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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Research Study

What is Riluzole and how could it help children with ASD?
• Researchers are studying a medication (Riluzole) that is thought to target the core
symptoms of ASD (compulsion, agressive and repetitive behaviours, social
• At this time, we do not know whether Riluzole works for children and adolescents with ASD;
that is why we are conducting this study

Who can participate?
• Individuals diagnosed with an ASD
• Participants must be 6-17 years of age

What is involved?
• Approximately 9 visits to Chedoke Hospital (Hamilton, ON) over 4 months
• Eachvisit takes about 2 hours
• Questionnaires about symptoms and side effects will be completed at each visit
• Blood samples are required at 5 of the visits in order to monitor side effects

If you are interested in participating, please contact:
Dr. Teresa Bennett's Research office
Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 74906
We are located at McMaster University, Chedoke Campus, 565 Sanitorium Road, Hamilton, ON
Click here for more information

   Posted May 19, 2015
Hamilton Wentworth Chapter Office Hours

Due to an upcoming workshop we will have adjusted office hours this week.

Office hours for the week of May 19-22, 2015 are as follows:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015- 1:00pm-6:00pm

Friday, May 22, 2015- 4:00-9:00pm

We will return to regular office hours next week.

Questions? Email

   Posted January 7, 2014


If you are a parent or a community service provider, please share your ideas for the types of programs
and activities needed by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and/or their families in your
community by completing the NEW SLO Idea Form.

*Please submit one SLO Idea Form per event Idea*

We greatly need input from the community, completed SLO Idea forms, volunteer leads for events, and families that support these ideas for events to take place.

Remember, it is your ideas that bring these events to life! Events will NOT take place without submitted SLO Idea Forms and support of the community.

Submission Due Date - Event Dates

February 1 - April to June

May 1 - July to September

August 1 - October to December

November 1 - January to March ( Including March Break Events)

Questions? Contact

We appreciate your support!


   Posted April 21, 2013
Click here for more informationPotential Program Events and Social Learning Opportunities

We are pleased to offer all of these regional events courtesy of the Potential Programme! Please read through them all carefully and take note of the location before you begin the registration process. Each event will have a flyer and registration page.

We have lots of great events coming up so please take a look!

Keep in mind that Chapter run programs will still be listed on this homepage and have their own separate registration.
Click here for more information

   Posted February 17, 2012
Click here to see our pageWe Have A New Facebook Page

Come visit our NEW Facebook page and "LIKE" us! Pass the information on to all your friends, the more awareness the better!

Click here to see our page

   Posted April 10, 2011
Click here for more information on Fun Days and RegistrationFun Days

Our next Fun Day will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Theme TBA.

Registration is required by
May 28, 2015.

Questions? Email or call 905-528-8476.

Click here for more information on Fun Days and Registration

   Posted February 5, 2011
Click here for more information on this year`s tournamentHamilton Chapter Charity Golf Tournament

It's that time of year for our Annual Hamilton Chapter Charity Golf Tournament!

The 2015 Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Brant Valley Golf Club.

Your support and participation in the Hamilton Chapter Golf Tournament contributes towards the success of many people with ASD in the Hamilton Area and raises more money for the Chapter than any other event.

For more information on the tournament and information on how you can help through volunteering or sponsoring please click below or contact The Tournament Organizer Wayne Griffiths at Click here for more information on this year's tournament

   Posted January 19, 2011
Click here for more informationParent Support Groups

The 2015 Parent Support Group Dates are now available.

Please follow the link below. Click here for more information

   Posted June 23, 2011

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