Education & Training

Online Training Modules

This collection of online training is made available through the York ASD Partnership and the Children’s Treatment Network Community Learning Library.

Please click the training title to obtain more details about the content and registration information.

Research & Data

The York ASD Partnership is committed to ensuring that the work of group makes a significant and positive difference in the lives of individuals with ASD and their parents/caregivers and families. To accomplish this the Evaluation and Measurement Committee has been established.

Evaluation and Measurement Committee:

Champion(s): Neil Walker, Project Manager, Janette Seymour, Assistant Project Manager

Partners: York University (Jonathan Weiss), Brock University (Priscilla Burnham Riosa) Autism Ontario (TBD)

Objectives:

  • Implement the Services Availability and Need Survey (every 2 years)
  • Identify and adapt Quality of LIfe Survey and Family Stress Survey for Individuals with ASD and their families
  • Report results to Steering Committee

“Ready 2 Work” Research Study

Champion: Dr. Priscilla Burnham Riosa, Brock University

Task Group: Research Team:
Brock University: Priscilla Burnham Riosa, Courtney Bishop (PhD student), Lisa Whittingham (PhD student), Jean Phan (MA student), Rebecca Ensor (MA graduate), Brynn Jichici (MA student)
McMaster University: Briano DiRezze
ISAND: Wendy Roberts
York ASD Partnership: Neil Walker, Janette Seymour

Objective(s):

Development of a user-informed online platform to support the employment and vocational readiness needs of job seekers with autism and their support systems.

Deliverable(s):

  1. Phase 1 – Focus groups with stakeholders to determine online employment needs. Focus groups were conducted with 29 parents, self-advocates and professionals regarding the employments readiness needs of job seekers with ASD amenable to an online platform. Qualitative date evaluated via thematic analysis.
  2. Phase 2 – Website development and pilot testing in progress. Website planning/wireframing and general website conceptualization underway; back-end server decision waiting for phase 2 ethics approval to execute.
  3. Phase 3 – Website refinement with participant feedback – upcoming.

Key Measurement and Trends:

  • Qualitative data collected and analyzed from focus groups to inform website development.
  • Survey to be administered (pending ethics clearances) to Phase 2 & 3 participants to assess website usability and performance.
  • Website to be developed and tested (Phases 2 & 3).

Crisis Prevention & Intervention

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.

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