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Dear Autism Ontario – Toronto Chapter member,


Autism Ontario Toronto 2015-2016 Chapter Leadership Council (CLC) at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday May 19, 2015 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The election will be held at the Toronto Catholic District School Board office at 80 Sheppard Avenue East – across from the Sheppard TTC station - between 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Refreshments will be served and Door Prizes will be won.
WONDERLAND FAMILY PASS will be given away as a draw prize.

We are excited to announce that our guest speakers will be Maureen Barnes, BEd MA, Manager, Learning Disability Services and Raymond Peart, MEd, PhD Candidate, Learning Disabilities Services, York University who will be presenting 'Strengthening transitions for students with ASD'.

CLICK HERE for more information

Nomination Form


cosplay.jpgCosplay program

We're excited to offer a Cosplay program in partnership with Every1Games!

Ever wish you were a superhero? Do you like zombies? Always wanted to be a character from your favourite game or TV show? Is halloween your favourite holiday?  Join us for an exciting new program at Every1Games. Cosplay, short for costume-play, is a form of self-expression, the art of dressing-up to show love for a particular video game, anime, comic and more, it is becoming a big hobby among fans.

This is a 6 week group for individuals with ASD between the ages of 12-25. Subsidized cost: $200.
For more info and to register go to:

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Friendship Lab

Children and their parents/guardians are invited to participate in a social skills intervention targeting Theory of Mind, also known as perspective-taking or social thinking and friendship-making skills. This intervention will run for 9 weeks (dates below). Children and parents/guardians will both participate in one hour sessions simultaneously. Children will receive instruction related to the understanding of other people and will practice using social thinking strategies through role play and games. Parents will receive instruction in how to support their child’s development of Theory of Mind and social skills.

Times / Dates: The group will meet Saturday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 am on the following dates: March 28, April 11, 18, May 2, 9, 23, 30, June 6 & 13.  (Breaks for long weekends & the weekend of April 25)

CLICK HERE for more information

Autism Teenage Partnership

Autism Teenage Partnership presents Autism Teen Nights!

Autism Teenage Partnership is an organization that runs a program where teens diagnosed with autism join in for a social night filled activities and fun.

CLICK HERE to see the flyer

ClICK HERE to see JansonC Autism Teenage Partnership Poster

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 - Matthew Wark           
Chair of Events - Marti Veliz         

Address: 1032 Pape Ave, PO Box 60007, Toronto, ON, M4K 3Z3
Ph: 1-866-925-9969

Chapter Events

May 20 - Webinaire provincial - L’anxiété…cette réalité quotidienne et envahissante!
May 28 - Webinar – Transitioning to Adulthood: Employment Strategies and Life Skills for Teens and Young Adults with ASD
May 31 - Teen Sport & Swim Event
June 13 - Teen Mini-Golf and Pizza Party
July 18 - Blue Jays Game

Autisme Ontario : webinaire provincial -...Webinaire provincial - L’anxiété…cette réalité quotidienne et envahissante!

Description de l'atelier:

Cet atelier d’une durée d’une heure, s’adresse aux parents d’enfants et d’adolescents ayant un trouble du spectre de l’autisme (TSA) mais aussi aux professionnels. Le but de l’atelier sera d’introduire les participants aux sujets suivants :

•L’anxiété…définition textuelle
•Les troubles anxieux
•L’anxiété…définitions personnelles
•Quelques signes et symptômes
•L’anxiété et les TSA
•Comment intervenir…pour minimiser les effets paralysants du stress et de l’anxiété

DATE: Mercredi 20 mai 2015 de 19:00 à 20:00
LOCATION: online
Free!! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme)

Click here to REGISTER




Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT

This webinar will feature both Sarah Duhaime and Patricia O’Connor.

Sarah will share practical strategies geared to adolescents and young adults with high functioning ASD and preparing for summer employment or volunteer work including: how to get started on identifying skills/ interests, resume/interview tips, establishing regular routines, and where to job search. Sarah will also describe common and creative workplace accommodations.

Patricia will share information about the Transition To Life Program she has developed, which provides young adults with ASD direct training, coaching support, as well as the social engagement necessary to reach their potential and become contributing members of society. This program has demonstrated that youth and young adults with ASD can achieve meaningful employment, purposeful lifestyles and find a community of acceptance.

Click here to see the poster

Click here to REGISTER

Autism Ontario - Toronto - Teen Sport & Swim EventTeen Sport & Swim Event

Registration opens Monday, May 11th at 8pm and closes when full.

This event includes swim (11am - noon), sports (noon - 1pm), and pizza (1pm - 2pm)

NOTE:  This event is open to teens ages 12+.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  

DATE: Sunday, 31 May 2015 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Ave., Scarborough, ON 
Free!! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme)

Click here to see the poster

Click here to REGISTER



Autism Ontario - Toronto - Teen Mini-Golf and Pizza...Teen Mini-Golf and Pizza Party

Free for families with children with ASD
Gratuit pour les familles d’enfants autistes
This event is open to teens ages 12+

DATE: Saturday, 13 June 2015 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Rinx, 65 Orfus Rd, Toronto, ON M6A L17
Free!! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme)

Click here to see the poster

Click here to REGISTER


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

DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way,Toronto, ON M5V 1J3

Click here to see the poster

Click here to REGISTER


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) 925-99691 (866) 925-9969
Address: Autism Ontario-Toronto
1032 Pape Avenue
P.O. Box 60007
Toronto ON M4K 3Z3

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