On August 7, 2014, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto held a press conference to introduce the Ontario Working Group on Mental Health and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Adults with ASD often struggle with mental health difficulties, which can impact their independence and quality of life. In order to address issues surrounding diagnostic and mental health services for adults with ASD, care providers across Ontario have joined together to form this new working group. Through collaboration of various areas, including mental health services, professional medical groups and autism spectrum organizations, this group aims to better address the unique and complex needs of adults with ASD.
The Ontario Working Group on Mental Health and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder is presently comprised of representatives from the Ontario Medical Association, Geneva Centre for Autism, Autism Ontario, CAMH, the Redpath Centre, University of Toronto, Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Surrey Place Centre, Ontario Association of Social Workers, Association of General Hospital Psychiatric Services, Ontario Hospital Association, North York General Hospital, and College of Family Physicians of Canada.