New Library Partnership Program Helps Connect Caregivers To Autism Resources/Information

Haldimand County Public Library has embarked on a new partnership with Autism Ontario to help caregivers of children access resources and navigate the new Ontario Autism Program. Information sessions will be held by Autism Ontario staff at both Dunnville and Caledonia library branches this fall.

Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the province’s leading source of information and referral on autism and is one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. It is a registered charitable organization dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day challenges faces by individuals & their families.

As services for individuals with autism are changing, Autism Ontario has instated the Service Navigation Program to provide system navigation supports to families who are interested in accessing the province’s new Ontario Autism Program (OAP) and Childhood Budgets.

A free information session for parents about the new OAP will be presented by an Autism Ontario service navigator at the Caledonia Library in October and the Dunnville Library in November.

Caledonia Library – Ontario Autism Program & Childhood Budgets Information Session
100 Haddington St, Caledonia
Wednesday, October 23
1 to 3pm OR 5 to 7pm

Dunnville Library – Ontario Autism Program & Childhood Budgets Information Session
317 Chestnut St, Dunnville
Thursday, November 21
1 to 3pm OR 5 to 7pm

The information session is intended for parents only. Registration may be completed online via the Autism Ontario website.

For more information about this and other Haldimand County Public Library programs, visit the Library’s website, follow along on Facebook or call/visit any local branch.