Ontario Adult Autism Research and Support Network - OAARSN

Ontario Adult Autism Research and Support Network

OAARSN offers information and communication tools to connect adults with Autism, family members, caregivers, friends, support workers, teachers, administrators and policymakers. We can all benefit from the opportunities for mutual support and encouragement and the sharing of knowledge and experience. Our efforts to promote positive approaches and best practices in supporting adults with Autism can help all who live and work on the front lines.

Individual and Family Experiences

What is it like to be the parent of an autistic child? 

Two reflections, composed 46 years apart, by Elizabeth Marmura

A Hope That Is Not Conditional – An abbreviated version of a speech to a Conference of Ontario Special Education Teachers in Toronto in 1975.

Looking Back – Reflections in 2021 on the 46 years of Tim’s life since the 1975 speech.

Living in a Complex World – by Gloria Pearson-Vasey

Life Experiences of Adults with Autism

Isaac’s Story – First published on OAARSN in 2001

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