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Office Closure Notice

The Kingston Chapter office will be closed as I deal with a family emergency. I will be checking email during this time. Please email

Le bureau de la section de Kingston sera fermé à cause d’une urgence familiale. Je vais vérifier e-mail pendant cette période. Veuillez envoyer un courriel

Merci, Patti

   Posted May 14, 2015
For More Potential Program Information Potential Programme

Just a friendly reminder that Social Learning Opportunity (Potential Programme) applications for English, French and Bilingual events occurring during July, August & September are due May 1st. As usual, SLO applications go to Rachel and then she sends them to the community advisory committee for the first round of approvals and then on to head office for final approvals.

Please remember there MUST be a dedicated volunteer attached to the SLO. This volunteer is responsible for working the event day of and must have keys and access to all venues where the event is to happen (unless a Midway fun park or movie etc.). Applications without a volunteer attached will be denied.

If you have any questions or activity suggestions, please contact Patti at the Kingston Chapter Office.

Thank you!

To be notified when new events are open for registration, and for information/to register for upcoming events, please visit:

For other information, please contact Orlana, Regional Family Support Coordinator (613-507-7896 ext 502 or, or Rachel, Community Events Coordinator (613-507-7896 ext 503 or
For More Potential Program Information

   Posted April 23, 2015
Ontario's Autism Parent Resource Kit

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is pleased to share a web-based kit providing information and resources to support families of children and youth with ASD at all stages of their child's progress and development.

The kit includes information about:
diagnosis and treatment
strategies for daily living
services and assistance available in Ontario, including information on financial support
school support, extra-curricular and recreational activities
how your child develops, including sensory, physiological and social development
health care
parenting and family support
Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Online Resource Kit

   Posted April 23, 2015
Click here for other Adult related informationFor Adults with Aspergers and Autism

ADULT SOCIAL GROUP MEETING DATE: The group will be going bowling. Details will be shared as soon as they are confirmed.

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.

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

   Posted April 22, 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.

April Update: Special Needs Strategy, Newsletter, Minecraft Club

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 April 7, 2015
Minecraft Club Research Project

Research study seeks youth with ASD between the ages of 10 and 14 years for social skills development. This study will investigate the effectiveness of a social skills program that incorporates interests into play-based activities for youth ages 10-14, those with ASD and, where possible, their siblings of about the same age.

Over the span of eight one-hour sessins during April and May (hopefully starting April 15th/16th), the youth will play MINECRAFTtm on iPads in small groups with direct support from an adult. The sessions will be video-taped. Before the first session and after the last session, the researchers will conduct a short interview (with you and the child) and brief assessment tasks (with your child). The results may be shared at academic conferences and published in academic journals.

For more information, please contact Jeffrey MacCormack at or 613-331-6253.

   Posted April 7, 2015
pour plus d`informationNouvelles Francophones

Le section local de Kingston cherche des parents, professionnelles, adultes qui on TSA, d’autres membres de la communauté pour notre Groupe de Direction du Section Locale. Contactez le bureau pour plus d'information.

Le 20 mai, 18h30 Réunion du Section Local Le réunion c’est en anglais. Lieu doit encore entre déterminera. Speakers’ topic: “Bullying”; Election of new Chapter Leadership Council Members; Volunteer Recognition.

Nous recherchons des idées pour des activités pour les individus et les familles francophones. Si vous avez des suggestions, veuillez communiquer avec le bureau.

Programme Potentiel
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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