Now HIRING for SUMMER CAMP!

Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter is currently hiring for our 2017 Summer Camp!

If you have experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum and would like to be a part of our camp team, please submit an application today!

For more information about Summer Camp please click here.

- To view the CAMP COUNSELLOR job description please click here.

- To view the SENIOR CAMP COUNSELLOR job description please click here.

Deadline to apply is May 5, 2017.

   Posted April 20, 2017
IMPORTANT SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

Autism Ontario is committed to offering inclusive and most importantly supportive programs that foster growth and opportunities to build social skills. With this in mind, Autism Ontario has increased its commitment to provide each camper with the appropriate level of support needed to participate in all activities. This year, staffing will be increased to ensure a maximum ratio of 1 staff to 2 campers is met. This will affect the number of spaces available in camp each week. To maintain a fee structure that our families can afford, we will be making a number of changes.

For more information about the changes to Summer Camp 2017, please click here.

   Posted April 6, 2017
click here.Family Funding Bursary Applications NOW BEING ACCEPTED!

Each year Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter offers support for families in the Region through our Family Funding Bursary. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017. For more information about eligibility and how to apply for this bursary, click here.

   Posted March 21, 2017
Imagine a Life: An Introductory Workshop for Parents of Young Adults- May 12, 2017 from 9:30-4:00pm

This introductory workshop was developed to assist individuals with ASD and their families navigate the difficult transition from secondary school to life. This can be one of the most stressful times in the lives of young adults and their parents, but for families with someone on the autism spectrum, these transitions can be very overwhelming and anxiety provoking.

This interactive workshop is designed for parents to explore specific strategies and resources to support a successful transition experience to the world of enhanced education, employment and independence.

For more information and to register, click here.

   Posted April 18, 2017
One-to-One Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund | Fonds de remboursement des travailleurs de soutien individuel pour l’été

Summer One to One Support Worker Reimbursement Fund information will be available on or shortly after May 1, 2017. Please check this website for information and application process at that time.

Des informations sur le Fonds de remboursement des travailleurs de soutien individuel pour l’été 2017 seront disponibles dès le 1 mai 2017 ou peu après. Vous pourrez alors consulter ce site Web pour vous renseigner sur ce fonds ainsi que sur la marche à suivre pour présenter une demande de financement.

   Posted April 13, 2017
Annual Chapter Meeting

We invite you to join us for the Niagara Region Chapter's Annual Chapter Meeting on Saturday May 13 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the Stokes Community Room at 36 Page Street, St. Catharines. Dinner is included for all registered attendees

The purpose of this meeting is to:

- Elect the 2017-2018 Chapter Leadership Council (CLC)
- Review the work of the Chapter during 2016-2017

The nomination period to join the 2017-2018 CLC has now closed.
To read the bios of this year's CLC nominees, please click here.

We are excited to announce that our guest speaker this year is Patricia O'Connor, the author of the Transition to Life program and the founder of Integrated Autism Consulting. The vast majority of her work revolves around supporting young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in work, school, social and transitional situations. She will be speaking at this year's Annual Chapter Meeting on the theme Imagine A Life” and will reflect on how to help a person be as independent as they are able throughout the lifespan

If you are planning to attend the Annual Chapter Meeting, please RSVP to Jordan Shaw at 905-682-2776 ext. 204 or volunteer.niagara@autismontario.com

   Posted March 29, 2017
click here.TEE UP FOR AUTISM: 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The Annual Tee Up For Autism Charity Golf Tournament is fast approaching! This year's event will take place on Friday May 26, at the Rolling Meadows Golf Club.

Every year this event is a huge success and a great time is had by all! Proceeds go to support the family funding bursary program which helps support families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

If you are interested in joining the tournament as a participant or sponsoring the 2017 tournament, please click here.

   Posted March 16, 2017
*NEW* Hugga Honey

Join us on Saturday March 25 from 12-2pm at 2F Tremont Dr, St. Catharines for the official product launch of 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.

Learn more at www.tikko.ca

   Posted February 17, 2017
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