Please Note:

The Niagara Chapter Office will be closed on Monday August 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The office will resume regular office hours on Tuesday August 2nd.

   Posted July 28, 2016
NEW: Autism Ontario responds to Ministry of Child and Youth Services announcement

Please see Autism Ontario's response to the Ministry of Child and Youth Services announcement on June 28, 2016. We look forward to continued work with the government around seamless, individualized, continually-assessed, evidence-based and effective interventions and supports across the lifespan of all people with ASD.

Click here to read Autism Ontario's response

   Posted June 28, 2016
Behind Closed Doors

Autism Ontario – Niagara Region Chapter is happy to announce that we will be taking part in the Pen Centre’s 2nd annual Behind Closed Doors Sale!

This event takes place Saturday September 10th from 7:30-10:30pm and promises to be an unforgettable shopping experience!

Seven local charities will be selling the tickets for this exclusive evening of shopping, with each charity keeping 100% of their ticket sales.

If you are thinking about attending this event, please consider supporting Autism Ontario by purchasing your tickets through our local Chapter office and encouraging your friends and family to do the same!

Tickets are only $5.00 a piece and grant you access to fantastic sale prices in all the Pen Centre stores, as well as other great perks such as free samples, musical entertainment, and a chance to win a $1,000.00 shopping spree.


To purchase tickets please contact Jordan Shaw either by phone at 905-682-2776 ext. 204 or stop by the Chapter office Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:00 at 36 Page. St. Suite 401, St. Catharines, ON L2R 4A7.

Tickets are one per person. Children 10 and under are free. Tickets bought at the door the night of are $10.00 each with the proceeds being split amongst the participating charities.

   Posted June 8, 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
Click here to see the event poster.Grantham Lion's Club Food Festival

Come on out and enjoy a delicious day of food and drinks at the Grantham Lion's Club Food Festival!

Enjoy entertainment and yummy eats, plus buy a ticket for the 50/50 draw to support Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter. Tickets are only $5 and you could win up to $2500!

Can't make it to the event but still want to buy a raffle ticket for your chance to win? Contact Jordan Shaw at 905-682-2776 ext. 204 or to pre-purchase a 50/50 ticket.

Click here to see the event poster.

   Posted July 20, 2016
Please click here for more details or to register if you will be attending.Volunteer Appreciation BBQ

Have you volunteered your time and donated your talents to help support the work of Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter?

If so, then you're invited to join us for the first annual Volunteer Appreciation BBQ!

Whether you volunteered one time or a hundred times, we want to celebrate ALL the amazing people who help us make a positive difference in our community!

Please click here for more details or to register if you will be attending.

   Posted July 4, 2016
Click here for more information about this shopping event.Sensory Friendly Shopping at Leon's

If you and/or a family member have ASD, register today to attend Leon’s special sensory friendly shopping experience! Enjoy the Scratch n’ Save Sale taking place that weekend without the hustle, bustle and sensory overload caused by the sale crowds during regular hours of operation. The sensory friendly shopping times will offer Autism Ontario families the chance to enjoy the sale in a relaxing atmosphere.

Register to attend 1 of the 2 sensory friendly shopping experiences:

- Saturday August 6th from 6:30pm-8:30pm
- Sunday August 7th from 9:00am-11:00am

To register contact Jordan Shaw at 905-682-2776 ext. 204 or email

Click here for more information about this shopping event.

   Posted June 20, 2016
Autism Ontario Statement, Resources and FAQ's Regarding the Ontario Autism Program Changes

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 June 20, 2016
Good News Stories

Click the links below to read some of the good news stories featured in our E-news. Learn about what your own neighbours are doing to make a positive difference in our community!

1) Can I Help Who's Next?

2) Inspiring Youth

3) Sophie's Lilacs

4) A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood

5) Creating A World Of Acceptance: One T-shirt At A Time

6) Team 905 Cycling: Riding For A Reason

   Posted June 20, 2016
Click here to watch the video!New Video Resource for Customer Service Representatives

Autism Ontario is working hard with our community partners to make Ontario a more inclusive place for adults on the spectrum. We are so proud to present our latest resource to assist customer service representatives, and other service professionals when they provide services or support to people with autism spectrum disorder. Click here to watch the video!

   Posted January 20, 2016
click here.INSPIRING POTENTIAL - Autism Awareness Documentary

Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter is proud to present our autism awareness documentary titled "Inspiring Potential".

Created in 2015 by a team of talented and dedicated students from Niagara College, this film takes an in-depth look at the lives of five Niagara Region families that have been touched by autism.

To view the film, please click here.

   Posted October 26, 2015
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