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Autism Surveillance System In Canada

Autism Spectrum Disorder Amoung Children and Youth in Canada 2018~March 2018- As Chief Public Health Officer, I am pleased to present the National Autism Spectrum Disorder Surveillance System (NASS) 2018 Report. This surveillance report is “Made in Canada” and provides a first reporting of national data and information to improve our understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Canada.
Approximately 1 in 66 children and youth are diagnosed with ASD in Canada. For families, an ASD diagnosis can involve significant emotional and financial challenges. For those in health, education and social services sectors, ASD is an important issue due to the resources those living with ASD require for intervention and treatment and due to the on-going impact on the health and well-being of Canadian children, youth, adults and their families and communities.



Legal Help

Understanding Consent and Capacity Rules in Canada-Toolkit~ What if someone is found to be incapable of making a specific decision? When a person is unable to make a decision on their own, they may require an accommodation or support in order to exercise their legal capacity, such as technological assistance, a translator, or a support person to interpret their signs, gestures or verbal cues. A person could also appoint someone to make decisions on their behalf, or to support them in making their decisions. This depends on the province or territory where they live and the person’s ability to appoint someone.  Each province or territory has its own decision-making model, such as substitute decision-making, supported decision-making, representation, and more (these models are reviewed in more detail below).

Goldwater, Dube Firm ~We serve clientele within the province, across Canada, and from jurisdictions around the world. We can help you with matters big and small.In helping our clients, we have advanced the law to extend rights to same-sex couples, common-law spouses and have fought for the rights of vulnerable members of our society. Our work in these domains has attracted media attention and contributed to the social discourse. Information dealing wih separation, divorce with a loved one with autism


Information on Funds

Canada Benefits ~This is the Canadian Government website for disability.   

         Click on the province that you want, then on a the "I am..." a person

         with a disability, then click on the disability connection.

     Disability Weblinks ~ Links you to information about programs, services

         and contacts anywhere in Canada.

Ministere de la Famille ~ Childcare information, tax benefits, etc.


Miriam Foundation; Learning Centre for Autism and Developmental Disabilities ~ information on current trends, best practices and treatment

          options as well as organizations and associations

Allowance for Special Needs program - youth~Private preschools, elementary schools and secondary schools not accredited for purposes of subsidies If your child has special needs that limit his or her learning activities, this program will enable him or her to obtain the material resources required at home to pursue his or her studies, provided those needs are not already covered by another program or organization.



Aide financiere aux etudes post-secondaire

Financial Assistance to Post- Secondary studies

Application for Financial Assistance Loans and Bursaries Program (1001) Including the guide and lists of institution and program codes~ You must fill out this form if you are a current or future student and wish to apply for loans and bursaries. Before you start, ensure that you have the following information at hand: 

Medical Certificate-Major Functional Disabilities and Other Recognized Disabilities ~You need to use this form if you have a major functional or other disability and are applying for the Loans and Bursaries Program or the Allowance for Special Needs Program. This form will not be considered valid unless it has been filled out by your doctor.

Quebec Education Act ~ Every person is entitled to the preschool education services and elementary and secondary school regulation

instructional services provided for by this Act and by the basic school

made by the Government under section 447, from the first day of the

school calendar in the school year in which he attains the age of

admission to the last day of the school calendar in the school year in

which he attains 18 years of age, or 21 years of age in the case of a

handicapped person within the meaning of the Act to secure the

handicapped in the exercise of their rights (chapter E- 20.1).


Support Services for Students with Special Needs ~ Support services for students with special needs are designed to help students with learning

difficulties to maximize their potential for academic, social and vocational

success. Support services can take the form of small group instruction,

individual tutorials and in-class support. In addition, St. Patrick's maintains

the services of a Special Education Technician that may work individually

with students.


Adapting Our Schools to the Needs of All Students ~ Plan of action on Special Education Making the adaptation of educational services a priority

for all those working with students with special needs (page 19)


Inclusive Education Service ~ The Inclusive Education Service is a provincial support network designed to build the capacity of English School Boards to serve their students with special needs in inclusive settings.


Dignity, Freedoms, Rights, Equality, Protection ~ All human beings

possess intrinsic rights and freedoms that ensure their protection and

development - and all human beings are equal in worth and dignity. These

are the opening words of the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. The

object of the Youth Protection Act is to safeguard similar rights for young people.


Ministere de l'Education - Special Services ~ information about services

for students with difficulties


Ministere de l'Education - Allowance for Special Needs Program (Funding) ~ The Allowance for Special Needs Program for Youth is intended for students who attend preschool, elementary school or secondary school in the private sector located in Québec . If your child has special needs that limit his or her learning activities, this program will enable him or her to obtain the material resources required at home to pursue his or her studies, provided those needs are not already covered by another program or organization.


Service Providers

Morneau Shepell- Children`s Support Solutions~We provide a wide range of services including screening and assessments, private and group therapy, solutions for schools and daycares, as well as medical legal rehabilitation services. With Morneau Shepell’s Children’s Support Solutions, families receive fast access to assessments for speech-language delays, neurodevelopmental disorders, learning disabilities, among others. Whether your child has a diagnosis or not, our professionals can begin working with them to identify their needs and work towards their individualized goals. Children’s Support Solutions is family-centred and inter-professional; meaning your child’s treatment team works together to find solutions that best support your goals. We think about the mix of services that will help the child. In the Morneau Shepell model, professionals are not just under one roof; they plan together, train together and work together on a client file. It is an integrated approach to helping the family.



Association quebecoise de musicotherapie ~ L'Association quebecoise de musicotherapie (AQM) est une section provinciale de l'Association de musicotherapie du Canada. L'AQM est une organisation but non lucratif regroupant des musicotherapeutes, des internes en musicotherapie ainsi que des etudiants ou toute personne et organisme interesses par la musicotherapie.

Quebec Association of Activity Professionals (QAAP) / Association Quebecoise des professionels en loisirs (AQPL)~ A person with autism can engage in Therapeutic Recreation with the assistance of a Recreation Therapist. Recreation Therapists focus on an individual’s strengths and abilities to increase or maintain their skills, abilities, sense of independence, and quality of life. Recreation Therapists conduct assessments and, based on the findings, develop goals using recreation activities to teach necessary skills that are required in order for someone with Autism to function as independently as possible in society given their specific strengths and weaknesses. These may include sports activities, music programs, cooking programs, snoezelen and Sensory Stimulation, creative arts, social skills groups and outings and therapeutic swimming


Collage Pediatric Therapy  

For Quebec: (two locations, one in Westmount, one in Pointe-Claireis a team of speech-language pathologists, psychologists, occupationaltherapists, and physical therapists working together in a practice focused exclusively on children. Collage Pediatric Therapy clinicians work hand-in-hand in the same centre, in a highly coordinated fashion. This type of practice, known as multidisciplinary, allows families to benefit  from a single point of contact and from services delivered by professionals who are available to discuss the child’s progress as often as necessary.Collage Pediatric Therapy offers the convenience of back-to-back therapy appointments with different clinicians in the same centre. Collage also provide parents and teachers with the resources to help the child integrate their newly learned skills in the home and in school. Collage Pediatric Therapy’s practice is evidence-based, built on the latest research and techniques

Bartimaeus~ support people of all ages who were experiencing emotional, behavioural, psychological and/or developmental problems. Today Bartimaeus offers many direct services to clients with complex needs, as well as customized training and consultation services to customers throughout Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.


Provincial Service Dog Laws

Individuals with Disabilities Act
Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms

Assistive Technology in Education~ The positive impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on the school success of a student with special needs is a given. Students with handicaps, learning difficulties or who have difficulties adjusting to school benefit from ICT possibilities to learn, sometimes better, and sometimes in a different way. In order to do so, they generally use the same technological tools as students without special needs.



ASD Montrwal Clinic~ Psychological diagnostic evaluations for autism, developmental delays and use ABA Programs (including the use of Verbal Behaviour)









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