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The Full Story

Our Programs & Services

As a national organization operating for over 45 years, Autism Canada proudly offers key services, including our Literacy Program, Family Support team, Au-Some Conference, and Search and Rescue for Autism (SARA) — all dedicated to supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum, their families, and caregivers with compassionate information and guidance.


Literacy Program

Autism Canada proudly offers its Literacy Program, designed to promote inclusivity for individuals on the autism spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities. Our program spans Sensory Friendly Event Audits, Accessibility and Safe Spaces consultations in alignment with the Barrier Free Canada Act, Social Awareness Programs, Recognizing Behaviours training for emergency responders, strategies for inclusivity in educational and workplace settings, and more. We're committed to building environments where everyone feels valued and included. To learn more about how we can support your efforts towards a more inclusive community, reach out to us at

Family Support

Understanding autism as a lifelong condition beyond a childhood disorder emphasizes the importance of early assessment and ongoing support. Our Family Support Team is a crucial resource for families navigating the complexities of raising a child on the spectrum, offering essential tools, resources, early intervention strategies, and guidance for initial diagnoses. We provide connections to agencies and organizations that assist with paperwork and services tailored to family and individual needs across all life stages. For dedicated support from childhood through adulthood and senior years, reach out to us at or call 1-800-983-1795.

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Search and Rescue for Autism (SARA)

Search and Rescue for Autism is designed to equip responders in Search & Rescue with specialized training materials while providing the Autism community with essential resources and materials. This initiative addresses the critical issue of individuals on the Autism Spectrum of all ages, who may wander or bolt from safe spaces, often becoming lost. To effectively manage these incidents, responders require specific training for technical response. Additionally, the project aims to provide community members, caregivers, and responders with prevention tools and insights on effective communication during such events.

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