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Resources

Getting Ready for Your Appointment

We know that going to new places, and meeting new people, can cause worry and stress.  Read one of these stories ahead of your visit, at a time when your child is calm and attentive.  Together you will see photos of our offices, learn about some activities, and see other children having fun here.  The story can help you and your child get familiar with ISAND.  Read it a few times before you come, and talk about what might happen during the visit.  It helps to know more ahead of the appointment, and then the new things do not seem so scary!

If you haven’t contacted us already, start by sending us an Intake Form.
To find out more, visit our Team page to meet our staff members.

To learn about how social narratives can help your child make sense of new experiences, click here: https://autismcanada.org/living-with-autism/treatments/non-medical/communication/social-stories/.

To create your own social narratives, visit: https://www.autismspeaks.ca/science-services-resources/resources/templates-for-personalized-teaching-stories/.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

What is Autism?

16 Early Signs of Autism by 16 Months

Amazing Things Happen – by Alexander Amelines

What it feels like to be autistic – Temple Grandin

Autism — what we know (and what we don’t know yet) | Wendy Chung

The world needs all kinds of minds – Temple Grandin

Community Resources

Autism Ontario

Autism Ontario is a charitable organization with a 46-year history of representing the thousands of people on the autism spectrum and their families across Ontario. Made up of knowledgeable parents, professionals, and autistic self-advocates, Autism Ontario is the province’s leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community.
The Autism Ontario website contains a vast collection of autism-related resources, including basic information, advocacy tool-kits, deep dives into specific topics, expert-led webinars, and access to autism professionals across Ontario.

Pediatric Dentistry at Holland Bloorview

Pediatric dentistry at Holland Bloorview provides general dental services, including cleanings and fillings, to children and young adults (ages birth to 22 years) with disabilities and/or complex medical needs, including autism spectrum disorder and anxiety.
In some cases, clients may be eligible for treatment under general anesthesia.
Their services are also offered to siblings of clients.

For more information about Holland Bloorview’s dental services, including their Cleft Lip and Palate/ Craniofacial Dental Program, visit www.hollandbloorview.ca/dentalservices.