About Us

Mission

Autism Society Manitoba Inc. is dedicated to the promotion of quality of life for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

Objectives

  • to raise the awareness of the public concerning persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders (“ASD”);
  • to advocate the needs of persons with ASD in the area of community health, education and labour;
  • to foster and encourage the integration of persons with ASD into the community;
  • to act as a resource to parents and interested professionals and organizations;
  • to establish a supportive network for parents/families of persons with ASD;
  • to work with Autism Society Canada to meet the stated objectives;
  • to act as a resource for individuals with ASD

Autism Society Manitoba does not support or endorse one method of intervention or treatment over another. We feel that families and individuals should have the right to access what is appropriate for their individual needs and have access to information on the various programs available.

We welcome and offer our services to all families and individuals regardless of their choice of what works best for them.

There is a common bond for all, which is living with ASD.

We offer many programs and services that will meet the needs of our community.

Autism Manitoba Group
  • parent support groups
  • peer and sibling programs
  • social skill programs
  • family events
  • awareness events such as the annual Autism Awareness Month walkathon
  • annual conferences at member rates
  • educational and in-service programs for schools, support agencies and others
  • printed material such as brochures
  • awareness merchandise
  • monthly rural outreach via MBTelehealth broadcasts from October to June inclusive
  • parent mentor programs
  • lending library of current printed and digital resources relating to ASD
  • assistance to families and individuals on how to navigate the system

Membership is $25.00 per year and is valid until December 31st of any given year
A complementary membership is offered to families who have a child who has recently been diagnosed with ASD.

ASM has a volunteer board of directors that meets throughout the year. We have rural representation in the South East and Northern areas of the Province. At all times, we have at least one adult with an ASD diagnosis on the board.

Once a year, the board of directors meet for a strategic planning session. Ideas, areas of importance, focus and growth are discussed as we work from a list of important items from our members and the community that have been brought forth during the year. We review our PATH and discuss our plans for the upcoming year or two.

ASM is a proud member of Autism Society Canada. We have two representatives from Manitoba on their board, one of whom chairs the Adult Advisory Committee, designed to address the needs of the adult population.

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