Would you like to connect with other parents of children with autism who speak your language?
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
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 (email@example.com ) 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!
Chapter President - Ginny Pearce
Ready, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the website HERE
Free fare for Support Persons accompanying individuals with disability
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. Starting Sunday, March 30, 2014 customers will require a Support Person Assistance Card in order for the support person to travel with the card holder on a single fare.
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!
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.
Your Chapter CLC
Office Phone: 1 (866) 925-9969
Address: Autism Ontario Toronto
PO BOX 55570 Cedar Heights