Click Here to get registeredAutism Ontario-Anxiety & ABA Workshop with Leslie Cohen- Hamilton

Although anxiety can be a lifelong challenge for many people with autism, there are a number of effective behavioural supports that can really help. These supports can help children and adults learn to manage their anxiety more successfully as they engage with peers, family, school, and community.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has long held a key role in the treatment of people with ASD. A central component of this role is the removal of barriers that prevent people with ASD from effectively accessing social, educational, clinical, and community resources.

This workshop is designed for caregivers, parents, teachers, therapists, SLPs and OTs who want to learn more ABA therapy and about behavioural techniques for reducing and managing anxiety.



Topics Include:
•ABA Therapy
•Recognizing anxiety
•Sources of anxiety
•Looking at the environment
•Working with social anxiety
•Predicting the future with activity schedules
•Early and continuous exposure
•A regulating day
•Reducing anxiety on play dates and small groups
•Using reinforcement in anxiety reducing procedures
•Shaping alternative, regulating behaviours

Presenter Biography

Leslie Cohen has been working with children and adults diagnosed with ASD for the past 16 years in the United States and Canada. She specializes in helping caregivers effectively support people with ASD through creative, positive, science-based interventions. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of New York and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the PhD level. Dr. Cohen is currently the clinical director of L & A Educational Services, and a school psychologist with the Amherst Public Schools in Massachusetts, where she designs data collection systems and training programs for staff, and consults to multidisciplinary ASD teams.




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   Posted July 19, 2016
Click here  to apply for the Building Brighter Futures Fund New: Our Building Brighter Futures Fund is now open!

Are you an adult on the spectrum looking for some financial assistance to put towards greater participation in your local community?

Nous sommes prêts à attribuer les fonds du Building Brighter Futures Fund (BBFF)!
Vous êtes un adulte autiste à la recherche d’une aide financière qui vous permettra de participer davantage aux activités de votre collectivité locale?


Click here to apply for the Building Brighter Futures Fund

   Posted July 19, 2016
Follow this Link for more information and to get registerdRide for Autism - Sunday, August 28, 2016

Join us for the Second Annual Motorcycle Ride Hosted by Autism Ontario Hamilton Wentworth Chapter and The Dundas Lions Club.

All proceeds will go towards the Hamilton Chapter.

The ride starts and finishes at the Dundas Driving Park.

Registration runs from 10:00am-11:30am.

$25.00 Registration fee ( which will be removed with a donation of $100.00 or more)

All riders will enjoy a post ride picnic at Finish.

For more information and donation forms contact:

Wayne Griffiths- wgriffiths@cogeco.ca Follow this Link for more information and to get registerd

   Posted July 30, 2015
Hamilton Wentworth Chapter Office Hours

Feel free to visit us during our office hours:

Tuesday 10:00am-3:00pm

Friday 10:00am-3:00pm

Questions? Contact office.hamilton@autismontario.com

   Posted January 7, 2014
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.
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   Posted February 17, 2012
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 will resume again in the Fall.


Please contact LB Brown lb@autismontario.com for more information.


   Posted June 23, 2011













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