Partnership Publications & Courses

PUBLICATIONS

Best Practice Guidelines for Assessment and Management of Risk of Suicide in York Region (Word doc, 12 pgs; Nov, 2017) This Best Practice Guide is intended to help standardize suicide risk assessment and safety planning practices across York Region’s child, youth and family serving organizations. York Region Mental Health Collaborative & York ASD Partnership Crisis Intervention Suicide Prevention Committee, 2017

YASDP Strategic Planning Findings (Word doc, 47 pgs; Aug 16, 2017) Information/Findings for August 16th, 2017 Workshop. Context: In November 2016, Kathryn Everest Consulting was hired by the Partnership to conduct a series of qualitative interviews to understand the challenges facing families, individuals with ASD and professionals in York Region related to serving adults with ASD.  At the same time, the Partnership engaged Dr. Priscilla Burnham Riosa of Brock University to conduct a quantitative survey of YR families, individuals with ASD and professions about what they found important, and how easy/difficult is was to obtain important services, and the barriers to obtaining these services.  In the findings, the qualitative content is referred to as the “interviews”.  The quantitative results are referred to as ‘our survey’.  Other research is also referenced where appropriate.

York ASD Partnership Planning Day~ May 29, 2017 (Word doc, 2 pgs with links to speaker slides & videos; May 29, 2017)

York ASD Partnership Needs Assessment Results  (pdf, 31 pgs, May, 2017)

York ASD Partnership Strategic Planning Journey
Presentation to MCYS / MCSS Regional Office, Newmarket (10-slide ppt, April 6, 2017)

Autism Spectrum Disorder Indicators for School-Aged Children (4 pg pdf, Jan 2016)

The York ASD Partnership Experience: A Guide to Innovative Community Systems Change (website, April 2015)
After 9 years of planning, collaboration, training and systems change the York ASD Partnership has documented our history, progress, elements of success, learning and future goals in a dynamic, multi-media website www.yorkasdmodel.org Official Launch was April 2, 2015 ~ World Autism Awareness Day

Physician’s Referral Guide to ASD Access Pathway in York Region (Nov 2014)
Download as Physician’s Referral Guide (jpg) or Physician’s Referral Guide (pdf)
For more diagnostic resources from partner agencies please go to our Physicians Support Work Group page

New Diagnosis – How to Access Autism Services in York Region (Dec 2014)
Intake Workers Bookmark (pdf)
Developed by our Mapping & Pathways Work Group, this bookmark is simple to use and guides families with a new diagnosis to determine the most appropriate and efficient access point for services and supports. Also an invaluable tool for agency intake workers.

Transition Planning
Thinking About Transitions? tri-fold brochure (Dec 2014)
Transition to Adulthood (e-version, Dec 2014)
Transition to Adulthood checklist (6 pg pdf, Dec 2014)
For more resources from our Partner agencies, please go to our Transitions Work Group page

General Info Bookmark (Dec 2014)
General Info Bookmark (jpg) General Info Bookmark (pdf)
(content front) What is ASD? What Causes ASD? How many people in York Region have ASD?
(content back) About the York ASD Partnership, our Goals, Plan, Future & Contact info

York ASD Partnership: Our Strategic Plan


COURSES / TRAINING VIMEOS

Suicide Prevention and Intervention – Adaptations for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The York ASD Partnership and the Mental Health Collaborative are pleased to offer this unique training program for trained Suicide Interventionists.

These 9 modules will offer those already trained as interveners for suicide prevention (ASIST or equivalent) a greater understanding of the unique needs and learning styles of individuals with ASD as well as strategies to adapt existing intervention programs to better meet these needs.

Click on this link and enter the password Prevention to access the 9 modules “ASD and Suicide Prevention: Understanding ASD and Strategies to Enhance Intervention”

Best Practice Guidelines for Assessment and Management of Risk of Suicide in York Region (Word doc, 12 pgs; November 2017)

This Best Practice Guide is intended to help standardize suicide risk assessment and safety planning practices across York Region’s child, youth and family serving organizations. York Region Mental Health Collaborative & York ASD Partnership Crisis Intervention Suicide Prevention Committee, 2017


“UNDERSTANDING ASD for MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS” delivered January 9, February 6 and March 6, 2015

Online modules from this 3-day training course will be hosted on the CTN website