/youth programs and services to adult programs and services across all levels of functioning such as goal setting, problem solving, social planning and self-advocacy.

“Kerry’s Place in collaboration with Community Living York South, CBHS and York Support Services Network, were successful in obtaining a $35,000 Family Services Grant from Autism Speaks Canada to replicate the Transitioning Together program. Each service promotes an understanding and awareness among employers and the general public as to the business value of hiring people with autism.”

—Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Ontario

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Disclaimer: Information provided is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Rather, Autism Speaks Canada provides general information about autism as a service to the community. The information provided on our website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada has not validated and is not responsible for any information, events, or services provided by third parties.