Manitoba Autism Organizations

Advocacy and Family Support

Autism Society of Manitoba

825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1M5
Phone: (204) 783-9563

Autism Society Manitoba Inc. is dedicated to the promotion of quality of life for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.  The website contains links to activities and resources, as well as more general information.

Asperger Manitoba Inc.

Asperger Manitoba Inc. (AMI) works to support increased awareness, understanding and ongoing supports, specific to the needs of adults and children with Asperger Syndrome living and working successfully within the community, and their families.

Current activities include a facilitated Peer Support Group for adults with Asperger Syndrome and an informal support group for parents of adults with this diagnosis.  AMI also provides limited direct support to individuals and their families as well as information sessions to organizations and groups supporting them.

Canadian Autistics United – Winnipeg Chapter

Facebook: @cauwinnipeg
Email: cauwinnipeg@gmail.com

Canadian Autistics United is a grassroots, Autistic-led organization dedicated to improving the lives of Autistic Canadians through self-advocacy.

Community Living Manitoba

#6 – 120 Maryland Street, Winnipeg, MB R3G 1L1
Phone: 204-786-1607
email: aclmb@aclmb.ca

Community Living Manitoba is dedicated to the full inclusion of persons of all ages who live with an intellectual disability.  They categorize their advocacy work under three pillars; family engagement, inclusive education and inclusive employment.

Inclusion Winnipeg

1 – 120 Maryland Street Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3G 1L1
Phone: (204) 786-1414
email: info@inclusionwinnipeg.org

Serving the city of Winnipeg and surrounding area, Inclusion Winnipeg is a registered charity which, for almost 60 years, has been dedicated to making life better for children and adults living with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  We do this by connecting people, assisting their families to navigate systems and leading the way in advancing their human rights.  Inclusion Winnipeg provides both advocacy supports and recreational programs.

Autism Portage

Autism Portage runs parent support groups and offers information for people living in the Portage La Prairie area.

South Central ASD

Bringing support and awareness to the Pembina Valley and surrounding areas. They hold parent support meetings on the third Tuesday of every month at
Boundary Trails.
email:  southcentralasd@gmail.com, or connect via their Facebook group.

Westman Autism Support Group (Brandon)

Contact: Sheila Deacon
Email: shdeacon@westman.wave.ca
Phone: 204-727-4868

The Westman Autism Parent Support Group is a support group for families from the Westman region who are raising a child/children with Autism.

South Central ASD Parent Support Group

The South Central ASD Parent  Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Boundary Trails Health Centre (between Winkler and Morden). You can find them on Facebook.

Autism Winnipeg PACE

PACE is a support group offering a variety of social opportunities for kids with autism and their parents.  PACE also organizes a walk at the provincial legislature each April.  They can be found on Facebook.

Autism Manitoba: For Parents and Caregivers

This is a Facebook support group that also offers regular coffee nights.

Services

Specialized Services for Children and Youth (SSCY)

1155 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
Phone: (204) 452-4311

Rehabilitation Centre for Children

The Rehabilitation Centre for Children supports children with special needs in Manitoba and surrounding areas, in reaching their goals and participating in their communities.   The website gives information on services, programs, research, and events.  They periodically offer parent support seminars for children on the autism spectrum.  Upcoming opportunities are posted on their website calendar.

They also modify equipment such as bicycles, swings or chairs to meet the needs of autistic children.

SSCY Family Resource Centre

The SSCY Family Resource Centre is located on the main floor of the SSCY Centre. In this family-friendly space are located harder-to-find resources about special needs and general health issues, including 1400 books, videos and DVDs about specific disabilities or conditions. They are able to mail print and video resources to Manitoba locations outside of Winnipeg. The Take-Out-Toy Services (TOTS) toy lending program is also located in the SSCY Family Resource Centre. TOTS has over 400 toys for use by children with special needs, including electronic, switch-adapted and developmental toys.

For more information, contact:

Collette Wilson
SSCY Family Resource Centre Coordinator

Phone: (204) 453-9820
Email: collettew@rccinc.ca
Website: http://www.sscy.ca/family-resource-centre

Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD)

The Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Outreach Therapy for Children (SMD OTC) provides Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy services to Children in Winnipeg, and Speech-Language Pathology Services to children in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba. Children up to 5 years old receive therapy in their daily environment, such as their home, child care centre or nursery school.

H.A.L.E. Autism

H.A.L.E stands for Help Autism Live Everywhere. Based in Selkirk, H.A.L.E Autism provides a variety of services to individuals and families living with autism.  One of the most popular programs is the LEGO Social Skills Groups, and other services include:

  • Social Skills Groups
  • Advocacy
  • Computer Software Training
  • Continuing Education Classes
  • Critical Independent Living Skills for Adults

Check their Facebook page for updates on upcoming events and sessions, follow their weekly posts on Youtube, find course listings at Selkirk Continuing Education, or contact Kristian Hooker at hale.autism@gmail.com with any questions about the services offered.

Open Access Resource Centre

316 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R2H 2A4
Phone: (204)-949-2430

The Open Access Resource Centre (OARC) is committed to improving the lives of Manitobans with speech challenges through the use of communication devices. OARC helps individuals throughout Manitoba receive long-term systems as well as providing the supports needed for successful implementation of a device as a communication tool.

Manitoba Family Services and Labour: Information for Manitobans with Disabilities

This page has links to “Fact Sheets” providing information on the services available to people with disabilities in Manitoba, from early childhood to adulthood.

Children’s Hospital Family Library

Address: CK204 – 840 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1
Phone: (204) 787-1012

A resource centre with books, pamphlets, magazines and videotapes relating to the health of children, available to all citizens of Manitoba. Books circulate for two weeks; videos for two days. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 10 to noon, and 2 to 4 p.m. (Closed weekends and statutory holidays.)  Books can be borrowed via mail.