Ontario Collection

AIDE Canada
AIDE and partners have created many toolkits, webinars and infographics covering a wide range of topics for the autism and/or intellectual disability community. From education, to housing and beyond specifically for Ontario, it's here.

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Provincial Pages: Introducing Ontario

AIDE Canada would like to present one in a series of resource packages, this one focusing on Ontario.





Scroll to the Ontario section of this toolkit to learn about the education supports and services available in Ontario for students in elementary school and high school.

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This page offers a comprehensive look at the autism-related funding, services and support provided by each provincial and territorial government in Canada. Scroll to the Ontario section to find the programs available to you.


This toolkit inventories the autism-related funding, services and support provided by the provincial and territorial governments for individuals older than 18 in Ontario.


This toolkit provides an overview of financial assistance available to eligible post-secondary students through their respective provincial, territorial and/or federal government. All 13 Provinces and territories in Canada are discussed. This resource was developed in partnership with the Pacific Autism Family Network. Click to find out about Ontario Grant and National funding options.


This clickable infographic can help you find the government college and university funding programs in your area.


This clickable infographic outlines post-secondary education supports that are available in every province and territory in Canada. You can also click to link to federal post-secondary education supports

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Government Supports


This clickable infographic lists the disability supports available for persons 18 years or older in Ontario


A list of resources about all the funding options available to families in Toronto, Ontario, and federally. Information for each option is clearly described with eligibility criteria and contact information provided.


Answers to many common questions about the Registered Disability Savings Plan. Learn who is eligible, how to contribute and how the savings can be used.

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Health and Wellbeing


Adults with developmental disabilities may have complex care needs. This study examined their health outcomes.


This Toolkit review summarizes social skills-building resources. It presents an overview of interventional approaches available in Ontario.


This article summarizes a study that examined a researchers-created resource describing the health and healthcare of people with developmental disabilities in Ontario, Canada. Details on the health of this population are explored.

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Your Rights


Adults living in Canada are used to making decisions about their own lives, whether it be where to live, what to eat, what to wear, or how to spend their money. Canadians understand free decision-making to be one of our basic rights. People with disabilities are no exception. Look at the table at the end of this toolkit to learn more about rules applicable in Ontario.


Generally speaking, Canadian laws presume that people living with disability are capable of making their own decisions, just like everyone else. However, there are laws that limit legal decision-making for some people and in some situations. This toolkit is designed to help individuals with intellectual disability, and their family members, understand how consent and capacity laws in Canada work. Using case studies, the toolkits works through a series of questions that can help you determine whether you or a family member would be considered capable of making a specific decision. This resource was developed in partnership with Pooran Law and Autism Ontario.


Estate planning involves the management of your affairs in the case of your death or incapacity. The development of an estate plan may include preparing a Will and Powers of Attorney, making choices about how you own property, making gifts or loans during your lifetime, and implementing tax planning strategies.


We are pleased to welcome PooranLaw’s Managing Partner Brendon Pooran, to share insights on preparing wills, establishing Henson Trusts, creating Powers of Attorney, developing tax planning strategies and the overall impact on social benefits.

During this virtual session, Brendon will walk you through the necessary arrangements to ensure your priorities and objectives are respected and carried out to the benefit of your family members and loved ones – particularly those living with a disability.

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This toolkit outlines one mother's quest for resources and activities for her son with autism at no or little cost. She outlines her strategy, and many helpful ideas are offered for finding enjoyable and educational resources.

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This Toolkit offers an overview of supported housing options for autistic individuals and/or individuals with intellectual disability, along with examples of resources in selected Canadian cities. Five 'styles' or approaches of supported housing are described, along with a rating of estimated levels of support provided, cost and availability of each approach. Scroll to the Toronto section for Ontario specific resources

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