Family Support Plans

The program is designed to directly support families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through the support of a highly skilled clinical professionals.

Are you connected to all the programs and services available to your child affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Peterborough Chapter area? Is your family receiving all the support you need?

Our Potential Programme Family Support Coordinator is available to meet with parents/guardians to develop a support plan for you and your family. This service is free of charge to any individual or family affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Contact the Potential Programme Family Support Coordinator when you need help to find community support programs, funding and other services. You can also meet with the Potential Programme Family Support Coordinator to talk about how to hire an ABA (behavioural) therapist or respite worker for your child. Parents/guardians are always welcome to attend the parent/caregiver support groups hosted by Autism Ontario Peterborough Chapter, but when you need one-on-one support or more detailed information, our Potential Programme Family Support Coordinator is available to meet with you.

Tiffany MacDonald - Family Support Coordinator - Central East Region

Email or call 905-723-8405

Click HERE to learn even more about Potential Programme events across the province. 

Many of our services, resources and programs are also available in French.  

Pour les services en français, composez le 1-800-472-7789, poste 240 ou envoyez un courriel à

Parent/Caregiver Support Group Meeting

This group meets and provides a safe and supportive environment for parents / caregivers to share their successes and challenges, ask questions and connect with other parents / caregivers. This group is facilitated by Autism Ontario’s Family Support Coordinator in partnership with SnowFlake Therapy Services.

NOTE: This event is intended for adults only. 

The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme.

Bring your childs IEP night

Tue, 14 November 2017 |6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Autism Ontario for our Peterborough Parent Support Group BRING YOUR CHILD'S IEP NIGHT!!!

Please bring your childs/childrens IEP(s) and we can go over them and discuss! Our Family Support Coordinator Tiffany will be on hand to lead the group and help you navigate the IEP.

Planning on attending? Register your attendance here

Summer Camp Planning

Wed, 7 February 2018 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Join Autism Ontario's Potential Programme for our Peterborough Parent Support Group Summer Camp Planning!!

Hoping to send your kids to summer camp? Don't know what to expect or how to prepare? Join our Family Support Coordinator who will help guide you through the process.

Changing the Script

A therapeutic group for adoptive/kinship parents

Through this group, the Adoption Council of Ontario offers adoptive parents a safe forum in which to meet, share their experiences, reflect and problem solve together. Click HERE for more information. 

Tax Tip Guide

This guide was compiled by Graeme Treeby of The Special Needs Planning Group. It is intended for freedistribution to organizations serving the Special Needs Community, clients and friends of The “Special Needs” Planning Group ( and anyone else who may be interested. It is not to be taken as Accounting or Tax advice but rather, as a resource to provide a starting point for your journey through the maze that is Income Tax Preparation and Planning for people with a disability and their families. Click HERE to access the Tax Tips Guide. 


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