The Autism Resource Program is a home-based consultation and resource program designed to support families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  A thorough assessment is completed to determine the child/family’s needs and strengths in order to link families to appropriate services, supports and resources.  The program provides psycho-education, support, coaching and resources to families, extended families, and other significant people in the life of the child with autism.  Workers help to develop and introduce resources such as visual schedules, social stories, and other appropriate tools and strategies.  Additionally, the program works to support the generalization of skills acquired by the child in other programs/environments (ABA, IBI) to the home environment.  Support is also offered to children/youth and their families during periods of transition (during engagement and discharge from clinical programs; as youth transitions to adult services etc.).  Service plans are developed with each family and are re-evaluated and updated on a regular basis.

Eligibility for this program includes children and youth who have a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and who are between the ages of 0-21 years (youth over the age of 18 must be actively attending school or a training program).  Service users must reside in the Districts of Cochrane and/or Timiskaming.

Access to this program is initiated through a referral made directly to NEOFACS by contacting an Intake worker.