The Ottawa Autism Roadmap was designed to be a visual tool to help the parents of children who A) suspect autism, or B) have been newly diagnosed. The Roadmap was conceived on pieces of scrap paper at a coffee shop in Ottawa during a conversation between three Moms with young children on the spectrum. We were comparing notes about our experiences and realized that no process existed for parents to follow, at a time when you need a lot direction and guidance.
From the creators of the Ottawa Autism Roadmap. The creators of the roadmap for the Ontario Special Needs Roadmap for school are two special needs parents from Ottawa with young children attending local elementary schools. The inspiration to create the school roadmap came from their own children and from talking to hundreds of parents in our community, online and at support groups.