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 tiffany@autismontario.com or 905-723-8405.

For more details on the Potential Programme click here.

   Posted June 13, 2016
Teen PEERS Program (12-15 year olds)

We are again recruiting teens and parents for this program. This 12 week course is an evidence-based, caregiver-assisted social skills intervention for Teens 12-15 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and other social and behavioural problems. For more details click here.

   Posted February 15, 2017
Internships and Co-ops

As our organization is run by volunteers who do not keep regular office hours, unfortunately we cannot accept applications for internships or co-op placements.

   Posted February 7, 2017
Announcing: Parents CAN! Program for Parents of Children Aged 2 to 5

Raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can present unique challenges to parents. Our Parents CAN! pilot program provides parents an opportunity to learn powerful techniques to support their child’s development.

The Parents CAN! Program will be offered in four sessions, held over four months. These sessions will include a mandatory three hour workshop on Friday evenings and a 90 minute consultation on the following Saturday or Sunday.

For more details and to register click here

   Posted January 19, 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
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
here.FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

A tool for medical professionals to provide to newly diagnosed families

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

To view, click here.

   Posted September 10, 2014













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