Dear Toronto Chapter Family and Friends,
April 2nd marked the 2nd Annual Raising of the Flag event in honour of World Autism Awareness Day. The Toronto Chapter and Autism Ontario Head Office were very busy. The day started at the Toronto Stock Exchange where many staff members from Autism Ontario and Toronto Chapter volunteers were greeted by personnel at the Stock Exchange. Nico Veliz, Marti Veliz’s son was chosen to press the LCD button to start the day’s Stock Market.

You tube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnovfdv29Sg

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Dear Toronto Chapter Family and Friends:
April 2nd marks World Autism Awareness Day.

The Toronto Chapter will be celebrating the 2nd Annual Raising of the Flag ceremony being held at 12 noon at City Hall (Queen/Bay Sts) followed by a reception. All are welcome, we hope to see you there.


TCDSB hosts an “Autism Awareness Night” at the Catholic School Board, 80 Sheppard Avenue East between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.   The theme of the evening is “Looking Ahead Together: Building Success for Students with Autism”.  There will be representatives from various organizations and guest speakers who will address the steps needed in order to prepare students with Autism for life after high school.  Community partners, including Autism Ontario Toronto Chapter will be setting up information booths for parents and staff who are invited to attend.


tshirtThe Toronto Chapter has a limited order of “I Love Someone with Autism” t-shirts (black) and chapter logo on the back. T-shirts will be on sale for $10/ea in support of World Autism Awareness Day. T-shirts will be sold on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested, please email the Chapter at Toronto@autismontario.com or if you are attending the TCDSB Autism Awareness Night, we’ll have t-shirts for sale there too.

There have been some recent changes to the Toronto Chapter Leadership Council. Due to personal reasons Ginny Pearce has stepped down from her CLC President role only; she remains an active Chapter member and we are happy of her continued commitment to Autism Awareness and the Toronto Chapter!  We are happy to announce Janice Yuen as Interim Chapter Leadership President for the balance of the 2013-2014 term.
The Toronto Chapter Leadership is comprised of:
President: Janice Yuen
Lucy Heard: Secretary
Marti Veliz: Treasurer
Tahira Ikram: Chair of Events
Ginny Pearce: Member at Large

Upcoming Event:
The Toronto Chapter will be taking part in the upcoming Mississauga Marathon, being held May 3rd and May 4th. The Toronto Chapter is coming together to raise funds and, awareness as we continue to support families living with Autism in the GTA!! Join our Toronto Chapter team! To register, click the link below and follow the prompts.
Note there is a registration fee to participate and fee is not income tax deductible. Your CLC will be participating in the Starbucks Hazel 5km marathon.

http://www.mississaugamarathon.com/event_mississauga_marathon.shtml

Can’t join us that day but interested in making a donation, no problem! Click the link below, scroll till you see the 2014 Charity Partners. Autism Ontario is listed as the 2nd Charity Partner on the list. All money raised will assist with 2014/2015 Toronto Chapter initiatives. We cannot do this without your support! See you there!

http://www.mississaugamarathon.com/charities.shtml

 

Thank you!

 

Your Toronto Chapter Leadership Council,

Janice

Lucy

Marti

Tahira

Ginny

 


 

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 Toronto@autismontario.com 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


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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.
http://www.ttc.ca/Fares_and_passes/Support_Person_Card/index.jsp


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Match Muki Family Community Outreach Program

Following a successful cycle the MukiBaum Foundation and Autism Ontario Toronto Chapter have decided to offer another joint cycle of the program this fall. This program provides low-cost, high impact programming for children with complex needs, enabling them to experience new activities alongside their parents and siblings, to improve social and verbal ability, and to express themselves creatively.

When:  Tuesdays from 5:45pm-7:45pm. Starts on October 22nd, 2013.
Cost for 15 session is $300. Autism Ontario –Toronto chapter members will be get a subsidy of $80* per registered individual with ASD. Please provide the membership ID # when registering.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to see the poster


Creativity Program

Autism Ontario Toronto Chapter in partnership with the MukiBaum Foundation are offering the Creativity Program, an art education program for individuals with autism 18 years of age and older. If there is some interest among teens, older teen applicants may also be accepted into this arts education program based on the intake assessment of needs & program suitability.
Schedule:  Starting on September 11th, 2013 & Each Wednesday (Mondays are optional per demand.)
From 3:00-6:00pm
Cost:  $185 per person for the month

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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The Social/Friendship Connection Program offered by the MukiBaum Foundation

When: Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Starts on September 11th, 2013.
Cost: $200 per month.

For Registration:
http://www.mukibaumfoundation.com/community-programs/friendship-connection/

With questions about this program, please contact Einat Enbar at 416-661-8222416-661-8222 or via email einat@mukubaumfoundation.com


Chapter Events

April 26 - Teen Event at Montgomery's Inn
April 27 - Théâtre français de Toronto présente Les Précieuses Ridicules
May 3 & 4 - Toronto- Consultation privée et gratuite avec Isabelle Hénault
May 24 - An Art Class at 4Cats
May 24 - Teen Event - Golf Lessons at the Driving Range


Autism Ontario - Toronto - Teen Event at Montgomery's InnTeen Event at Montgomery's Inn

Bring your teens out for a historical tour, crafts, and pizza!

Experience the Inn as a place of shelter and hospitality, where early immigrants shared stories of travel and settlement.  Explore the Inn as it looked in its heyday, and cook in the historic kitchen, comparing culinary traditions, techniques and tastes.

DATE: Saturday, 26 April 2014
TIME:
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Montgomery's Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON M9A 1A8
COST: FREE! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme.)

Registration opens Friday, March 28, 2014 at 8 am and closes when full.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Autisme Ontario : Théâtre français de Toronto présente Les...Théâtre français de Toronto présente Les Précieuses Ridicules

Venez assister à une courte pièce de théâtre écrite par Molière en 1659!

DATE: Dimanche 27 avril 2014
TIME: de 14h 00 à 16 h 15
LOCATION: Théâtre français de Toronto, 26, rue Berkeley
Toronto, ON M5A 2W3

COST: Gratuit! (Les frais d’entrée seront payés par le programme Potentiel d’Autisme Ontario.Stationnement à vos frais.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Autisme Ontario: Toronto- Consultation privée et gratuite...Toronto- Consultation privée et gratuite avec Isabelle Hénault

Dre Hénault offre une consultation privée et gratuite aux parents d’un enfant autiste.  Vous pouvez profiter de cette consultation pour vous et votre enfant, en complétant l'inscription. La coordonnatrice des évènements vous confirmera l'heure exacte de votre rendez-vous.

DATE: Le samedi et le dimanche 3 et 4 mai 2014
TIME: de 9 h à 16 h 00
LOCATION: Bureau provincial d'Autisme Ontario,1179, rue Kings ouest bureau 004 (au sous-sol), Toronto, ON M6K 3C5
COST: Gratuit! (Les frais d’entrée seront payés par le programme Potentiel d’Autisme Ontario.Stationnement à vos frais.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Autism Ontario - Toronto - An Art Class at 4Cats!An Art Class at 4Cats

Create a wonderful family keepsake during this fun-filled event!  Families will design and create their own clay art piece together.

DATE: Saturday, 24 May 2014
TIME:
from 1:00 PM to 2:15
LOCATION: 4Cats, 1823 Avenue Rd.,Toronto, ON M5M 3Z4
COST: FREE! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme.)

Registration opens Friday, March 28, 2014 at 8 am and closes when full.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to see the poster


Autism Ontario - Toronto - Teen Event - Golf Lessons at the...Teen Event - Golf Lessons at the Driving Range

An event for teens with ASD between the ages of 12 - 18!

DATE: Saturday, 24 May 2014
TIME:
from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Markham Golf Dome, 150 Burncrest Rd.,Markham, ON L3R 0B7
COST: FREE! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme.)

Registration opens Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 8 am and closes when full.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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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!


 

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Email: toronto@autismontario.com
Address: Autism Ontario-Toronto
1032 Pape Avenue
P.O. Box 60007
Toronto ON M4K 3Z3

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