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Attention all Thomas & Friends Lovers! 

The animators of Thomas and Friends have invited us to join them for a special screening of their new special “The Great Race”! Join us for this one-of-a-kind event! See this new special before anyone else and meet the team behind this beloved show!

WHEN: July 9th from 11am – 1pm

WHERE: Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond St W, Toronto.

This will be a sensory friendly screening.  Seating opens at 10:30am.   Registration opens on Sunday, June 26th at 8pm and closes when full.  

To register CLICK HERE

Click here to see the Brochure


Les animateurs de l’émission Thomas et ses amis nous invitent à une projection spéciale de leur toute nouvelle production The Great Race!  Joignez-vous à nous pour une activité unique en son genre!  Voyez cette nouvelle production spéciale avant tout le monde et venez rencontrer l’équipe responsable de cette émission « chouchou »!

Le 9 juillet, de 11 h à 13 h

Cinéma de la Banque Scotia, 259, rue Richmond Ouest, Toronto.

Cette projection se fera dans un environnement sensoriel agréable. Vous pourrez prendre place dans la salle dès 10 h 30.  La période d’inscription débutera le dimanche 26 juin 2016 à 20 h et se terminera lorsque toutes les places auront été attribuées.


Inscrivez-vous ici

Cliquez ici pour voir la brochure

teen art imageTeen Event: Art Class / Activité pour les ados - Atelier de création artistique

Go crazy with bright colours and create your own self-portrait with personal icons.Take a look at the world of "Pop Art" and learn about famous artists of the 1960's. Explore the style of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, students will study the many aspects of portraiture painting and the pop art movement. 

WHEN: Sundays from July 10 to August 28, 2016

WHERE: 291A Jane Street, Toronto

Price: $62 Per Person, REGISTER HERE

Click here to see the brochure 

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


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

Children's Development GroupCDG Summer Day Camp Programs 2016

  • Mini Discovery & Adventure Camp - Ages 2 - 6 years
  • Discovery & Adventure Camp -Ages 7 - 13 years
  • Sports Camp – Age 18 months – 5 years and Ages 6–12 years (NEW!)
  • Leadership Camp - Ages 14 - 17 years
  • Vocational Training - Ages 15 - 20 years


RSVP BY: June 10, 2016

LOCATION: Children's Development Group, 9875 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3Y3

TEL: , FAX: (905) 237-6575

PREREQUISITES: If CDG is unfamiliar with the participant, he/she must attend an initial screening to determine if this program is appropriate for the participant

COST: Call for pricing





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.




Autism Ontario invites children with autism and their families to enjoy a Jr. Jays Blue Jays Game against the Seattle Mariners. Jr. Jays Saturdays offer a number of exciting activities for children before, during, and after the game.

WHEN: Saturday, July 23, 2016 Blue Jays Game vs. Seattle Mariners begins at 1pm

LOCATION: Rogers Centre, Toronto (At the corner of Front and John Streets, west of the CN Tower)

DETAILS: Autism Ontario’s admission booth, located near the GATE 4 ENTRANCE, will be open from 11:45 am -1pm on game day, Saturday, July 23, to pick up your tickets. After 1pm, tickets will no longer be available.

COST: (Price is for seats only at the 200 level-does not include parking, food, etc.)

  • $15 – for age 14 and under
  • $25 – for age 15 and up

REGISTRATION: In order to secure tickets, one MUST register and pay for the appropriate number of tickets requested. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Family Blue Jays Game



Click here to see the Brochure








WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 2016

Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact game starts at 7:30pm

PLUS: Ticket includes access to the CNE for the day!

WHERE: BMO Field, CNE Grounds, 170 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, ON


(Price is for seats in section 205-210 and admission for the day to the CNE. Does not include parking, food, rides, etc.) 


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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 - SUMMER 2016 

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


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.

Contact our Autism Outreach Coordinator Meggie,to learn more about Ready, Willing and Able and how you can access these exclusive employment opportunities.

416-322-7877 ext. 240

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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