Our Work

Remarkable Achievements

The York ASD Partnership member organizations have maintained their commitment to work together to enhance the system of supports for people with ASD and their families in York Region for over 10 years. Over this period the York ASD Partnership has received over $340,000.00 in grants for ASD targeted projects. Voluntary annual member contributions have facilitated the project management needed to achieve the many system improvements that the York ASD Partnership has made in York Region. These include the following:

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Our Journey

2012

Training/certification for all agency intake workers.

2013

A simplified, coordinated access system that identifies four key gateways to service which ensure registration on a shared electronic record that is accessible by all service providers.

2014

An ASD service data-base housed at 211.

2014

Training in ASD for Adult's and Children's Mental Health professionals.

2014

Transition planning guides and tools.

2015

An assessment and screening best practice protocol.

2015

ASIST Train the Trainer training.

2015

Environmental scan on teenage suicide and crisis prevention services.

2015

Support to other communities by documenting and publishing The York ASD Model of Community Systems Change on-line.

2015

The distribution of Physician Referral Desk Reference cards to every physician in York Region.

2016

An ASD Indicators for School Aged Children tool.

2016

ASD sensitivity training for suicide interventionists

2016

ASD Summits.

2017

Collaborative agency problem solving.

2017

Free On-line training modules ASD & Mental Health, Intro to ASD, ASD Sensitive Suicide Intervention.

2018

A comprehensive strategic plan identifying 20 initiatives targeting supports for people with ASD of all ages in York Region.

2018

ASD Assisting in a Crisis wallet card.

2018

ASD and system change awareness.

2018

Recommendations for ASD accommodations submitted to CMHA for inclusion in the York Region Crisis Hub proposal to the Ministry of Health.

2019

A pilot project and access stream for transitioning from secondary school to structured day supports.

2019

Coordinated promotion and delivery of Parent and other Caregiver Resilience building services.

2019

Research on strengthening transitions to adulthood via York University.

2019

York Region ASD Simplified Access to Service Map 2020.

2020

An on-line vocational assessment tool for people with ASD is in development.

2020

Caring for Your Patient with ASD Resource - a tip sheet for medical professionals.

2020

Development of Post Diagnosis Information Tool for families of newly diagnosed people with ASD.

2020

Disability Tax Credit Application Tips for People with ASD.

2020

University of Wisconsin Transitioning Together Program brought to York Region Facilitators trained followed by program delivery for youth and adults with ASD and their families.

2021

Research on outcomes of Transitioning Together program via Brock University.

2021

The rebuild of a resourceful York ASD Partnership website.

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