Families of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often limit their participation in social activities, or choose not to participate at all, because their community lacks the kind of supportive environment that would enable them to enjoy experiences that other families find easier to access.
Many families affected by ASD also seek specialized programming for their children, such as social skills groups or sibling support groups, but quickly discover that availability is limited. By establishing Social Learning Opportunities (SLOs), Autism Ontario is able to respond to some of these challenges.
Community Events Coordinators
Community Events Coordinators (CECs) plan, coordinate, and implement events such as Social Learning Opportunities (SLOs) and workshops for children and youth with autism, their families, and professionals who interact with them. CECs work collaboratively with the Family Support Coordinators (FSCs) to research topics related to ASD, acquire an understanding of family needs, and give input into ways to meet those needs.