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Annual Overnight Camp 2020

Online registration opens 9am March 9th and closes at 4pm March 20th. Registration is accepted on a “first come, first serve bases”. Priority will be given to families living in the region with acceptance of families from outside the region dependant on availability. Membership Fee (due April 1, 2020) must be up to date to successfully register. You can update your membership now at by clicking HERE Transportation to and from overnight camp is the responsibility of each family. As this is a family camp, we encourage siblings to join. However, please remember that parents/caregivers are responsible for the supervision safety and well-being of all participants that attend with them. All registered families will be contacted by April 10th,2020. To register in Eastern please click HERE To register in South Central please click HERE To register in Western please click HERE  




Raise Your Hand: NL Election 2019 Resources

Issues That Matter On Thursday May 16, 2019 Newfoundlanders & Labradorians head to the polls for a provincial election. Each of us has the choice to support representatives we believe will help make the best decisions for our province. This includes decisions about how our province supports people on the autism spectrum and their families. You may be interested in starting a conversation with your local candidate to gauge their understanding and support for issues that matter to the autism community. Our 2018 Position Statement Booklet may help guide your conversations and questions. Letters to Leaders Letter to Leader Dwight Ball Liberal Response Letter to Autism Society, NL Letter to Leader Ches Crosbie PC Response Letter to Autism Society, NL  Letter to Leader Allison Coffin NDP Response Letter to Autism Society, NL Our Downloadable Resources Download our Position Statement Booklet (PDF) Candidate Question Guide Election Resources Liberal Party Platform Progressive […]


ASNL Operations are Unsustainable

Program, Service and Staff Cuts Coming at Autism Society NL Autism Society, Newfoundland & Labrador (ASNL), cannot sustain present operations with current revenue streams. Government itself is in a difficult financial situation and seems unable to increase the annual core fund, which provides 50% of ASNL’s budget. Government has helped reduce past deficits, streamlined some ASNL operations and just recently provided rent-free space for ASNL’s South-Central Regional Office in Grand Falls-Windsor. ASNL’s fundraised revenue provides the other 50% of budgeted funds. However, that fundraised revenue has dropped 50% annually ($300,000) since 2016. That annual $300,000 deficit, driven by the province’s economic downturn, is crippling ASNL since 2016. ASNL provides critical supports – social programs for children, youth and adults; navigation help for families; community engagement; advocacy; and job readiness/employment programs – for those on the spectrum and their families. NL has the highest incidence rate for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) […]