click here.RIDE & STRIDE for Autism

Our annual summertime "Cycle for Autism" fundraiser has been re-branded and we are excited to invite you to join us for the 1st annual RIDE & STRIDE for Autism!

Registration will be opening soon. Please check back here for more details in the next couple of weeks. But mark the date, Saturday June 4th, on your calendars and get ready to get active and get involved!

For more information, click here.

   Posted April 14, 2016
Click here for the PDF package.Online engagement sessions | Séances d’information en ligne

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services, in partnership with Autism Ontario, invites you to attend an interactive online engagement session about the recent changes to autism services. These online engagement sessions will take place between April 11 - April 27 and have been developed to provide you with information and respond to your questions.

Le ministère des Services à l’enfance et à la jeunesse, en partenariat avec Autisme Ontario, vous invite à assister à une séance d’information interactive en ligne concernant les récentes modifications apportées aux services en matière d’autisme. Ces séances ont pour objectif de diffuser des renseignements et de répondre à vos questions.

For more information or to register, click here.

Update - Autism Ontario Statement, Resources, Responses and FAQ's

There has been a tremendous amount of information circulating about the investment of $333 million by the Government of Ontario over the next five years and their stated goal of children and youth on the autism spectrum receiving critical interventions earlier and services that are better matched to their needs.

Autism Ontario has additional comments and further expansion of views regarding the recent announcement and in response to many ongoing conversations within our autism community. Please read our statement regarding autism programming in Ontario, Relevant resources and responses to the MCYS announcement and FAQs about Autism Ontario’s advocacy process.

Click here for the PDF package.

   Posted April 7, 2016

Typically our Chapter hosts a Beer For A Year raffle. However, not everyone likes beer, but everyone does like FOOD!

This year's raffle has begun and you have the chance to WIN GROCERY GIFT CARDS that can be used at a variety of grocery stores.

PLUS, this year there are TWO CHANCES to win! The addition of the Early Bird Draw means that if you get your tickets early you could potentially win $2,500.00 in grocery gift cards!

Money raised from this raffle directly supports our local programming for children, youth and adults with ASD, so please, show your support and buy a ticket today! Or better yet, sign out a booklet or two and sell them to your friends, family and co-workers!

For more information about this raffle, please contact Jordan Shaw at 905-682-2776 ext. 204 or

   Posted April 4, 2016
Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Expert Committee: An update on Clinical Practice Guidelines and Benchmarks in Ontario

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Expert Committee is responsible for providing advice to the Ministry of Child and Youth Services on up-to-date, evidence-based research on effective clinical practices and services and supports for children and youth with ASD. To learn more about their clinical recommendations to the Ministry of Child and Youth Services, including their stakeholder consultation findings and their ten recommendations please visit the link below. Click here for the report.

   Posted April 1, 2016
Media Release in Response to the Ontario Autism Program Changes

On March 29th, the Ministry of Children and Youth's announced changes to Ontario's Autism Program. We would like to recognize how devastating this transition period might feel to a great number of families. It is our hope that as the complete program is rolled out, everyone will have access to robust, evidence-based and meaningful programming - no matter what age. Although this announcement feels jarring to those with children who have been on the waitlist for IBI, there is still so much more information to come.

Click here to read the Media Release.

   Posted April 1, 2016
sponsor/donor formTEE UP FOR AUTISM: 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 27, 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, please click the link to view the golf brochure and registration information

If you are interested in sponsoring the event or making a donation to the silent auction table, please click the link to view our
sponsor/donor form

   Posted March 14, 2016
For more information, click here.Annual Chapter Meeting

We invite you to attend the Niagara Region Chapter - Annual Chapter Meeting on Tuesday May 10, 2016 from 7:00pm-9:30pm in the Stokes Community Room at 36 Page Street, St. Catharines.

The purpose of this meeting is to:

- Elect the 2016-2017 Chapter Leadership Council
- Review the work of the Chapter during 2015-2016
- Celebrate our dedicated volunteers

To view the bios of this year's CLC nominees, please click here.

If you are going to attend the Annual Chapter Meeting, please RSVP to Fran Chesney at 905-682-2776 ext. 201 or

For more information, click here.

   Posted March 8, 2016
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