ANNOUNCEMENTS OF EVENTS
in the Near Future
(all day) and
four June Tuesday evenings, in
3rd annual Toronto Walk NOW for Autism Speaks
Ken Moon of
The organizers expect about 5000 walkers and hope to reach half a million dollars in donations!!!!!
Monday, June 4, 2007
Sheraton Parkway Inn,
Three party political debate on autism policies in
Organized by The
MPPs participating in the political debate are:
Shelley Martel, MPP, NDP Critic for Health & Longterm Care and Autism Issues
Frank Klees, MPP, PC Critic for Education
Lisa MacLeod, MPP, PC Critic for Children & Youth Services
Hon. Kathleen Wynne, MPP, Minister of Education
Hon. Mary Anne Chambers, MPP, Minister of Children & Youth Services
For more Information, contact
Cindy DeCarlo (705) 737-0417 email@example.com
Sam Yassine (613) 229-4444 firstname.lastname@example.org
June 15 & 16, 2007 (Early Bird Registration discounts available to June 5)
2007 Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference
Acceptance and Opportunities: See the Potential
A conference that will explore best practices and approaches for increasing quality of life, opportunities and independence.
Conference Registration Form
Preliminary Conference Details:
Dare to Care: A FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL STRATEGY FOR A COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM OF SUPPORTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
If you or your
to express support for this initiative, please do so this week!
Ontario Government Delivering More Support For Students With Autism:
Nearly $6 Million Being Invested In New Autism Initiatives To Help Students Succeed
The Ontario government is improving the learning environment for students with autism spectrum disorders by directing all school boards to provide Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Education Minister Kathleen Wynne announced.
"All students with autism deserve equal access to this vital teaching approach that can improve their focus on individual projects and strengthen their communication with other students in the classroom," said Wynne. "We are implementing our plan to ensure students with autism receive the best education possible."
A message from Margaret Spoelstra of Autism
Jeanette Holden is currently undergoing treatment in
We of OAARSN feel deeply for Jeanette and her family, especially her mother Ann and brother Jim (now in his early 50s). While Jeanette has been intensively concerned with doing and promoting autism research, she has a special interest in adult issues because of Jim. To read her accounts of Jim’s progress with reading and speaking, please click on these links.
People have asking how they can express their support to Jeanette at this time. To that end, Marg offers a these suggestions:
asked that we mention the scholarship fund, because it is deeply
her. If you wish to make a donation to this scholarship (a charitable
will be issued), please contact Ethel Berry email@example.com to
those arrangements. You may also send a cheque to Autism
We are on the verge of launching our new website. We are looking for pictures of individuals that have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Basically these pictures will automatically change every 10 seconds with a caption below. The caption will have the first name of the individual, the date of diagnoses and the age the individual was when they were diagnosed. The picture can be recent or older.
If you can help, please send a picture along with the individuals first name, date of diagnoses and age at time of diagnoses. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are trying to put a face to Autism Spectrum Disorder. We want people to be inspired and compelled to help. Most people today know of someone that has been diagnosed with ASD.
Read more on the OAARSN site at http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca
Please note the Search feature on the Main Page.
OAARSN welcomes discussion of ideas and topics related to adults with autism.
We support freedom of information and expression and encourage everyone
to try to see all sides of issues and to understand the viewpoints of others.
We do not endorse all opinions or interventions that we may report in this bulletin.
Please send news, announcements of autism events, new information,
discussion questions and comments, and accounts of experience to
Gerald & Elizabeth Bloomfield
adults with autism is usually negative. We receive many appeals for
where to turn for help--with diagnosis and assessment, advocacy,
the future, alternatives to approaches that are not working. There are
virtually no obvious sources of help for isolated adults with autism
We know that some adults and their families and caregivers are heroically using what resources they have to achieve some successes with their challenges. Some can report remarkable progress. We invite you, as an adult or caregiver living with autism, to share your perceptions, problems and success stories, if you think others might help or benefit.