For more details click here.

3rd Annual Autism Awareness Run/Walk

Join us on May 1, 2016 for the 3rd Annual Autism Awareness 1 km walk or 5 km run at Heydenshore Park in Whitby. Enjoy the beauty of the park and some fun activities while raising awareness and funds to better support individuals and families affected by autism (ASD). Help us hit our $100,000 goal this year!


Please bring any monies collected offline on the event day.

We will issue tax receipts for any donations $20 and over. Please note that we require a completed pledge form with full name and address for offline donations in order to issue a tax receipt.

For more details click here.

   Posted March 15, 2016
Notice of Annual Chapter Meeting

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Durham Corporate Centre Suite #3- 105 Consumers Dr., Whitby

The purpose of this meeting is to elect the 2016-2017 Chapter Leadership Council.

We will be having a special presentation recognizing the premiere recipient of our Junior Advocate Award.

We will be offering light refreshments and door prizes.

Register at
For details click here.

   Posted March 15, 2016
For details click here.Support Group and DRPS Autism Registry Information Night

Our May Family/Caregiver Support Group will feature a presentation by representatives from the Durham Regional Police Service Mental Health Support Unit regarding the Durham Autism Registry.

We invite parents and caregivers of children, teens and adults to attend this event.

Registration is mandatory. Deadline to register is May 25, 2016.
For details click here.

   Posted April 28, 2016
Statement from Autism Ontario regarding autism programming in Ontario

There has been a tremendous amount of information circulating about the investment of $333 million by the Government of Ontario over the next five years and their stated goal of children and youth on the autism spectrum receiving critical interventions earlier and services that are better matched to their needs.

Autism Ontario has additional comments and further expansion of views regarding the recent announcement and in response to many ongoing conversations within our autism community. Please read our statement regarding autism programming in Ontario, Relevant resources and responses to the MCYS announcement and FAQs about Autism Ontario’s advocacy process. Click here for the PDF package.

   Posted April 27, 2016
For details and to see our other membership benefits click here.NEW Membership Benefits!

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

We are excited to announce that Autism Ontario members can now receive discounts on membership and other services at the Abilities Centre in Whitby. For details and to see our other membership benefits click here.

   Posted March 15, 2016
Applications now being accepted for Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund

This fund provides financial assistance directly to adults with ASD in Durham Region who are pursuing their dreams and attending a post-secondary institution at any level within Canada. This scholarship is open to first year and returning students. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2016. To learn more click here.

   Posted February 10, 2016
here: Give Us Your Ideas!

Is there an event you'd love to see us organize locally for your child or teen? Did you attend an event in the area that you want to see happen more often? Share your idea with us by filling out an event idea form and submitting it to The event idea form can be downloaded here:

   Posted November 2, 2015
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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