Attention Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum

Does your child with ASD wander away from you in public places?
Are you concerned about your child’s safety?
We want to help!

WHO: You, your child aged 5-10, with a formal diagnosis of ASD
WHAT: Have an experienced clinician and Board Certified
Behavior Analyst (BCBA) teach you how to use evidencebased
practices to teach your child with ASD what to do if
they are lost in a public place.
WHEN: Approximately 8 days for approx. 1.5 hours each day
(scheduled at your convenience).
WHERE: Your home and local retail store.

The Brock SREB has provided ethics clearance for this study
(REB#15-142). If interested, please contact Dr. Kendra Thomson,
BCBA-D or Ms. Sarah Kupferschmidt, MA, BCBA at:

905-688-5550 x 6710 or or
For the full poster, click here

   Posted March 22, 2016
Hamilton Chapter: Kinark Family Camp- July 12th-15th, 2016

We are pleased to be able to offer a discounted 4 day Family Camp at Kinark Outdoor Centre from July 12th- 15th, 2016 to our members.

This four day summer camp program is offered exclusively to our Hamilton Chapter Members. Kinark’s traditional camping experience and environment coupled with a staff team who have a significant amount of training and experience in autism services makes this family camp a great summer get-away.

The cost of the 4 day Family camp is $715.00 all inclusive (Accommodations, Meals, and Activities for the WHOLE Family). The Chapter is looking to offer a subsidy of $350.00 to each family attending. Please note you must be a member of Autism Ontario Hamilton Chapter to apply.

Due to overwhelming interest in this event, a lottery will be completed based on those who have expressed interested to attend this event. By expressing interest in this camp, it does not guarantee your family a spot.

If you are interested in being placed on our list of interested families, please email Christina at by Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

   Posted March 22, 2016
Autism Ontario Hamilton Chapter- Annual Chapter Meeting- Nomination Forms DUE!

Hello Members! This is a friendly reminder that Nomination forms are due for those interested in joining the 2016/2017 Hamilton Chapter Leadership Council.

Nomination forms are due to the office by 3:00pm on Friday, April 15, 2016. Paper copies were mailed out to all members. If you wish to have a form emailed over, please contact Christina at

What is a Chapter Leadership Council?
The Chapter Leadership Council (CLC) is the heart of each Autism Ontario Chapter. The members of the CLC ensure that the business and general operations of the Chapter run smoothly. Joining the CLC is a tremendous way to both give back to a dedicated organization and to assist in progressing Autism Ontario toward its’ strategies, vision and mission. CLC’s are not advisory boards or tasked with governance issues. They are vibrant and energetic groups of people who are working to make a difference in their communities.

How does the election work?
The Annual Chapter Meeting (ACM) will be held on May 9, 2016. Elections will be held at the ACM. Anyone who is a member-in-good-standing of the Hamilton Region Chapter as of April 9, 2016 is eligible to vote in the elections. Voters must be present at the meeting.

The election is held with members-in-good-standing voting to fill a maximum of twelve positions on the CLC. Members do not vote specific people to specific roles; for instance, one would vote for Jane Doe to become a member of the CLC, not for Jane Doe to become President.

Anyone who is elected to the CLC must be a member-in-good-standing of Autism Ontario or become one immediately upon election.

Once the twelve people have been voted to comprise the CLC, the CLC will then determine which member will take on which role. This discussion will focus on who has necessary skill sets, willingness to take on specific tasks, etc. When more than one person is interested in the same role, the CLC must work to a consensus agreement on who will take the position.

The Annual Chapter Meeting will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016 from 6:00-8:30pm
The meeting will be held at the Hamilton Chapter Office located at 533 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON.
Please come visit our Chapter office, join us for a pizza dinner, view our merchandise, and meet our current Chapter Leadership Council.

Please confirm your attendance by contacting:
Christina Robbins at 905-528-8476

   Posted February 25, 2016


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 for more information on Fun Days and RegistrationFun Days

Our Next Hamilton Chapter Member Fun Day will be held in June 2016. Date and Theme TBC.

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

Please save the date for our Annual Hamilton Chapter Charity Golf Tournament!

The 2016 Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Brant Valley Golf Club.

All proceeds come back to the Hamilton Chapter.

Cost: $125.00 ALL INCLUSIVE

•Round of Golf with Cart

•Light Lunch

•Dinner( Your Choice of Chicken or Steak)

•Tax Receipt for Portion of cost

* Dinner only- $35.00 per person*

Registration & Lunch- 10:30am
Shotgun Start: 12:00pm
Dinner & Prizes: 6:00pm

Interested in donating, sponsoring a hole or volunteering? Contact Tournament Organizer Wayne Griffiths at 905-627-9551 or at or

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.

Click here for more information on this year's tournament

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

Do you have a child that has been diagnosed with Autism? Would you like to meet other parents in your situation? Please join us for a parent support group to chat about issues, concerns or questions you may have.

Family Nights

Autism Ontario and McMaster Children's Hospital have partnered together to offer Family Nights!

Family Nights include the following groups held at the same time: Parent Support Group, Child Group, Sibling Group

Childcare is now also available for younger siblings.

Family Nights are now held at Westdale School from 6:30-8:30pm.

The next Family Night will be held on April 27, 2016.

To register- SPACES ARE LIMITED- Pre registration is required. Each month spaces will be assigned based on first- come basis according to registration call. Registration open on the first of each month for that month's Family Night. If interested or for further information contact : Amy Phillips, Program Coordinator at 905-521-2100 ext. 74136

Please contact LB Brown for more information.

   Posted June 23, 2011

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