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Section 1: Organizations and Newsletters
Adult Autism Issues in Waterloo-Wellington (AAIWW) – Joint Newsletters of Guelph Services for the Autistic and Waterloo-Wellington Autism Services

No. 33, March 2006
No. 32, August 2005
No. 31, June 2005
No. 30, February 2005
No. 29, January 2005
No. 28, November 2004
No. 27, October 2004
No. 26, August 2004
No. 25, May 2004
No. 24, April 2004
No. 23, February 2004
No. 22, December 2003
No. 21, October 2003
No. 20, Summer 2003
No. 19, April 2003
No. 18, January 2003
No. 17, October 2002
No. 16, August 2002
No. 15, May 2002
No. 14, February 2002
No. 13, November 2001
No. 12, September 2001
No. 11, June 2001
No. 10, March 2001
No. 9, November 2000
No. 8, August 2000
No. 7, May 2000
No. 6, February 2000
No. 5, Winter 1999-2000
No. 4, Autumn 1999
No. 3, Spring 1999
No. 2, Fall 1998
No. 1, Summer 1998

 

Section 2: Needs Surveys and Reports and Service Plans and Proposals

 

Section 3: Individual and Family Experiences

THE CHALLENGES OF AUTISM: a mother’s perspective on 30 years’ living with autism, published in ANN: The Bulletin of A New Network Within The Presbyterian Church in Canada, Vol. 3, No. 3, November 1999.
Tale of Three Dogs: how a man with autism values his companion dogs (1999).
Isaac’s Story: Isaac is quite severely handicapped by the symptoms of Autism. He does not speak with his voice and finds it hard to express himself in ways that others can easily understand. He tries, but cannot always control his movement disorders and sensory integration dysfunction. His life has been hard for him in various ways. But insights into how Isaac experiences Autism and the efforts of his parents and friends to help him get his life together have been succeeding. Isaac allows his true story to be shared so it may inspire others. He hopes others will feel encouraged by knowing that he has taken several steps towards a better life. Isaac’s story has messages for others who live with severe challenges--though the same combination of strategies that have worked for him would not work in exactly the same way for another person who lives with the symptoms of autism or similar neurological or communication differences. Isaac's Story was first published on OAARSN in instalments in 2001. Click on the title to read the full story so far.
Kevin’s Empowerment Group By Joan Gray

 

Section 4: Perspectives on Abilities and Inclusion

I am Disabled
Author Unknown, quoted in SJU Autism and Developmental Disabilities List
Beyond Programs--a parable
Michael McCarthy; reproduced from Contact, Sept/Oct 1991
What everyone yearns for--really good support to communicate
By Andrew Bloomfield
The Quiet Voice
By Judith Snow
LISTEN
By Tony Diamanti
My Personal Speech
By Tony Diamanti
PATH: Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope
As part of its ASPIRE project, GSA encouraged persons and families to use PATH as a creative planning tool for the future. Here are some ideas about PATH and CIRCLES to plan better lives and more secure futures, based on a PATH workshop and several PATH events for young adults with ASD.
Community is not a place but a way of life
From a speech by Herbert Lovett in Dallas, May 1996
Thoughts on Worship
by Beryl Forgay in Regina, Saskatchewan
Keeping the Balance
By David and Faye Wetherow.
Designing Accommodations - some things to consider.
Copyright A.M. Donnellan and M.R. Leary 1997, with contributions by Jayne D. Miller, Mary Lapos, Carole Doran, Judy Marquette and the writings of Donna Williams.
Sensory Integration: An Approach to Help with Self-Regulation and Skill Development.
Elizabeth J. Bell, BScOT, OT(c)

 

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