Introduction to Online Training for Parents

On-Line Training Opportunity through the York ASD Partnership and the Children’s Treatment Network Community Learning Library

Course Title:  Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Introductory Training Program for York Region Service Providers

In the Spring of 2012 and Winter of 2013, the York ASD Partnership (YASDP) provided an intensive 8 session introductory training program to any York Region service provider who was involved with intake, screening, first contact or direct support to families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Course content included an introduction to ASD, a review of best practice interventions, a review of the service system for children and adults with ASD in York Region, and an overview of single plans of care and the shared electronic record.  Those sessions were recorded and edited and are now available through the CTN Community Learning Library.  With the support of Autism Ontario York Region Chapter, the YASDP is making these training modules available to parents.

This training will provide a good understanding of ASD, of the challenges facing families of individuals with ASD and of the service system in York Region will enhance the ability of service providers to meet the needs effectively and efficiently while ensuring the experience is supportive and positive for those families.

How to access this training?

  • Interested parents can register for this training by contacting Sarah Shaw at Autism Ontario York Region at
  • A training seat will be opened and will remain open for 90 days. The participant will be reminded by email 14 days prior to the closure of the seat.
  • Participants who complete the training will receive a certificate of participation.
  • Please note that introductory ASD information is not part of this training. However, current information is easily accessible on line. Visit Autism Ontario at