Trait d’Union Outaouais Inc. (TUOI) provides services to three types of clients:
TUOI is first and foremost dedicated to individuals who are autistic or with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It also provides services to individuals who received a diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), such as Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), and others
To do this, TUOI implements:
- A structured approach based on recognized educational models;
- Individualized intervention methods and adapted tools;
- Social and community integration in an environment optimized for normalization;
- Active parent participation in the life of their child and decisions concerning them;
- An approach based on joint actions, partnership and complementarity of resources.
To learn more about becoming a Member Family or Autistic Member (16+), please refer to our eligibility criteria.
Parents and families of autistic individuals
Parents of autistic individuals who join TUOI as a member can access a range of services for their child and their family.
TUOI aims to provide quality services to member families by suggesting useful tools, providing respite and meaningful activities, and working with families to support their child’s potential.
To learn more about becoming a Member Family, please refer to our eligibility criteria.
Field workers and community members
TUOI organizes a number of awareness events aimed at the community. Two great examples are our Autism Awareness Month and Autism Walk. (link in french only)
The organization also provides services and educational materials to field workers and community members to support their efforts for inclusion of autistic individuals.
Our awareness programs and lending library help field workers and community members to increase their knowledge of autism and better adapt their interactions and interventions. This way, anyone can become “autism-friendly”.
To learn more about becoming a Supporting or Corporate Member, please refer to our eligibility criteria.