As an adult on the autism spectrum you may wonder what will happen after your parent support network is no longer available to you. Parents also wonder about how their autistic adult will manage when they are no longer able to act in a supportive role. In this section you will find information for both autistic adults and parents to begin to explore these longer term considerations.

This 2017 discussion paper prepared for Autism Society Alberta (ASA) reflects input from thirty-four stakeholders from the Alberta adult disability community.

Discussion Paper: Who Will Take Care of our Kids (When We No Longer Can)?

This presentation was provided to an audience of parents. While parents are the main audience, the information would also be relevant for interested autistic adults.

Trista Carey, a partner from the law offices of Schnell, Hardy and Jones, LLP in Alberta presents on the subject of “Estate Planning for Families of Special Needs Children”. This is a comprehensive review of important aspects of estate planning including; power of attorney, personal directive, wills, guardianship, trusts, and the Henson Trust.

Click here to access the PDF version.


The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a long-term savings plan to help Canadians with disabilities and their families save for the future.

With an RDSP, you may be eligible for government grants and bonds to help with your long-term savings. Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) Institute is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver B.C. created to provide families and professionals across Canada with the most accurate and up-to-date information on the RDSP.

Click here or on the image below to read more about RDSP on the PLAN Institute website.