Category: Adults

  • How I’m So Dearly Loved by My Family

    How I’m So Dearly Loved by My Family

    I was born twenty-two years ago to very loving parents. I struggled socially, with emotional regulation and with my physical coordination as a young child. I also struggled with intense interests, repetitive behaviors, stimming, taking things literally, one sided conversations, making blunt statements without realizing they were hurtful, and making eye contact when I was young. My parents […]

  • Meet Marshall with Autism

    Meet Marshall with Autism

    My name is Marshall, I’m 23 years old and was diagnosed with autism at 15. I struggled throughout my childhood living with a single mother that passed away back in 2016. Also was raised on food stamps and child support. Dad was hardly in the picture. In school, I struggled with building friendships with others […]

  • My Late Autism Diagnosis

    My Late Autism Diagnosis

    My name is Ashley. My story is unique in that I was diagnosed with autism later in my life as an adult at the age of 28. I’m currently now 34 years old. Growing up for me had its ups and downs. During school, I was bullied by my peers for having to be in […]

  • Hope

    Hope

    With all the negative stories we hear every day, I wanted to share something I hope makes you smile. I drove with Matthew for the first time. He was in the driver seat, while I was the passenger; what an ironic metaphor for our journey. After gripping the door handle for what seemed like hours, […]

  • My POV On Autism

    My POV On Autism

    My name is Michael Tanzer and I am 26 years old. I have brown hair, hazel eyes, I wear glasses like my parents and I have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I can write and understand in different languages like French, Japanese, German, Spanish, Korean and Hindi. My favourite TV show is South Park, because I […]

  • Meet Sean Sullivan

    Meet Sean Sullivan

    Hi my name is Sean Sullivan, I have Autism, and I am very proud of this fact! I think of my Autism as a gift and super power because I know what it feels like to be rewarded for hard work much more than average and normal people. My Autism has helped me understand others […]

  • Ontario’s First Correctional Facility to Host a Flag-Raising Ceremony

    Ontario’s First Correctional Facility to Host a Flag-Raising Ceremony

    April 2, 2016 was World Autism Day. This year, the South West Detention Centre partnered up with Autism Ontario in order to raise awareness. The Autism Ontario mission is to “ensure that each individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society. A partnership […]

  • The Understanding of Autism

    The Understanding of Autism

      Hello, My name is Lucas Forbes and I am 24 years old. I was diagnosed with autism when I was in primary school and when I found out, life became very difficult for me. Not many people understand autism and they can just see it as bad behaviour. All through my school life I […]

  • Building on Strengths

    Building on Strengths

    I am the parent of a 27 year old young man with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. When he was diagnosed at about the age of 3, it seemed that very few people knew what it was and the information that was available, mostly through books I found in the library, painted a very dire prognosis. […]

  • Wizard Mode

    Wizard Mode

    WIZARD MODE is the story of Robert Gagno as he rises up the ranks of the international pinball circuit while striving to gain his independence and transcend the label of autism. This is a short film version of the debut feature length documentary of the same name. The Wizard Mode team is raising funds through an […]