Autistics United Canada: AU Canada is member organization of the Autistic Advocacy Coalition of Canada and an international affiliate of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network.
A4A Ontario -Autistics for Autistics Ontario (A4A) is a collective of autistic adults advocating for reform to autism funding and services, provincially and federally. We are self-advocates, meaning that neither our parents nor service providers advocate “for” us. We are proudly autistic, united on the issues that impact our community.
Medic Alert Autism Program: Autism isn’t always recognizable to those who don’t know the signs.With MedicAlert protection, there’s an effective way to identify the subscriber, understand how to de-escalate a potentially volatile situation or reunite a lost subscriber with family or caregivers.
Chewigem Canada – A source of sensory friendly items, stim toys and advice.
Tiimo App – a visual planner designed for ND people that actually listens to ND people and is a very active ally to the community.
ASD Therapies and Support – Government of Canada. It’s ableist but they do have some good support in there and offer respite for overwhelmed parents. Please don’t use ABA Therapy or listen to Autism Speaks.
Good Autistic Advocacy Ogranizations vs. Bad Autism “Charities”– article from In The Loop about Neurodiversity.
Screening Tool – The Autism Canada link was removed due to the fact that they were supported by the Light It Up Blue campaign (Autism Speaks). However the screening tool is useful for those seeking diagnosis so I will leave that link here.
Autistamatic – YouTube videos that are well researched.
Autistic, Typing – They also have a Facebook page and they are a great source of knowledge.
Fierce Autie– Aviva Seigler is the executive director at Autistic Inclusive Meets USA and a website editor for Autistic Inclusive Meets. She is a writer, an activist, and an advocate. She is an LGBTQ+ autistic from South Florida, is married to a very supportive husband, and has seven childre
Neurodivergent Rebel– Lyric (the human formerly known as Christa) Holmans, an autistic self-advocate from Texas, runs the the internationally recognized neurodiversity lifestyle blog Neurodivergent Rebel. They also manage Neurodivergent Consulting.
Sinneave Family Foundation was removed as they partner with Autism Speaks and are Pro ABA Therapy.
The Girl With The Curly Hair: The Curly Hair Project is a social enterprise that supports people on the autistic spectrum and the people around them, founded by autistic author Alis Rowe. We use cool things like animated films, comic strips and diagrams to make our work interesting and easy to understand!
Lily Spectrum : Comics in both English and French about Autism in females by an Autistic female.
Not An Autism Mom– Meghan Ashburn is an educational consultant, professional development facilitator, and writer. She’s passionate about helping teachers, schools, and districts create more inclusive and accessible environments for children. This type of change doesn’t come easily. It takes learning and unlearning. It takes planning and intent. It takes vision and innovation.
Autistic Self Advocacy Network -The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the autistic community, advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power. Our staff work to advance civil rights, support self-advocacy in all its forms, and improve public perceptions of autism. ASAN’s members and supporters include autistic adults and youth, cross-disability advocates, and non-autistic family members, professionals, educators, and friends.