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About Us

Who We Are
Vision/Mission Statement
Our Organization - Chapter Leadership Council (CLC)
What We Do
Advocacy, Schooling and SEAC


Who We Are

Autism Ontario - Halton Chapter is one of the twenty-five (25) regional chapters of Autism Ontario. The Chapter is a non-profit organization, directed and managed by a dedicated core of (mostly) parent volunteers who are committed to ensuring that every individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is provided with the means to achieve the quality of life as a respected member of society. We are the parents, the extended family members, and professionals who volunteer time, talent and energy to help improve the lives of our children, youth, and adults living with ASD. Being a non-profit organization, the chapter does not receive any government funding. All Chapter administrative functions are supported by the volunteers, donations from the community and fundraising initiatives.

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Our Vision

Acceptance and opportunities for all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Our Mission

To ensure that each individual with ASD is provided the means to achieve a quality of life as a respected member of the community.

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Our Organization - Chapter Leadership Council (CLC)

The Chapter Leadership Council (CLC) is elected by chapter members and is responsible for the direction and management of the chapter. Any chapter member in good standing thirty (30) days prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) may be nominated for election to the CLC. Elections are held at our AGM each spring and positions are for a one year term. CLC members can be contacted through the chapter email (halton@autismontario.com).

The CLC volunteers their time, energy and talent for the successful operation of all Chapter activities. Our volunteers are parents and professionals just like you. If you can share time, resources, ideas or talents, we’re happy to have you join our team! Email us!

Your Halton Council:

Lisa Mourad, President

Denise Nacev, Secretary

Oswald Emmanuel, Treasurer

Karen Jorritsma, Communications 

Kareen Kaposy, Events Coordinator

 

Provincial Office Employees:

Elizabeth Mitchell

Family Support Coordinator, Central West Region

elizabeth@autismontario.com

289 527-5851

 

Jennifer Dent

Community Events Coordinator, Central West Region

jennifer@autismontario.com

(226) 748-3372

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What We Do

Share Information

Parents of individuals with ASD seek information about treatment methods, resources, current issues, and research findings.  While Halton Chapter does not specifically endorse any treatment, program, product or service, we support the right of parents to be informed of all available options. To that end, Halton Chapter facilitates the sharing of autism-related information in several ways:

  • By providing free access to this website
  • By responding to requests for information from individuals and groups in the community by email at halton@autismontario.com

Encourage Friendship

Members of our community and their families look forward to and enjoy many social activities and events within our region. These special events offer children with Autism, their siblings, and parents the opportunity to get together for food, fun, and friendship.

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Advocacy, Schooling and SEAC

The Halton Chapter has Special Education Advisory Coucil (SEAC) representatives for both the public and separate school boards in Halton Region. As they raise issues affecting the Autism community at monthly school board meetings, our SEAC representatives are the voices for students living with ASD. We also are on many Advisory Committees affecting change and do awareness within the community.

Our Halton District School Board SEAC representatives are:
Primary: Carla Marshall
Alternative: Keren Mack

To contact our representatives, please email halton.publicseac@autismontario.com

 

Our Halton Catholic District School Board SEAC representatives are:
Primary: Lisa Stephenson
Alternate: Laura Currie

To contact our SEAC reps, please email halton.catholicseac@autismontario.com 

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