Aquamarine Blue 5. Dawn Prince-Hugh (2002)

A book edited by Dawn Prince-Hugh, published by Ohio Press is based on the experience of university students with High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. You can obtain more information about the book from

Life Planning for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Judith Greenbaum (2007)

As any parent or caregiver of an individual with developmental disabilities can tell you, planning for the future of an adult with intellectual disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, severe autism, or another such condition requires hard work and good advice. While complete independence and self-reliance is out of reach for many adults with developmental disabilities, a productive, stable, and enjoyable life is certainly possible. But government and private support for parents and disabled individuals is scattered and difficult to negotiate. This book is a comprehensive guide to resources you can use to help an adult child or other individual with developmental disabilities for whom you care.

Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Jed Baker (2006)

Typically, ASD high school graduates are unprepared for the transition to independence. Early, ongoing training in the social skills crucial to establishing successful adult relationships—in college, vocational school, residential living, or on the job—can help. He also guides readers through the legal, financial, educational, vocational, and community resources available after graduation.

The Autism Transition Guide: Planning the Journey from School to Adult Life. Carolyn T. Bruey Mary Beth Urban (2009)

The authors of The Autism Transition Guide know how overwhelming it can be for parents of students on the autism spectrum to think about what will happen when their son or daughter graduates from high school and leaves the familiar supports of special education behind. That's why Bruey and Urban wrote this practical guide to transition planning--a road map for families, educators, counselors, and transition specialists to navigating this crucial, sometimes tricky journey from high school to adult life.TRANSITION SUPPORT PROGRAM PARENT RESOURCES 2 The Autism Transition Guide is a must-have resource for families and professionals, providing ideas and strategies that can be applied to a broad range of individuals on the autism spectrum--from the college-bound student to the student who requires 24-hour supervision to succeed. No matter what the particular destination may be for your child or student, this guide can help make sure he or she reaches it.

Growing Up on the Spectrum: A Guide to Life, Love, and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger's. Claire LaZebnik and Lynn Kern Koegel (2010)

This book offers the reassurance, solace, and practical solutions that so many people are searching for. Following up on their work in Overcoming Autism, which offered advice for teaching young children on the spectrum, Lynn Koegel and Claire LaZebnik now present strategies for working with teens and young adults living with this complex condition. Addressing universal parental concerns, from first crushes and a changing body to how to succeed in college and beyond, Growing Up on the Spectrum is a beacon of hope and wisdom for parents, therapists, and educators alike.



Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest: Achieving Supported Independence. Nancy Perry (2008)

Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum. Stephen Shore (2004)

Scholars with Autism Achieving Dreams. Lars Perner (2012)

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism & Changed the World. Sy Montgomery (2012)

Consultation & counseling

Web directories

Montreal Families Resource Directory


Giant Steps Resource and Training Centre

Laval Centre of Neuropsychology and Child and Family Psychology


Psychologists, Reisinger, Lisa, PhD

Private practice providing autism assessment. Working with other professionals, Dr. Reisinger can refer to an MD should a medical exam be requested or required. Also provides individual intervention and counselling, and family counselling.

Psychologist, West Island
Private Psychology
 444 Beaconsfield
Blvd, Beaconsfield,
 Tel: 514-293-4463



The Special Needs Planning Guide: How to Prepare for Every Stage in Your Child's Life. John W. Nadworny, Cynthia R. Haddad (2007)

This book is a general guide for helping families plan for two generations (i.e., the financial planning needs of the primary caregiver and the person with disabilities). For some readers, it will relieve their anxieties about planning, and for others it will raise their awareness about the need to plan. Since every family's specific situation is unique, the book is not intended to provide a specific formula for success. However, it bridges the gap between the ultimate vision a family has for their child and the financial realities of making these dreams come true. The structure of the book follows a chronological guideline of the critical transition periods that families face. The book also focuses on identifying and protecting government benefits as well as strategies to supplement government benefits. In addition to the basics of financial planning, the book includes family case studies; sample intent letters, checklists, forms, and other planning tools; a glossary of terms; and resources.



Abaco Inc.


Action Main d'Oeuvre
Centre Miriam
Jewish Employment Montreal (JEM) Workshop

Prêts, Disponibles et Capables (Ready, Willing & Able)


Asperger's on the Job: Must-have Advice for People with Asperger's or High Functioning Autism, and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates. Rudy Simone (2010)

Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook: An Employment Workbook for Adults with Asperger Syndrome: A Workbook for Individuals on the Autistic Spectrum, Their Families and Helping Professionals. Roger N. Meyer (2000)

Conversation Skills On the Job and In the Community: a Curriculum for Adolescents and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Marilyn Banks (2005)

Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. Temple Grandin, Kate Duffy and Tony Attwood (2008)

Different . . . Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD. Temple Grandin, Tony Attwood (2012)

Visual Thinking, Sensory, Careers And Medications. Temple Grandin (2003)

Recreation & Leisure


Atelier D’Artisanat
The Gold Learning and Research Centre

Social skills & personal relationships




60 Social Situations and Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More: Seeing the Big Picture. Lisa A. Timms (2011)

Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome. Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon (2008)

Exploring Bullying with Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Photocopiable Workbook. Anna Tickle and Bettina Stott (2010)

It's Raining Cats and Dogs: An Autism Spectrum Guide to the Confusing World of Idioms, Metaphors and Everyday Expressions. Michael Barton (2011)

Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults. Zosia Zaks and Temple Grandin (2006)

Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum. Wendy Lawson (2004)

Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens & Young Adults. Michelle Garcia Winner, Pamela Crooke (2011)

Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome: A Practical Guide to Day-to-day Life. Nancy J. Patrick (2008)

The New Social Story Book: Illustrated Edition: Teaching Social Skills to Children and Adults with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Other Autism Spectrum Disorders. Carol Gray (2000)

Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships. Temple Grandin, Sean Barron (2004)

Online blogs & communities


Blog articles


Asperger Info
Autism Montreal
Autism Society Canada
Inspirations Newspaper
Wrong Planet

Support Groups

Asperger Syndrome Support Group

Additional resources


Persons with Disabilities Online Canada

Autism Society Canada

Miriam Foundation


A Full Life with Autism: From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence. Chantal Sicile-Kira, Jeremy Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin (2012)

Asperger’s on the Job: Must have advice for people with Asperger’s or high functioning Autism and their employers, educators and advocates. Rudy Simone, forward by Dr. Temple Grandin (2010)

Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know. Ellen S. Heller Korin (2007)

Growing Up on the Spectrum: A Guide to Life, Love, and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger's . Claire LaZebnik, Lynn Kern Koegel (2009)

Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Roadmap. Linda Andron (2001)

Contact us

Aparna Nadig, Associate Professor
The Psychology of Pragmatics Lab
McGill School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
2001 McGill College, Suite 800
Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

Tara Flanagan, Associate Professor
Social Policy, Advocacy, Research, Community (SPARC)
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
McGill University
3700 McTavish Street, MTL, QC, H3A 1Y2

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