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Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter is run by a small number of dedicated staff. For titles and contact information, click here.

Potential Programme

Autism Ontario's, Potential Programme is designed to directly support families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with the help of highly skilled clinical professionals.

This program delivers topical workshops by experts in ASD determined according to a demonstrated interest by families, agencies and other professionals in the local community.

For more Potential Programme information and events, click here.

Chapter Leadership Council

Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter is governed by the Autism Ontario Board of Directors. Locally, we are directed and supported by our Niagara Region Chapter Leadership Council (CLC).

The CLC, comprised of dedicated volunteers, supports the strategic initiatives of the Chapter, helping our organization to achieve the Autism Ontario mission and vision and in meeting the unique needs of individuals we help.

Chapter Leadership Council 2018 - 2019

Maria Hiebert - President

Amy Dunn -Vice President

Michael Jardine - Treasurer

Jacqueline Bakker - Secretary

Mike Gowan - President Emeritus

Darla Gowan

Selma Basic

Colleen Sword

Lucy Zenga

Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

SEAC involves working towards ensuring that each child has provision for the most appropriate support and services for their individual abilities, needs and learning styles. For more information about SEAC click here.


Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter began as a group of dedicated parent volunteers. Today, that volunteerism still plays a hugely important part of our Chapter. With limited staff resources and so many goals to achieve, we rely on the time, talents and expertise of our volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering with Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter, click here.

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