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Resource Library

The resource library is a collection of best practice protocols, ASD information and practical tools developed by the York Community Autism Partnership.

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Access to Services Map

A flowchart describing the access points for York Region services based on diagnosis and age.

ASD – Intervening in a Crisis Wallet Card

A quick reference guide in the form of dos and don’ts for intervening in a crisis with an individual with ASD.

ASD Indicators for School Aged Children

A screening tool for paraprofessionals that identifies characteristics to help determine if further investigation regarding an ASD diagnosis should be considered for children between the ages of 6-18.

ASD Sensitivity and Suicide Prevention Training Modules

A series of on-line training modules on suicide prevention and crisis response with individuals with ASD which include: Core Characteristics and Strategies, Dos and Don’ts when Intervening in the moment, ASD and Mental Health, Warning Signs, Intervention, Intervention Demonstration Role Play, Safety Planning and follow-up.

Autism Speaks Canada Grant Final Report

This is Autism Speaks Canada Grant Final Report on Transitioning Together, which can be downloaded in Word or PDF.

Best Practice Guideline for Assessment and Management of Risk to Self

A guide for conducting risk assessments for suicide or self-harm for children and youth including those with ASD.

Caring for Your Patient with ASD – Tips for Health Care Providers

A tip sheet for health care providers to be completed by the individual with ASD and/or their parents/other caregiver to improve the quality and success of the health care appointment.

Disability Tax Credit – Application Tips for Individuals with ASD and Their Familes

A guide to assist individuals with ASD and/or their parents/other caregivers to apply for the Disability Tax Credit Certificate with examples for each section of the application and information about the process for appeal.

Intro to ASD Training Modules

An introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder through online training modules that include: A Review of Evidence Based Practices, What Families Want You to Know, ASD Sensitivity Training, Parent Perspective, Dos and Don’ts for Supporting Parents and Caregivers, York Region Warm Transfer Protocol, ASD Resources, Accessing Services in York Region, York Region Crisis Supports, ASD Acronyms, ...

Medical Appointments – Additional Resources

This Word documents includes additional resources to support medical appointments.

Mental Health and ASD Training Modules

A series of on-line training modules on Mental Health and ASD which includes: Intro to ASD and Early Diagnosis, Intervention Strategies, Medical Issues, Sensory Processing, Assessing Mental Health in ASD, Evidence Based Mental Health Treatments for ASD, Mindfulness, Psychopharmacology and First Hand Perspectives.

Mental Health Literacy Guide for Autism

This Mental Health Literacy Guide for Autism was developed out of a desire to increase awareness, knowledge and acceptance around issues relevant to the mental health of Autistic adults. Download a PDF copy.

My Medical Appointment / Reason For Today’s Visit

This is a tool for individuals with ASD and their parents/caregivers to use at each appointment with a health care professional to improve the quality of each visit. The Word version can be customized or the PDF version can be submitted electronically.

Physician Desk Reference

A referral guide to assist medical professionals in providing individuals with ASD and/or their parents/other caregivers withYork Region service access information following the diagnosis of ASD.

Planning for Transtions Brochure

A guide for parents/other caregivers of individuals with ASD to prepare, plan and practice for successful transitions at all ages.

Post-Diagnostic Support – Online Resource

An online resource tool to assist people with ASD and/or their parents/other caregivers to find answers to common questions immediately following a diagnosis of ASD.

Screening and Assessment Protocol

A best practice guide for professionals providing diagnostic screening and assessment for children with ASD.

Teenage Suicide and Crisis Response Environmental Scan

An assessment of the York Region Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services identifying services gaps with recommendations for enhancing and improving services.

Transition to Adulthood Planning Checklist

A checklist of tasks that can be completed throughout childhood to help parents/other caregivers and individuals with ASD prepare for the transition to adulthood

Warm Transfer Protocol

A best practice guide for professionals to ensure that individuals with ASD and their parents/other caregivers are supported in accessing the services that they need.

What is ASD? Information Sheet

An information sheet with introductory material including a description and impact of ASD, diagnosis, common characteristics, possible causes, effective intervention and prognosis.

York ASD Partnership Recommendations for the Crisis Hub in York Region

A report on the needs of individuals with ASD delivered to Canadian Mental Health Association to support their proposal to establish a crisis hub in York Region.

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