Outside Winnipeg

 Preschool Programs

Both Autism Outreach and St. Amant’s ABA program serve Manitobans outside of Winnipeg.

You can read summaries of these programs here.


Information and Support Groups

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 them at:  southcentralasd@gmail.com, or connect via their Facebook group.

Westman Autism Support Group (Brandon)

The Westman Autism Parent Support Group consists of families from the Westman region who are raising a child/children with Autism.

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

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 or  on the ASM website www.autismmanitoba.com

H.A.L.E. Autism

H.A.L.E is an acronym for Help Autism Live Everywhere. It is a Selkirk family business run by Kristian Hooker. The objective of H.A.L.E Autism is to spread awareness and acceptance of Autism in communities.

They provide 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
  • Living Life Lessons
  • Group Stepping Stones Triple P
  • Parent Support Groups
  • PATH and MAPS
  • Tutoring

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.

Roads to Rhythm Music Therapy

Roads to Rhythm Music Therapy offers services in the Brandon area and beyond.


Additional Family Resources

SSCY Family Resource Centre

The SSCY Family Resource Centre collects 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.

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

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.

Open Access Resource Centre

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

Provides communication supports for children with speech delays in Manitoba.  Families can request that equipment be shipped to places outside of Winnipeg.

Mental Health Education Resource Centre of Manitoba

Phone: 204-942-6568
Toll Free: 1-855-942-6568
E-Mail: info@mherc.mb.ca

Autism is not necessarily accompanied by mental health concerns, but for those of you who might find this resource helpful, the Mental Health Education Resource Centre (MHERC) has a lots of VERY up-to-date resources on mental health and mental illness, all of which are free to borrow for anyone in the province.

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