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2014 Family Weekend at Great Wolf Lodge - Niagara Falls, ON

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Link to Idea FormPlease send us your activity idea now!

It is time to send us your ideas! August 1st is the deadline for events to take place in October, November, and December of this year. What activities do your children enjoy? What guest speakers do you want to hear? What do you want to learn more about?

The link for the Idea Form is below. Feel free to fill it out and return it. Or, simply send me your idea and I can take it from there.

Over the past year Autism Ontario Kingston, in partnership with the Potential Programme, has offered a variety of activities. The common goal for the majority of these activities has been to provide a social learning opportunity. Some activities have been more successful, and had a better turn-out, than others. This is to be expected. As Potential Programme funds are provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth, how the funds are spent and the number of individuals with ASD and their families supported must be reported back.

Further, for some activities, arranging volunteers to work at “registration” and open and close the building has been a challenge.

For future activities and events, minimum numbers of participants and volunteers will be required in order to offer the event. We understand things happen, so if you sign up for an event, and are not able to attend, even if it is the day of the event, please let us know.

Thank you Rachel & Patti

Link to Idea Form

   Posted July 24, 2014
for more informationPotential Programme

The Potential Programme directly supports all Ontario families, parents, children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through greater access to ASD experts and supportive community-based learning opportunities for children with ASD.

For further information for this region, please contact Orlana, Family Support Coordinator (613-507-7896 ext 502 or, or Rachel, Community Events Coordinator (613-507-7896 ext 503 or

For information and the link to register for any of the events in the East and Southeast regions, please visit If you have any questions, ideas for speakers, workshops or social activities, please contact Rachel or Patti at the office.

for more information

   Posted July 24, 2014
Programme Potentiel

Le programme Potentiel a été mis sur pied dans le but de fournir un soutien direct aux enfants, aux familles et aux parents d’enfants ayant un trouble du spectre de l’autisme (TSA). Ce programme leur facilite l’accès aux spécialistes des TSA dans leurs collectivités respectives et les aide a y susciter des occasions d’apprentissage stimulantes pour leurs enfants.

Pour de plus amples reseignments, beuillez vous adresser au Orlana, coordonnatrice des services de soutien aux familles (613-507-7896 poste 502 ou, ou Yvonne, Superviseure des événements communautaire francophones. Elle peut être contactée au 1-800-472-7789 poste 240 ou à

Appelez-nous ou envoyez-nous un courriel pour nous faire part de vos ididées pour les noms de conférenciers spécialisés, des thèmes d’ateliers ou des occasions d’apprentissage social qui pourraient vous intéresser dans votre communauté. lien pour le fiche d'idée

   Posted July 24, 2014
for more informationFor Adults with Aspergers and Autism

Adult Support Group (Co-Ed) meets monthly and plans activities based on members' preferences.

We would like to start a Women's Support Group, if there is enough interest.

Please contact the office for more information and the date of the next meetings.

We are collecting information to create A Guide to Community Services in KFL&A for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Submissions welcome from any relevant organization or business. Thank you! for more information

   Posted July 22, 2014
Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers wanted!
In order to offer our various programs, we need your help!

We welcome both occasional and long-term volunteers. Please contact the office to find out how you can get involved in preparation for or at any of the following:
-Childcare for Family Support Meetings (3rd Tuesday of each month)
-Contact local businesses as we are looking for participants for our Job Fair for youth and adults with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome. Date to be set. (Flexible)
-Gardening Club (Sunday mornings June 22 to Labour Day, except for long weekends, 10-11:30am). This would be shared with a number of other volunteers so we are asking for one Sunday per month. The planting is done, so we are weeding and watering and enjoying being outside!

If you are interested in any of the above, please contact Rachel or Patti and we can connect. Thank you in advance for your support!

   Posted May 22, 2014
first movieSpring 2014 Building Club

Spring Building Club participants worked together to make a stop motion video and it is ready to watch!
first movie

   Posted May 16, 2014
Spring Building Club #2

As this is the easiest way to post the links on our home page, below is the second one. Enjoy! second link to movie

   Posted May 16, 2014
for more information about all events and workshopsWhat's Happening...

Click below for more information and links to register (when available) on the listed workshops and events.

Unless otherwise indicated, all activites take place at our office at Extend-A-Family Kingston, 361 Montreal Street. Enter by the Bagot Street door, at the back of the building.

As they are set up, additional registration links will be posted (click link below then scroll through the activity listing for registration links).

July 13 and most Sundays until Labour Day, 10-11:30am:Gardening Club. The planting is done, so bring a watering can and join us. Cut & paste this link for information or to register:

August 6, 12:30–1:30pm: Webinar: Everyday ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) with Leslie Cohen. Cut & paste this link for information or to register:
August 11, 7:30-9pm: An Evening with Daniel Tammet & Panel Discussion, Agudath Israel Congregation, 1400 Coldrey Ave., Ottawa ON. Mr. Tammet is a writer & essayist (‘Born On A Blue Day’, about his childhood with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome, ‘Embracing the Wide Sky’ & ‘Thinking in Numbers’). Cut & paste this link for information or to register:
August 19, 6:30-7:30 pm : Family Support Meeting: Communication Supports Make & Take – Create personalized communication supports, visual schedules, power cards or social scripts to help with life challenges, such as back-to-school.
August 23: Emma Nicole Golf Tournament in support of Autism Ontario Kingston at Amherstview Golf Course. To register, donate or get more information, contact Greg at 613-453-4234.
August 24: Surf/Stand Up Paddling Camp at the Balmy Beach Club in Toronto. There will be 130 spots available. To register:

September 16, 6:30-7:30 pm : Family Support Meeting

October 9 & 10:Changing the Course of Autism Conference/webcast, Burlington ON. For information or to register:
October 21, 6:30-7:30 pm : Family Support Meeting
October 21, in the evening: “Does this make my Asperger’s look big?” Michael McCreary’s Cross Canada Tour at Duncan McArthur Hall. To learn more, go to

November 18, 6:30-7:30 pm : Family Support Meeting

December 16, 6:30-7:30 pm : Family Support Meeting

We welcome information about other events and workshops for posting. for more information about all events and workshops

   Posted April 8, 2014
Community Programs & Messages

Use this link to see more information about on-going community programs and messages (listed as they are received/updated):

Canadian Mental Health Association Kingston Branch is moving to 400 Elliot Avenue, Unit 4, Kingston as of July 1st, with the email, phone and fax numbers staying the same.

Please contact Karen for the Extend-A-Family Summer registration form. Please make sure to bring the registration and payment to the front office at 361 Montreal Street. We are open from 8:30 to 4:00 and closed between 12 and 1 Monday to Friday.
(T) 613-544-8939 X231

Music Mates Singing & Signing, Social Singing and Teen & Young Adult Jam registration & info:

Special Olympics programs for children (2 years and up):

Frontenac Community Mental Health & Addiction Services offers a 12-week psycho-educational social skills training group. Contact Debi at 544-1356 x2241 or

K3C: Women's Group for more information

   Posted August 21, 2013

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