CLICK HERE TO REGISTERAnnual Chapter Meeting 2018

Families of Autism Ontario Niagara are invited to hear Dr. Matthew Lerner, PhD speak at Niagara Region Autism Ontario Chapter Meeting on June 4, 2018.

Free to Attend. Please Register.

The purpose of our Annual Chapter Meeting is to report on the Chapter's activities in the 2017-2018 year, and to elect the new 2018-2019 Chapter Leadership Council. Individuals with an active membership to Autism Ontario are eligible to vote at the meeting.

Nominations for the CLC to close on May 7, 2018. 2018-2019 CLC Nominees and Biographies available

Where: Christ Community Church

224 Division St, Welland, ON

When: Monday June 4, 2018

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

   Posted May 1, 2018
CLICK HERE FOR MedicAlert Information Important Notice Concerning Niagara Region Police Autism Registry

On April 24th,2018 the Niagara Regional Police Services (NRPS) and MedicAlert Foundation Canada announced their partnership to increase the safety of people living with Alzheimers, dementia, cognitive brain injury, or Autism. This service will expand on the NRPS vulnerable persons registry. As this service is implemented and the transition complete on April 2,2019 the current Autism Registry will no longer be in effect. Individuals who are currently registered on the Autism Registry are encouraged to enroll in the MedicAlert Connect Protect service. To help with this transition the NRPS and MedicAlert are offering the first 100 registrants to this program a 1 year service plan at no cost. We at Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter believe the safety of children, youth, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) within our community is a priority, and to ensure that in emergency situations individuals with ASD are treated with respect. As a result of this change we will be having a representative with MedicAlert at the Autism Ontario - Niagara Chapter office at 36 Page Street. This will provide an opportunity for the individuals we serve to register to receive the first year service plan at no cost and receive additional information about the Medicare Connect Protect Service. The Session will take place Wednesday May 2,2018 between 2pm and 7pm.

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   Posted April 26, 2018
Call for Nominations : Chapter Leadership Council


   Posted April 12, 2018
Click here for more information!We're Hiring! Join Our Team as a Fundraising and Engagement Coordinator

The Fundraising and Engagement Coordinator is responsible for the development and management of fundraising activities encompassing annual giving, special appeals, major gifts, planned giving, events, 3rd party initiatives, corporate sponsorship, lottery and social media campaigns. You will provide leadership, inspiration and motivation to advance the efforts of the Chapter and engage the community in creating opportunities and acceptance for individuals with ASD.

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   Posted March 21, 2018
One-to-One Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund | Fonds de remboursement des travailleurs de soutien individuel pour l’été

Autism Ontario is happy to announce that the 2018 One to One Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund is now open for application.

We will accept all applications received between April 30, and June 1, 2018 and have a random draw to determine eligibility.

Autisme Ontario a le plaisir de vous annoncer que vous pouvez maintenant nous faire parvenir vos demandes dans le cadre du programmeFonds de remboursement des travailleurs de soutien individuel pour l’été 2018.

Toutes les demandes seront acceptées entre let 30 avril et le 1 juin 2018 et feront ensuite l'objet d'un tirage au sort afin de déterminer l’admissibilité des requérants.

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   Posted May 1, 2018
Click here for more infoGrantham Food Festival

3rd Annual Grantham Food Festival is on August 11th,2018 at Grantham Lions Club.
Plans are in the work for this great event for the family. More information will be available soon. Proceeds from the 50/50 draw will be donated to support programs offered by Autism Ontario Niagara Region Chapter. Tickets are only $5 each for a chance to win up to $5000. Tickets on sale at the Chapter Office until the event or buy them at the Food Festival. Click here for more info

   Posted June 27, 2017
*NEW* Hugga Honey

Available to purchase at 2F Tremont Dr, St. Catharines and the Autism Ontario Niagara Region Chapter Office: Nutrabee's new product HUGGA HONEY!

Hugga Honey is a new product being offered by NutraBee™ with the net proceeds from every bottle sold going to support Autism Ontario – Niagara Region Chapter to help fund programs and services for children with autism.

All of the gourmet honey products made by NutraBee™ are made from 100% pure unprocessed Canadian Honey. Hugga Honey is made from NutraBee’s wildflower Honey that is rich in nutrients and contains anti-microbal properties.

NutraBee™ was founded in 2000 by Fatima Basic (known by many as “Mrs. Bee”) and with the assistance of her husband, Saban Basic, they have grown this truly local, family business into one of the top gourmet honey suppliers in the Niagara Region, Canada and overseas.

The decision to dedicate the proceeds from Hugga Honey to support Autism Ontario – Niagara Region Chapter was inspired by Medin Basic, Fatima and Saban’s 11 year old grandson. Medin was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 and since then he and his family have accessed many of the programs and services offered by the Niagara Region Chapter. The product name, Hugga Honey, was also inspired by Medin. Many individuals with autism exhibit self-stimulatory behaviors, or “stims”. Stimming is the repetition of movements or sounds that can often be very self-soothing for an individual. Ever since Medin was little, his verbal stim has been saying the phrase “Hugga Hugga” so from this, the name Hugga Honey was born.

Hugga Honey is $15 a jar and can be purchased at NutraBee’s™ Head Office (2F Tremont Drive, Unit 1, St. Catharines, ON, L2T 3B2)

Special thanks to all those involved in this fundraising initiative:
- NutraBee™
- Minuteman Press
- Future Access
- Block 94

   Posted February 17, 2017
www.tikko.caTIKKO TRAVELS: Dorian’s Story

This 8” x 8” soft-cover children’s storybook is a source of comfort and reassurance for parents coming to terms with an autism diagnosis; who may be seeking ways to broach the subject of ASD with their child. Celebrated for their wonderful uniqueness, humour, imagination, and special gifts, children learn there is life beyond the label, and that anything is possible!

TIKKO TRAVELS Dorian’s Story launches APRIL 1, 2017! If you purchase this book using special promo CODE #AO-NIAG4TIKKO then $3 will go towards Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter to help support programs & services for families.

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   Posted February 17, 2017

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