Notice of Annual Chapter Meeting

Wed., May 17, 2017 from 7- 8:30pm
Durham Corporate Centre
105 Consumers Dr., Unit 3
Whitby, ON

The public are invited to attend. The purpose of this meeting is to elect the 2017-2018 Chapter Leadership Council. Note: Only members as of the Day of Record (April 17, 2017) are eligible to vote.

Biographies of all nominees standing for election will be distributed to members by May 3rd. Nomination forms can be found on our About Us page.

Join us as we recognize the recipient of the 2nd Annual Junior Advocate Award (given to a student who has gone above and beyond in advocating for individuals with autism), as well as community partners who through their generous support are making a difference.
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   Posted April 4, 2017
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4th Annual Autism Awarenss Run/Walk

It's back! Join us again this year or for the first time as the community comes together to promote autism acceptance and raise funds to support the autism community in the Durham Region. Organized by Autisms Angels this event will offer the beauty of the waterfront and activities for kids and parents alike.
For more details click here.

   Posted March 29, 2017

Niko's Night for Autism

Come for a night of fine dining, dancing, NHL celebrities, auctions and an open bar. For details visit

   Posted March 9, 2017
Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund

Applications are now being accepted for the Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2017.

For details click here.

   Posted March 9, 2017
Being Social At Work Workshop

May 3, 2017 from 6-9pm

Presenter : Sarah Southey, MSW, RSW
Employment and Life Skills Coach

Join us for an interactive workshop which will cover topics such as interviews, dealing with small talk, connecting with colleagues/peers, managing conflict, common workplace challenges, interacting with people in seniority positions, social work functions, hidden rules, work accommodations that can help navigate the social and so much more! For details click here.

   Posted February 28, 2017
A Safe Park for All

The Town of Ajax is the first municipality in Ontario to officially open a Safe Place to Play at the Miller’s Creek Park in July 2016. It is located at Miller’s Creek Park, McLean Community Centre, 95 Magill Dr., Ajax.

Ajax resident and autism grandmother Karen Tremblay and Autism Ontario Durham Region worked with the town of Ajax on a plan to provide a safe playground for kids who are prone to wandering or elopement. The park provides a safe and inclusive space for children with all abilities to play.

   Posted January 11, 2017
Family Support

Has your child been newly diagnosed with autism? Are you connected to all the programs and services available to your child affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder in Durham Region? Is your family receiving all the support you need?

Our Potential Programme Family Support Coordinator in Durham Region is available to meet with parents/guardians to develop a support plan for you and your family. This service is free of charge to any individual or family affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

You can contact the Potential Programme Family Support Coordinator Tiffany MacDonald at or 905-723-8405.

For more details on the Potential Programme click here.

   Posted June 13, 2016
For details and to see our other membership benefits click here.Membership Benefits!

If there was ever a great time to be an Autism Ontario Durham Region member, it is now!

Autism Ontario members can now receive discounts on membership and other services at the Abilities Centre in Whitby. See our Membership page for details. For details and to see our other membership benefits click here.

   Posted March 15, 2016
here.Read our E-News!

Our E-News is published once a month and is a compilation of announcements and information for families living with autism in Durham Region. To read previous issues or subscribe click here.

   Posted August 26, 2015

A tool for medical professionals to provide to newly diagnosed families

This tear off pad can be ordered upon request at and are provided complimentary of the Potential Programme.

To view, click here.

   Posted September 10, 2014

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