Click here for application form.

Calling all school principals and teachers in the Durham Region!

Simply submit the attached form by April 14, 2017 to or mail to PO Box. 40008, Whitby, ON L1R 0G2. Winners will be presented with the award at our Annual Chapter Meeting on May 17, 2017 along with a $100 bursary. Click here for application form.

   Posted February 27, 2017
Volunteer Information Night

Enjoy some food and come out to meet the current Chapter Leadership Council (CLC). Learn about exciting volunteering opportunities. Whether it’s a Family Day, a Summer BBQ, a trip to the Pumpkin Patch, or Breakfast with Santa, those smiles make everything we do worthwhile. Volunteering can be for one event or many. Or consider joining the CLC.

Did you know that Autism Ontario - Durham Chapter is run solely by volunteers? Some of us work full time outside of the home, while others are stay at home moms. Some of us have children on the spectrum, while others do not. Some of us are able to volunteer many hours of our precious time, while others can only spare a few. We each do what we can to continue to provide support to our members and their families.

There are many benefits of volunteering:
• Make a difference
• Meet people
• Build new relationships
• Be part of a community
• Learn new skills
• Have fun!

As members of the Chapter Leadership Council (CLC) of Autism Ontario – Durham Chapter, there is nothing we love more than to watch our members enjoying quality family time at one of our events.

To RSVP click here.

   Posted February 27, 2017
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Raise the Flag for World Autism Awareness Day

Autism Durham Region Schedule:

Please Note: As April 2nd falls on a weekend, all flag raising ceremonies will occur on Monday, April 3rd.

Pickering City Hall 9:00 AM
Ajax Heritage Square 11:00 AM
Whitby Celebration Square Time TBD
Oshawa City Hall 1:00 PM
Clarington City Hall Time TBD

For more information on our Raise the Flag campaign click here.

   Posted March 22, 2017

Niko's Night for Autism

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 in which the following topics will be covered: how to manage an interview, 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! This workshop is ideal for young adults that relate to Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism and who are currently working or planning on joining the workforce in the near future. Registration opens March 25th at 12pm. For details click here.

   Posted February 28, 2017
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
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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