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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.

Raise the Flag 2017

Click HERE to see our Raise the Flag 2017 pictures.

Notice of Annual Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

KPP | 77 Towerhill Road | Peterborough

The purpose of this meeting is to elect the 2017-2018 Chapter Leadership Council. We invite all to attend.

Click HERE for the Annual Chapter Meeting notice (poster).

Click HERE to download a copy of our nomination form.

Click HERE for general information (FAQs) on the Chapter Leadership Council and positions.

Click HERE to read a copy of our Chapter Leadership Council recruitment letter.

Advocis Peterborough Golf Tournament - Fundraiser for Autism Ontario

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Registration and Lunch at 11am

Wildfire Golf and Country Club

Click HERE for the more information.


Alternate SEAC Representative

Please note we are looking for an Alternate SEAC Rep for KPRDSB.

This wonderful position will allow you to:

  • Explore the work of public education in the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board.
  • Learn about the many programs and in-house services available for special needs students in both elementary and secondary schools.
  • Participate with exciting and vivacious group of like-minded reps from a variety of associations, and administrators.
  • Connect with parents on a one-to one basis.
  • Hear about strategies to assist students with Autism Ontario's challenges and solutions.
  • Network within the world of special needs, both as a receiver of information and contributor towards student success.

You must be a highly-motivated individual who is committed to ensuring the best education experiences are available to all student with special needs. You must also enjoy learning, sharing and laughing. You should possess a desire to help, a joy in meeting people of all walks, and a sense of humour.

Remuneration: The knowledge that you are trying to make life a little bit better for special needs students and the humility acquired by sharing a parent's sadness and the humbleness you've obtained to allow this.

Training on site will be generously provided for as long as you need.

No prior experience necessary. Just bring your heart.

SEAC meetings are held at the Board Office on Fisher Drive on the first Tuesday of every month, from September to June, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

The Alternate Rep is not required to attend all meetings, but will be asked to attend when the regular rep is unavailable. It is recommended to view the SEAC schedule and to keep the dates open.

Please contact Tanya Aeri for further details.
705 877-8916
705-875-4267 cell/text

The Seeds of Hope Fund

The Seeds of Hope Fund is a one-time funding program for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 18 years and older within the Peterborough Chapter catchment area. Click HERE for more information and the application. Note that the deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.

2017 Activities Funding

The 2017 activities funding for the Peterborough Chapter catchment area is open! Click HERE for more information and the application. Note that the deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.

PKAR Grant

The Autism Ontario - Peterborough Adult Group was thrilled to be a recipient of the PKAR Grant. Click HERE to read the article that was published by the Peterborough Examiner.


Autism Awareness Fundraiser by Realm Racing

Many thanks to the Realm Racing team who helped to raise $1077 for the chapter on Saturday, March 11.


Realm Racing Fundraiser

Realm Racing team (far left) Lindsey, (second from end) Meghan and Eric McClenaghan (not in photo), Joanne Durocher, Chris & staff from St Louis Bar & Grill, Peterborough, (third from end) Rod Hall, Remax Eastern Realty and Oldies 96.7 (not in photo).

Awareness/Craft Table - Keene Craft Show

On December 10, 2016, our Adult Social Group participated in raising $92 in funds. We had chapter awareness items, our Adult Social Group Scrapbook, various hand-knitted and crocheted items (made by Katherine, Marg and Morgan), hair-tie lollipops (made by Morgan & Joanne), glitter ornaments (for a donation - made by Morgan & Joanne), whipped mint chocolate body butter (made by Joanne), and potpourri mason jars (made by Gina) for sale.

Special thanks to Marg for making arrangements for the table at the show and for joining Morgan & Joanne for the day and to Yvonne who joined us in spirit as she was at work that day.

Keene Craft 1

Keene Craft 2

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

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

Autism: See the Potential

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

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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