We have the expertise and resources to help in many ways.
The ASO ActionLine
A knowledgeable program specialist is available to respond via phone or email to requests for information and to provide guidance on resources and services available throughout the Province of Ontario.
Adult Social Group
Currently Paused Due to COVID-19
The ASO Adult Social Group meets monthly at various locations in the Greater Toronto Area. The focus of the group is socializing, establishing relationships, and enjoying a variety of recreational activities in the community.
ASO Facebook Group
Connect With the ASO Community
A private Facebook Group created for those in the Canadian province of Ontario that are looking for a way to share ideas, meet and interact with others that face similar challenges, and learn more about Level 1 ASD.
Answers to your questions
Got questions related to Level 1 ASD in adults or children, or about getting a diagnosis?
Our comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions is a great starting point to find information on Level 1 ASD.
Improving Public and Professional Awareness of Level 1 ASD
ASO is the only agency in Ontario, Canada that is solely devoted to serving those with Level 1 ASD, their families, and other interested individuals.
We provide educational information and support to individuals with Level 1 ASD, their families, educators, medical and mental health professionals, employers, government agencies and the community, to enable individuals with Level 1 ASD to realize their potential as fully contributing members of their community.
Help the ASO provide the ongoing support that individuals diagnosed with Level 1 ASD and their families require.
Direct feedback from our community.
“I was amazed at the thoroughness of the response I received to my two requests. It was very informative and directed me to many useful resources. It also helped to connect me with other people. I have yet to exhaust all that was given me in such a short time. I was very pleased. thank-you”
“I deeply appreciated the warmth & concern you expressed in your reply to me. Isolated in a rural home with only an ASD affected spouse, ASD affected teen & a globally delayed child for company, well, there is no warmth, concern or reciprocity of emotion. I appreciated yours as no doubt others who contact you do as well. It may seem a small thing to you, but to those of us who are neurotypical living in an ASD world, emotional warmth is not small. So, not only do you & the ASO provide good assistance to families like mine, but your personal warmth gives the extra gift of encouragement. Thank you.”
“You’re incredible. Thank you! I’ll check out the resources you’ve provided. Absolutely, all the areas you suggest are accessible. You’ve provided more reasonable suggestions in your response than any organization, medical provider or website has since I began searching nearly 15 years ago. Thank you.”
Parent to child, partner to spouse diagnosed with Level 1 ASD
“I am a parent trying to process my child’s diagnosis and figure out what environment is best for her. There are so many resources online, but it is so much more helpful to be able to speak to a real-live person and ask questions. The advice that the specialist gave was very practical and focused on what I wanted to know -so much more helpful than 1,000 google searches!!”
“Please continue to provide this service. Parenting a child with Aspergers can be a very isolating experience – it is so helpful to be able to pick up the phone and access a
person – it made me feel like I have
somewhere to turn to during this whole roller coaster parenting journey.”
“We were more than satisfied with the assistance we received. We had been having a terrible time trying to find information regarding assessment of Adult Aspergers, and you really came through for us. In fact, you continued to send us information when anything new came your way that you felt would be of use to us, and both your efforts and the information you provided were much appreciated.”