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Halloween Dance

Saturday, October 18, 2014
8:00 pm until 1:00am
Zorbas Banquet Facility, 1474 Bath Rd, Kingston
Please join us for a fun filled evening of great music (Music Makers DJ Services), prizes (Blossoms Fresh Fruit Arrangements), silent auction, costume judging, pizza buffet (Dominos) and spot dances!!!!
Tickets are only $15 each!
Must be legal drinking age to attend.
Tickets available at:
Blossoms 2785 Princess near Bayridge
Autism Ontario – Kington Chapter 613-507-7896

   Posted September 11, 2014
Belleville Event Cancellation Notice

This Sunday's Belleville Little Ray’s event is cancelled due to low registration.

   Posted September 18, 2014
Sibling Group is now accepting Registrations

This is offered by Canadian Mental Health Association - Kingston Branch (CMHA) based on their "Please Listen" program.

This session is for children aged 6-12 years who have a sibling with ASD. It will run on Tuesday evenings, October 7 to November 25 from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Please complete the attached form and contact CMHA to register.
registration form

   Posted September 18, 2014
ASUS Buddy Application 2014-15

The Buddy Program is for children aged 4-16 years who have autism. This program is designed to be an opportunity for parent relief and assistance, but also to give valuable experience to enthusiastic young people who have a special interest in working with children with disabilities. Where an appropriate match is found, your child will be matched with a Queen's Student Volunteer.

Parents, on behalf of their child, and Volunteer Buddies are asked to commit to meeting weekly for 2-3 hours. The focus for this time is usually determined by the family, based on the needs and interests of the child and may include activities such as playing together, skill building, academics, or outings in the community.

At various times during the year, ASUS Students also organize group activities for all the students and buddies to do together.

For more information, please contact the Autism Ontario Kingston office at 361 Montreal Street (Extend-A-Family, Bagot Street Entrance), or 613-507-7896.

All Applications must be received by Monday, September 29th, 2014

link to register

   Posted September 13, 2014
for more information about all 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 and links to register (when available) on the listed workshops and events.

Current and past newsletters are now posted on this site. Just click on "Newsletters" in the left column.

Unless otherwise indicated, all 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 about all events and workshops

   Posted August 28, 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
For More Potential Program Information Potential 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 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

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? Use the link below to get the "Idea Form".

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 July 24, 2014
Click here for other Adult related informationFor Adults with Aspergers and Autism

Adult Group (Co-Ed) meets monthly and plans activities based on members' preferences. The next meeting is September 16, 6-9 pm: "Trivial Pursuit Night"!

Women with Aspergers Group will meet September 23rd from 6-8pm.

Please contact the Kingston Chapter office for more information and the date of the future meetings.

September 15th to 30th: Autism Ontario is accepting applications for their Building Brighter Futures Fund

The Building Brighter Futures Fund provides financial assistance to Ontario adults with ASD or their families through a reimbursement of funds spent to open doors for greater participation in local communities. Funding is provided by generous donors! Click below for the link.

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

Click here for other Adult related 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)
-Chapter Library Maintenance (Flexible)
-Tuesday evening Building Club (October 7 - November 25,6:30 - 7:30 pm)
-Wednesday evening Building Club October 8 - November 26, 6:30 - 7:30 pm)
-Ball Hockey Assistant Coaches (dates and time to be confirmed)
-Family BBQ & Little Ray's Reptiles (September 21, 12:30 - 3:30 pm)
-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)
-Halloween Dance Decorating (October 17 and/or 18 time to be confirmed) & selling draw tickets (October 18, 7:30 pm - midnight)

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
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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