Summer Program/Camp Subsidy - Autism Ontario Toronto

The Toronto Chapter is excited to announce that it will be providing a $100/family subsidy to 25 Toronto Chapter members so that your ASD children/adults can participate in any summer camp or summer program.

WHEN: The subsidy is for participation/registration in a program that occurs between July 1st and August 31st 2016

Please read all criteria before you register! Click here to register for Summer Program/Camp Subsidy

Not a member? No problem! It is only $50.00 for a year’s membership and it is easy to become a member to take advantage of this and other subsidies theToronto Chapter offers. Once you apply to become a member you can apply for the subsidy. Click here to become a new member

Everyday Friendseveryday friends

Come out on the First & Third Thursday of the month to meet new people, connect, and hang out from 7-9pm! Do things you love with people who love it too. Programs designed by the Youth Advisory Access Committee-programs for you by you! Games nights, Pool nights, Cooking, Basketball, & Much More!

WHEN: Starting September and ending in June. First & Third Thursday of the month from 7-9pm

WHERE: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. 750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto Ontario M5S 2J2

PRICE: Drop In $18.00 or $600 for the Year

Click HERE for more information and How to apply


Are you  an independent young adult -  between the ages of 19-25 - and looking for a group of like-minded individuals to make friends and do interesting activities together?

 If so, see the poster for more information.


Are you an adult with ASD over the age of 18 looking for financial supports?

Find out more & apply for Autism Ontario’s Building Brighter Future’s Fund HERE




P.A. DAY Program for November 25/2016

WHEN: November 25/2016

WHERE: Children's Development Group, 9875 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3Y3

REGISTER: Contact Debbie at (905) 237-6717 

Click HERE to see the Flyer for more details


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Find The Artist In You! 8 Week Teen Art Class

“Go crazy with bright colours and create your own self portrait with personal icons.  Take a look at the world of "PopArt” and learn about famous artists of the 1960’s. Explore the style of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, student will study the many aspect of portraiture painting and the pop art movement.” 

WHEN: 8 Weeks, September 25th-Nov 10th; 2:00pm-4:45pm

CLICK HERE to Register

WHERE: High Park Day School, 291A Jane St., Toronto, ON, Canada 

PRICE: $154.00 payable on first day of classes

NOTE:  This event is open to teens ages 14+.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Participants need to be able to work independently and follow instructions throughout these classes 


Body Positive Story Telling

Introduces Youth (16-25) of all abilities to the power of theater, improve, and story telling! Explore identity, body-positivity, gender, sexuality, consent and relationships. Program culminates in an original performance!! 


WHEN: September 22 – Dec 1 (No Classes Nov 17)

WHERE: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. 750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto Ontario M5S 2J2

PRICE: $35.00 for 10 Weeks. Faciliated by Canvas Arts Action Programs

Find more information and how to register HERE

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Children's Development Group


9875 Leslie St. 

Richmond Hill, ON

L4B 3Y3 



Yoga Classes

Yoga will help to improve your child’s flexibility, strength and coordination. It is a non-competitive activity, which at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness. Participants will also learn how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques which will assist with emotional regulation. Best of all it will be run by an instructor who’s passion is working with children and makes her lessons FUN through lighthearted yoga activities, games and partner yoga. 

WHEN: October 15 - December 17/2016, Saturdays, 12:30pm-1:30pm

PRICE: Fall/Winter $225 (Special Value!) 


Friendship Club

Friendship Club is designed to teach social skills interaction and social communication to kids between ages 2 years- 13 years. Younger kids are taught how to play and communicate with peers while the older group is taught to engage in meaningful and age appropriate social dialogue with peers. Continuous participation in the friendship club will help participants develop real, lasting friendships. An example of skills taught include, conversational skills, interactive play/dialogue and emotional regulation. This program will be divided into 2 groups: Mini Friendship Club ages 2-6 and

Youth Friendship Club ages 7-13. Please note that developmental level will also be taken into consideration.

Our new instructor of this program is a certified Montessori teacher and IBI therapist with 7 years of experience teaching children and youth. She is the perfect combination of caring, gentle, friendly and FUN!

WHEN: October 15 - December 17/2016, Saturdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm

PRICE: Fall/Winter $340


Rhythm and Wiggle

Rhythm and Wiggle will carry participants through musical exploration and artistic expression. Children will enjoy vocal play, song, movement, rhythm and exercises which enhance coordination skills and will give everyone something to dance, move and smile about. Classes encourage sharing and socialization in group activities which builds self-control, confidence and communication skills. Imitating sounds, rhyming and singing help foster language skills while creative movement to music develops a sense of timing, balance and an awareness of the space around them.

WHEN: October 15 - December 17/2016, Saturdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

PRICE: Fall/Winter $220


Art Classes

Let loose your child’s creativity!

There is no limit to a child’s imagination. With the use of drawing, painting and experimentation with a variety of materials and artist’s tools, the possibilities are endless. Participants will learn about colour, mixing colours, textures, shapes etc.

Our art classes also teach decision making/choices, refines motor skills and builds confidence. Students will learn to explore and trust their creative instincts. Each participant will bring home a masterpiece they have created for family and friends to enjoy!

WHEN: October 15 - December 17/2016, Saturdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm

PRICE: Fall/Winter $250


Piano Lessons

Piano lessons will be held on Saturdays or Sundays and will be led by our creative and fun music instructor. Our instructor will engage kids in rhythm and melody. Lessons will be a half hour, for 10 weeks. 

WHEN: October 15 - December 17/2016, Saturdaysor Sundays, Hallf hour sessions

PRICE: Fall/Winter $350


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Lil Strikers Fall

Special Olympics Ontario and Lil' Strikers are partnering to provide athletes the opportunity to learn to play soccer through fun activities and cooperative play in a positive and fun environment.

12 week session, starting Saturday, October 15, 2016

WHERE: Soccerworld, 176 Cherry St., Toronto, On

COST: $180 plus HST 


For any inquiries please EMAIL

Click here to see the brochure


Track and Field

Special Olympics Ontario is proud to partner with Etobicoke Track and Field to offer athletes with an intellectual disability the opportunity to a wide variety of track and field programs with a discounted yearly membership.


Click HERE to see the brochure

For any inquiries please EMAIL


Youth Swim Program

Special Olympics Ontario and the North York Aquatics Club are partnering to provide the opportunity for young athletes with an intellectual disabilty to particpate in a local swim program. Athletes will need to demonstrate the ability to swim a minimum of 25 metres using the front crawl.

15 week Swim Progam, starting Saturday, October 15, 2016. 

WHERE: Forest Hill Collegiate Pool, 730 Eglington Ave. W., Toronto, On

Cost: $275.00 


Click HERE to see the Brochure

For any inquiries please EMAIL


Mumba Youth Development 10 Week Youth Basketball Program

Location: Bayview Fairways Public School

Begins Oct 11, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Fee: $200



NTSC soccer 2016NTSC Special Olympics Soccer

WHEN: Sundays from Oct 23 to Dec 18, 2016

  • 1:00pm,ages 6- 12yrs
  • 2:00pm, ages 13-18yrs

WHERE: Northern Secondary School, 851 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 2L5

PRICE: $90

Visit the Website

Email HERE 

CLICK HERE to see the Brochure

Come see the Stanley Cup! Hockey Hall of Famehockey hall of fame

WHEN: Sunday, November 6th, 2016 between 1pm and 3pm

Come spend the afternoon at the Hockey Hall of Fame and learn everything there is to know about Hockey! You are welcome to come and go at your leisure. 

Registration opens October 31st @ 11:00am. Tickets are first come first serve. Please note this event sells out quickly! CLICK HERE to Register

Click here to see the Poster! (Bilingual)

Venez voir la Coupe Stanley! Temple de la renommée du hockey

Autisme Ontario invite les familles d’enfants autistes à venir passer un après- midi au Temple de la renommée du hockey!


 Tous les panneaux accompagnant les expositions sont en français. Dans la zone interactive, vous pouvez écouter un extrait de match en français, puis enregistrer votre propre version! Par la suite, vous pouvez vous l’envoyer par courriel.

Le dimanche 6 novembre 2016, entre 13h et 15h

Inscription obligatoire avant le 31 octobre 2016

potential programmeWebinar – Growing with ASD: Transition Planning from Diagnosis to Adulthood

This webinar will focus on transition planning for your child. How do you start? What types of activities help ease transitions? What kinds of resources are available to families around supporting transitions? These questions (in addition to many more) will be answered in this panel discussion by Pat Kearns, LB Brown, and Alicia Romain.

LIVE ONLINE: Friday, November 18th, 2016 from noon - 1pm 


Click here to see the POSTER

teen skyzone 16Teen Skyzone Trampoline Event

WHEN: Nov 19th 2pm-3:30pm

WHERE: Skyzone East York, 45, Esander Street, Toronto, ON M4G 4C5

COST: Free

Registration Opens: Nov 7/2016 - CLICK HERE to Register

Moana 2DMovie Morning: Moana 2D

Bring out the whole family for a fun movie morning to Moana in 2D!

We will have exclusive use of the theatre and will have lights and sound adjusted for sensory differences.  Please join us.

WHEN: Nov 26th 9am-12pm , Movie Starts at 10am.

WHERE: Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Tower Centre, 22 Lebovic Avenue

Scarborough, ON M1L 4V9

Registration Opens: Nov 1, CLICK HERE to Register



PEERS young adultsPeers Group for Young Adults 

Autism Ontario in partnership with The Redpath Centre is proud to offer a Peers Group for Young Adults begining in January 2017!

This 16 week course is an evidence-based, caregiver-assisted social skills  intervention for young adults 18-30 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and other social and behavioural problems.

WHEN: Tuesday, 3 January 2017 at 6:30 PM - Tuesday, 18 April 2017 at 8:00 PM (EST) 

WHERE: The Redpath Centre - 40 Holly Street #201, Toronto, ON M4S 3C3 

PRICE: $322 for members, $644 for non-members

Click Here to REGISTER, and to see more details, including pre-requisites

Click here to see the Brochure 

anxiety webinarWebinar: Anxiety, Play, and ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) with Leslie Cohen


Although anxiety can be a lifelong challenge for many people with autism, there are a number of effective behavioural supports that can really help. These supports can help children and adults learn to manage their anxiety more successfully as they engage with peers, family, school, and community.

DETAILS: This webinar is designed for parents, school staff, therapists, SLPs and OTs who want to learn more about behavioural techniques, both for reducing and managing anxiety experienced by people with ASD of all ages and for supporting successful, satisfying play for children.

Didn't get a chance to watch Leslie Cohen's webinar? Don't worry! You can watch the recorded version here.


ignite fitnessIgnite Fitness Possibilities

Who: Youth in Grades 1-3 with and without disabilities. 

What: 16 week fitness program for $80.00. Igniting Fitness Possibilities (IFP) is a new community-based pilot program that hopes to inspire youth with and without disabilities to get more active. Designed to inspire children to make friends, get moving, and have fun!

When: July 10th – November 20th every Sunday from 2-3pm. 16 week program

Where: Miles Nadal JCC. In collaboration with the developers of the program at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (University of Toronto) and at Bloorview Research Institute in Toronto

How: For Registration and more details CLICK HERE



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Every1Games continues to offer exclusive discounts to Autism Ontario members and promotes the Toronto Chapter membership to grow our communities together.

Please, see the poster below  for our partnership with Every1Games and their programming.

Click HERE to see the poster - FALL 2016 (once open, click on image to enlarge)

Creative Production Program - October 1st 

CONTACT: Matt Cole

HCARDD - Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilties

Ontario Health Care Research in Developmental Disability (HCARDD) have recently developed a resource to direct families to the tools they might need when navigating the healthcare system. It walks families through the sound, evidence-based research being done in Ontario to effectively support families in the healthcare system, paying close attention to mental health, transitions, women and aging.  This resource includes tools developed specifically for caregivers and helpful communication tools to support working collaboratively with hospitals.

Click here to see HCARDD 101  resource


PEERS is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated adolescents in high school (and their parents) with high functioning ASD who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends.  

Are you and your teen interested in being a part of the next PEERS program in the Toronto area (to take place in the spring)?  Contact Christa ( )  to have your name added to the notification list. Note: this program requires a pre-interview and intake session; not all families interested will be accepted into the program.



Thank you to our Members!

The Toronto Chapter would like to thank our dedicated Chapter members for all your support throughout the years. Without you, we would not be here. To our non-members, if you would like to take advantage of subsidies, reduced cost at events etc. become a Toronto Chapter member now. Join and be part to Autism Ontario Toronto Chapter Family. You can register on line by clicking here

Click “Join Now” button on your computer, select “Toronto” under “Become a Member of Autism Ontario”, it’s that easy!

Membership & Support Opportunities

Wishing you and your families a safe and fun-filled summer. Here’s to meeting you at our upcoming events!

Toronto Chapter
Chapter President - Ginny Pearce           
Address: Autism Ontario Toronto, PO BOX 55570 Cedar Heights, Scarborough, ON, M1H 3G7
Ph: 1-866-925-9969



ready willing and ableReady, Willing and Able

Are you looking for employment in the Greater Toronto Area?

Geneva Centre for Autism and Kerry’s Place Autism Services, in collaboration with Ready, Willing and Able are working to connect job seekers with Autism Spectrum Disorder to paid employment opportunities in your community.

Our local Autism Outreach Coordinators can support you in navigating your path to employment by connecting you with:


  • A range of employment opportunities in a variety of industries
  • Community agencies that provide post-secondary, pre-employment and on-the-job supports
  • Any additional supports or accommodations that may be needed on the job


CLICK HERE to start your Application

Ready, Willing and Able is an initiative that generates job opportunities for people who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum, in a variety of industries and sectors. Ready, Willing and Able will help you navigate your path to employment and connect you to supports you may need along the way within Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.


Daria Petrovic - Autism Outreach Coordinator 
416-322-7877 ext. 240,

Visit the website HERE

Click here for Details



Dear Members and Guests,
The Toronto Chapter is more than happy to share information regarding our Autism community.
If you wish us to share your information the Toronto Chapter asks to please forward all pertinent information via email (include necessary links, pdf etc.) to for sharing. Please include consent to share said information.
If the information you wish to share is something received from another source, please ensure that consent to share has been provided.

Thank you,
Your Chapter CLC



Second Language Parent Mentorship Program

Would you like to connect with other parents of children with autism who speak your language?

Learn about the Second Language Parent Membership Program. This program helps parents/caregivers of a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) connect to other parent/caregivers of children with ASD who speak their language either in person or by telephone.

CLICK HERE to see the poster


TTC_logoGreat news!

Effective January 1, 2014, a support person accompanying a person with a disability will not be required to pay a fare when travelling on the TTC.
Customers with disabilities who travel with a support person on the TTC must apply for a TTC Support Person Assistance Card to be eligible for this fare exemption. A support person is someone who assists the card holder with communication, mobility, From January 1, 2014 to March 29, 2014, TTC will permit a support person to travel with a paying customer on an honour system. Starting Sunday, March 30, customers will require a Support Person Assistance Card in order for the support person to travel with the card holder on a single fare.


Potential_Programme_logoPotential Programme now available!


The Potential Programme is a unique service from Autism Ontario designed to directly support all Ontario families, parents and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

This programme provides support through greater access to ASD experts in their communities and to provide supportive community-based learning opportunities for children with ASD.

Learn more about the Programme.

WANTED: Your Ideas for Social Learning Opportunities
We welcome your ideas for Social Learning Opportunities funded through Autism Ontario's Potential Programme.

Click here to learn how you can share your ideas with us!


Office Phone: 1 (866) 925-9969
Address: Autism Ontario Toronto
PO BOX 55570 Cedar Heights
Scarborough, ON
M1H 3G7

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