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Upcoming Events

Autism Ontario - Peterborough Chapter has a number of events planned.  Click HERE to be taken to our events page for more information.

Annual Chapter Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser


The annual chapter bowl-a-thon was held on Sunday, October 30. Many thanks are offered to our 37 phenomenal bowlers and our incredible sponsors with their generous donations of spooktacular prizes! (Click HERE for list of sponsors.) :

We raised $1754 at our bowl-a-thon!

Bowl-a-thon 2

Bowl-a-thon Costume Winners

Treetop Trekking

Thank you to all who came out and supported Autism Ontario - Peterborough at our Treetop Trekking Ganaraska Climb-a-thon Fundraiser event held Sunday, August 14. We raised $375.11! We had a fantastic turn out and a grand adventure was had by all in attendance.

Here are a few of the many photos taken at the event.

Treetop Photo 1

Treetop Photo 2

Treetop Photo 3

Building Brighter Futures Fund

Are you an adult with ASD over the age of 18 looking for financial supports? The Building Brighter Futures Fund is now open to accepting applications.

Find out more and apply for Autism Ontario’s Building Brighter Futures Fund here:

MCYS Response - June 28

Click HERE to open and read Autism Ontario's response to the MCYS announcement.

Mini-Golf Fundraiser

Many thanks to all those who came out in the heat to play in our mini-golf fundraiser on Sunday, May 29. Thank you to our sponsors, donators and volunteers! Totals are still being calculated and will be posted soon.

Mini-Golf 2016

Crushing for a Cause (Nurse Scrap Metal)

There was an amazing turnout on Saturday, May 28 for the very first Nurse Scrap Metal "Crushing for a Cause" in support of Autism Ontario - Peterborough! With your help, $2,134.71 was raised and 21,285 pounds of scrap metal was donated!!  Special thanks goes out to AFP Towing, Junk-Bee-Gone Removal & Recycling, Country 105, Peterborough Petes, McConkey Towing & Scrap, the Nurse Scrap Metal staff, friends, and family members who came out to help and all the amazing people of Peterborough who found it in their hearts to come in on Saturday and donate to Autism Ontario. PETERBOROUGH ROCKS!

Nurse Scrap Metal Fundraiser 2016

Autism Awareness

Thanks to our volunteers for raising awareness of Autism in the Peterborough Chapter area.

Autism Ontario - Peterborough was represented at the Buckhorn Craft Show on May 21-22.

Buckhorn Craft Show 2016

We were also represented at the Kawartha Boys and Girls Club Gala on May 28.

Boys and Girls Club Gala 2016

Dart Tournament

The Dart Tournament was held at The Canadian Scottish Club on Sunday, May 15. Thanks to the 10 teams that participated, $1080 was raised for the Adult Group of Autism Ontario - Peterborough! Please see our Thank You! page to read our list of sponsors for this event.

Dart Tournament 2016

Family Funding Programs Application

Autism Ontario - Peterborough is pleased to be offering subsidized funding for qualified individuals. This year, there will be two funding pools: one with a March deadline (for activities between September 2015 to March 2016) and one with a June deadline (for Summer 2016 activities). Individuals may apply for one subsidy only.

Click HERE for the Summer 2016 application.

Autism: See the Potential

Click HERE to watch (and to share!) the new video explaining autism spectrum disorders.

Snowflake Therapy

Click HERE for more infomation on Snowflake Therapy's Spring 2016 groups and events.

Research Opportunity

Jeff MacCormack is a doctoral student at Queen's University who is researching programs and services designed to imporve the social compentence of adolescnts with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For more information, click the links below.

Recruitment Flyer

Perceptions of Programs and Services

Sample Questions

Contact Us

NOTE: Autism Ontario - Peterborough has a new address.  To contact us through the post, please send items to:

Autism Ontario Peterborough | Box 443 Stn Main | Peterborough, ON | K9J 6Z3

Please note that we currently have no phone for the Peterborough Chapter.  To make contact via telephone, please call Tiffany MacDonald, Family Support Coordinator, at 905-723-8405.


To contact the Special Education Advisory Committee representatives for Autism Ontario - Peterborough, please see below:

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Tanya Aeri -

Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board

Arlene Godby -

Trillium Lakelands District School Board

Jamie Read -

Volunteers Needed!

The Autism Ontario - Peterborough Chapter is in need of volunteers in order to continue offering support and social activities to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families in Peterborough, Northumberland, Newcastle, Haliburton and City of Kawartha Lakes.

Peterborough Chapter Email List

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