Building Club March 3rd Cancelled

Tonight's Building Club is cancelled due to the weather. Please note, next week, March 10th is the last night for this session.

Thank you.

   Posted March 3, 2015
Chapter News/bulletin de section locale

The February Newsletter is out!

I have finally been able to post the links to the Fall 2014 Stop Motion Videos we did.

Enjoy! Click here

   Posted February 12, 2015
Transition Information Wanted

Students in the Autism & Behavioural Science program at St. Lawrence College are completing a course on Transition Planning which explores some of the issues surrounding transitioning from one setting to another for children with ASD. Transitions include moving from IBI to mainstream school, one grade to another or changing schools.

They are looking to conduct a brief (15 minute) interview with:

1. A parent or guardian of a child who has ASD around some of their experiences regarding transitioning (in progress or completed).
2. An individual with ASD who has experienced a transition in their life that they are willing to discuss.
3. An Educational Staff (Teacher, EA, etc.) on transition planning for children with autism.

The interviews are not to gather specific information about a child/an individual rather the processes and planning involved during a transition. The interview is for the purpose of gaining general information on some of the issues involved in the process and some ways that may help to facilitate a successful transition. All information gathered from the interview will remain confidential and will be used solely for educational purposes.

Anyone who is willing to complete a brief interview regarding their experiences with any sort of transition, please contact the Autism Ontario Kingston Chapter office ( or 613-507-7896) and I will connect you.

   Posted February 10, 2015
to registerASUS Autism Partnership Walk/Run for Autism Ontario Kingston

March 29th 2015: The 1K and 5K Walk/Run are back!

The start/finish is the John Deutsch University Centre at the corner of Union Street and University Avenue, Queen's University.

Click below for links and updates:
to Register - Thanks to the Running Room!
to the pledge sheet - Receipts will be issued for amounts of $20 and up. (coming very soon)

A few more details...
Children and Youth up to age 16 are free.
Registration for Individuals is $25.
The "team" rate is 4 participants for the price of 3 ($75)

Sorry folks, the computer is not cooperating. I will insert all the links as soon as I can.

to register

   Posted February 5, 2015
link to registrationArts on the Spectrum

Autism Ontario Kingston Chapter is pleased to announce

Arts on the Spectrum

Funded by the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area and the McArthur Connidis Arts Fund.

Arts on the Spectrum (Created by Cavelle Macdonell) is for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder of ALL AGES AND ABILITIES. In this pilot project, registration priority is given to individuals with ASD. As class sizes are limited, if space allows, others will be welcome to register.

Classes details are on the registration form (link below). Please rank your class preferences and we will do our best to accommodate everyone. Please return your registration DEADLINE EXTENDED to Tuesday, February 17th. Class placements will be confirmed next week.

Classes will be as follows:

Saturdays (February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28)
"More Than Just a Drawing Class" 11:00 am - noon (FULL, but accepting names on the waiting list)
"Movement Expressions" 12:30 - 1:30 pm
"How You Are Feeling You Can Put Into Music" 2:00 - 3:00 pm (FULL, but accepting names on the waiting list)
"Lily the Fairy" February 21 and March 7 only 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Sundays (February 22, March 1, 8,15, 22, 29)
"Power of Poetry" 1:00 - 2:00 pm
"Image Theatre" 2:30 - 3:30 pm
"Soundcheck Beat Box" 4:00 -5:00 pm

All classes will take place upstairs at Musiikki Café, 73 Brock Street between Wellington Street and King Street East, Kingston.

UPDATE: I hope this clarifies the cost, if not please contact the office.

The cost of the first class is $20. Each additional class will be $10. This is NOT a per week cost.

If a person signs up for three different classes, i.e. Drawing, Poetry and Soundcheck, the total cost would be $40 for all six weeks of all three classes.

If this cost is a hardship, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Payments (cash or cheque made out to "Autism Ontario Kingston Chapter") will be collected on the first week of each class.
link to registration

   Posted February 2, 2015
Click here for other Adult related informationFor Adults with Aspergers and Autism

The next meeting for Adults with AS is February 10th from 6 - 8 pm at our office.

As you may be aware, we have been collecting information about local Autism Services for Adults.

We are in the process of applying for funding for a Directory of Services for Adults with ASD in KFL&A and Area.

To support our application, if you wish, please email the office ( with what type of information you would like to have included, and how and why this would be helpful.

Thank you.

The Kingston Chapter is 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. To access this information, click here

Please feel free to share this with anyone you think may be interested. Click here for other Adult related information

   Posted January 25, 2015
Awesome Possums 2014-2015

Awesome Possum Continues this year thanks to the ASUS Partnership!

Wednesday Evenings, 6:00-7:30pm
École Cathedrale, 301 Johnson St.

This is a free drop in program for children with ASD and their siblings/friends.

January 26: Cooking & Baking
February 4, 11 & 25: Photography
March 4: Fun with Science
March 11: Disney
March 18: St. Patrick's Day
March 25: Goodbye Friends!

For the poster listing the themes for each date, please click on the link below.

List of Themes

   Posted January 22, 2015
Friends for Life Presentation

If you missed the presentation during our Family Support Meeting, and would like more information, please contact Canadian Mental Health Association - Kingston Branch at 613-549-7027 or

CMHA is the program provider and in the process of applying for funding to offer this again. If the application is successful, Friends for Life will be offered in the spring of 2015.

This program is an 8 week resiliency program for children aged 6-12 years and youth aged 13-17 years for children/youth at risk for anxiety and depression. Each week, the session is 1.5h long. The group size is generally a maximum of 6 participants with one trained staff person and two assistant facilitators. Parent/Caregiver involvement is weekly during the last 15 minutes of each session and through at home practice.
One or two “booster” sessions follow the 8 week program.

   Posted January 19, 2015
For more information Chapter, Potential Programme and Community events and workshopsWhat's Happening...

In an effort to streamline the information on this site and hopefully make it easier for you to find what you are looking for, things will be moving around. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact the office.

Click below for more information about Autism Ontario Kingston Chapter, Potential Programme and Community activities. Links to register, when available, will be included.

Current and past newsletters are now accessed through "Newsletters" in the left column.

Unless otherwise indicated, Chapter activities 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.

We welcome information about community events and workshops for posting.

For more information Chapter, Potential Programme and Community events and workshops

   Posted November 11, 2014
For More Potential Program Information Potential Programme

It’s that time of year again! Applications for events to be funded by the Potential Programme (to take place in April, May and/or June 2015) are due Febraury 1, 2015.

For an application, or to discuss the idea of an event, please contact Rachel, Community Events Coordinator, at, or your local chapter office.

If you would like to be notified when new Potential Programme events are open for registration, please sign up through this link:

For further information in 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

For More Potential Program Information

   Posted November 4, 2014
pour plus d`informationNouvelles Francophones

Le Building Brighter Futures Fund – Un fonds pour bâtir un avenir meilleur Autisme Ontario acceptera les demandes d’assistance financière au titre de ce fonds à compter du 15 septembre 2014

Le Building Brighter Futures Fund permet de fournir une assistance financière aux adultes de l’Ontario qui vivent avec un trouble du spectre de l’autisme (TSA) ainsi qu’à leurs familles. Cette assistance prend la forme d’un remboursement des sommes dépensées pour favoriser une plus grande participation à l’intérieur des collectivités locales. Le Building Brighter Futures Fund a été créé et est alimenté par de généreux donateurs!

Les demandes d’assistance financière seront acceptées entre le 15 et le 30 septembre.

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, veuillez 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 idées pour les noms de conférenciers spécialisés, des thèmes d’ateliers ou des occasions d’apprentissage social qui pourraient vous intéresser dans votre communauté.

Pour soumettre une idée, contactez le bureau Kingston ou Yvonne : 1-800-472-7789 poste 240 ou

Vous n’avez pas internet? Communiquez avec Patti au bureau local au 613.507.7896 ou Yvonne au 1.800.472.7789 poste 240 pour plus d’informations.

** Vous avez quelques heures à consacrer? Nous sommes à la recherche de bénévoles et personnes ressources qui aimeraient s’impliquer et partager leurs connaissances et intérêts.

pour plus d'information

   Posted August 27, 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)
-Chapter Library Maintenance (Flexible)
-Tuesday evening Building Club (October 7 - November 25,6:30 - 7:30 pm)
-Ball Hockey Assistant Coaches (dates and time to be confirmed)
-Represent Autism Ontario Kingston at local events (Flexible)
-Family Cooking (dates and time to be confirmed)
-"Please Listen" program assistants (dates and times to be confirmed)

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

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