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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. 

One-to-One Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund

Autism Ontario is happy to announce that the 2016 One to One Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund is now open for application.

We will accept all applications received between May 2, and June 3, 2016 and have a random draw to determine eligibility. 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: 
Ginny Kontosic, Program Subsidies Coordinator
416-246-9592, ext.225

Annual Chapter Meeting

Our Annual Chapter Meeting was held on Tuesday, April 19. The following members were approved as your new 2016-2017 CLC (in alphabetical order):

  • Tara Bishof
  • Joanne Durocher (President)
  • Katherine Gallaher (Secretary)
  • Yvonne MacDougall (Treasurer)
  • Stephanie Maguire-Parish
  • Wendy McEwen
  • Marg Nelson
  • Jo Stewart

Click HERE to open and download a PDF containing the biographies of the members of your 2016-2017 Chapter Leadership Council.

Thanks to Joanne Durocher for putting together this video presentation of our year in review!

(You will need Flash to view this video through our chapter website. Click HERE to view it on YouTube.)

Click HERE to open and download a PDF listing the information contained in our year-in-review video.

Raise the Flag


Autism Ontario - Peterborough was proud to attend the following local events:

  • Armour Heights Public School
  • Asphodel-Norwood Town Hall
  • Ganaraska Trail Public School
  • Lindsay Library
  • North Shore Public School
  • Peterborough Courthouse
  • Rolling Hills Public School (Pontypool)
  • St. Peter's Secondary School
  • Warsaw Municipal Office

Click HERE to read how students in Port Hope marked World Autism Awareness Day.

Click HERE to read about students at Ganaraska Trail raising money and awareness for autism.

Click HERE to read the County of Peterborough proclamation.

Autism Ontario - Peterborough Community Leadership Council secretary, Joan Miller, joined Mayor Terry Low and parents, families, and students of Diane Graham's class at Norwood District High School to raise the Autism Ontario flag to raise awareness of autism.

RTF 2016 - Norwood

St. Peter's Secondary School staff raised the flag to raise autism awareness.

RTF 2016 - SPSS

The flag was raised at Peterborough City Hall to raise awareness of autism.

RTF - City Hall 3

RTF - City Hall 4

RTF - City Hall 5

Rolling Hills Public School raised the flag to raise autism awareness.

 RTF  - Rolling Hills PS 2

RTF  - Rolling Hills PS 3



The flag was raised at Lindsay Library to raise awareness of autism.

RTF - Lindsay 2

RTF 2016 - Lindsay 3

RTF - Lindsay 1

The Peterborough County Courthouse raised the flag to raise autism awareness.


RTF - City Hall

Information for schools:

It's not too late to access the Autism Ontario educational package: 

We are so grateful for your continued interest interest and support of our Raise the Flag campaign and for working to make your school a more inclusive place for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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 Ontario Scholarship Opportunities

Autism Ontario is now accepting applications for the following scholarships:

  • Eleanor Ritchie Education Scholarship for individuals on the spectrum entering the first year of a post-secondary program
  • Jeanette Holden Educational Scholarship for siblings o a person on the spectrum who are entering the first year of a post-secondary program

The deadline to apply is May 6, 2016. Click HERE for more information.

Autism: See the Potential

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

Learning Disabilities Association - Job Fit Program (Free!)

Job Fit in Lindsay a 6-week Employment Preparedness Program designed to address the needs and challenges of individuals diagnosed or suspected to be living with a learning disability and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are 18 years of age or older, and currently unemployed or underemployed.

Click HERE for more infomation.

Snowflake Therapy

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

Adult Group Keene Fundraiser

Our adult group held a fundraiser on December 12 in Keene. Thanks to the support of the community, the group raised $350! Thanks to all who helped out with donations, and a special thank you to Marg, Katherine, Gina, Zach and Ebony - our sales force for the day.

Adult Group Fundraiser - Keene - Photo 1

Adult Group Fundraiser - Keene - Photo 2

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

Thank you for another successful bowl-a-thon!

Our bowl-a-thon was back again on Sunday, October 25. Friends came out in their Halloween costumes to help support Autism Ontario - Peterborough. All funds raised go directly to the chapter and its events in this area.

33 bowlers attended the event and a total of $2146.10 was raised! Funds were raised through bowling sponsors, the silent auction and a 50/50 draw.

Autism Ontario - Peterborough extends a HUGE thank you to all who made this fundraising event such a success. We couldn't have done it without you!

Bowling event 2015

Bowling photo

Bowling event - 2015

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 leave a message with the Durham Chapter at 1-866-495-4680. Phone messages will be returned within five business days.


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

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Judy Rich -

Alternate: 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.  Click HERE for more information.

Peterborough Chapter Email List

If you would like to be added to the Peterborough chapter email list, please send an email to You will receive Autism Ontario - Peterborough Chapter emailings and electronic notifications.  Your email and mailing address will not be shared with any third party at anytime. You may unsubscribe whenever you wish.

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