For more information click hereJoin us at this year's "In Their Words" on October 20th!

Autism Ontario’s 4th signature event, In Their Words takes place on Thursday October 20 at the St. Lawrence Center for the Arts in Toronto.

Join ‘AspieComic’ Michael McCreary, our host Evan Carter, and seasoned comedians Martha Chaves and Rob Ross for a night filled with laughter in support of a tremendous cause; making communities across Ontario more supportive and inclusive for people on the autism spectrum.
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   Posted September 20, 2016
Adult Social Group Volunteer's Needed

Do you or someone you know have a passion for working with adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

We are currently seeking avid volunteers/ group leads to assist with our monthly adult social groups. Our adult groups meet once or twice a month and partake in a variety of activities from game nights, movie outing, and visits to local events.

This could be a great opportunity to gain experience working with adults with ASD in the Hamilton Community. Reference letters can be provided.

If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity please call the Hamilton Chapter Office at 905-528-8476 or email

   Posted August 25, 2016
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
Hamilton Wentworth Chapter Office Hours

Feel free to visit us during our office hours:

Tuesday 10:00am-3:00pm

Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm

Questions? Contact

   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 information on Fun Days and RegistrationHamilton Chapter Member Fun Days

Our next Hamilton Chapter Fun Day is taking place on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

Theme: To Be Announced

Questions? Email or call 905-528-8476.

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   Posted February 5, 2011
Click here for more informationParent Support Groups

Parent Support Groups are an opportunity to connect with other parents who have a child/children with ASD and see that you are not alone in the everyday challenges you face.

We do offer parent support groups (Family Nights) in the Hamilton area in partnership with McMaster Children’s Hospital ABA Services every Fourth Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm. Support Groups will be held at The Ron Joyce Children's Centre located at 325 Wellington Street, West, Hamilton, ON.

To REGISTER you need to call Amy Phillips, Program Coordinator, ABA Services and Supports T: 905.521.2100 ext.74136

Upcoming groups: September 28, October 26, November 30, January 25, February 22, March 29, April 26

Questions? Contact our Family Support Coordinator LB Brown at

   Posted June 23, 2011

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