TPASN (Thorncliffe Park Autism Support Network) is a community-based grassroots founded in 2018 by the parents of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. It's became a non-profit organization in 2020 and is providing free community based, family-oriented integrated services in the East York area for children and youth with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders and their families. Our goal is to make our communities more accessible so our children and their families can participate in all the events equally; empowering parents with advocacy skills; provide meaningful activities, programs and summer camp for the children of all abilities. We also conduct many charitable activities such as distributing food hampers during pandemic, distributing educational and recreational activities to the families who otherwise cannot afford it, organizing free field trips to Ontario Science centre, cinema and other learning and entertaining sites.
- Providing free consultation for families and individuals. Newcomer services: intake, resource sharing, support in navigating available developmental services.
- Providing free educational support for children 0-18 years-old, through art and craft programs, physical activities, spiral movement program, floor time activities. Set the early years intervention as a priority.
- Provide families with training in parenting and advocacy skills.
- Consistently advocate and bring public awareness about inclusion, equity and empathy.
- Establish new approach to a specific therapy which has multidisciplinary application. Creating own methodology of working with the people (young and adults) with disability.
- Providing free training in Life skills for adults with special needs to increase their confidence and encouraging independent living.
- Establish collaboration with different agencies in order to improve and enhance developmental services.