Online engagement sessions | Séances d’information en ligne

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services invites you to attend an interactive online engagement session about the recent changes to autism services. These online engagement sessions have been developed to provide you with information and respond to your questions. 

Here are the dates and times of upcoming online sessions: 

Monday, April 11th – 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Wednesday, April 13th – 7 – 8 pm
Thursday, April 14th 7 – 8 pm
Wednesday, April 20th – 7 – 8 pm (Note: this session will be accessible for those who are hearing impaired)
Tuesday, April 26th 7 – 8:30 pm (Note: this session will be conducted in French)
Wednesday, April 27th – 7 – 8 pm

Any questions that you may have about your child’s specific situation should be directed to your local autism service provider. 

To register, please visit for more information. 

Le ministère des Services à l’enfance et à la jeunesse vous invite à assister à une séance d’information interactive en ligne concernant les récentes modifications apportées aux services en matière d’autisme. Ces séances ont pour objectif de diffuser des renseignements et de répondre à vos questions. 

Voici les dates et heures des prochaines séances : 

Lundi 11 avril, de 19 h 30 à 20 h 30
Mercredi 13 avril, de 19 h à 20 h
Jeudi 14 avril, de 19 h à 20 h
Mercredi 20 avril, de 19 h à 20 h (séance accessible aux malentendants)
Mardi 26 avril, de 19 h à 20 h 30 (séance en français)
Mercredi 27 avril, de 19 h à 20 h

Pour vous renseigner ou vous inscrire, visitez

Toutes les questions que vous pourriez avoir concernant la situation particulière de votre enfant doivent être adressées à votre fournisseur local de services en matière d’autisme. 

Wizard Mode

Win Free Tickets to WIZARD MODE!

Hot Docs and Autism Ontario Toronto invite you to enter for a chance to win a double pass to the opening night screening of WIZARD MODE. This feature documentary is a candid personal perspective on autism through the life of one of the world’s greatest pinball players. The film follows Robert as he seeks to balance his quest to become a world pinball champion and his growing real world responsibilities, culminating at the largest pinball tournament in the world, Pinburgh, in Pittsburgh, PA.

Opening Night Screening

WHEN: Monday, May 2 at 7:15 PM
LOCATION: Scotiabank Theatre

To participate in this contest and have a chance to win a free movie pass valid for 2 people, please submit your entry until Saturday, April 23, 2016. Winners will be randomly selected at the end of the contest and will be notified by e-mail.

Enter Contest here




Autism in LoveAUTISM IN LOVE

Co-presenters: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Autism Ontario

AUTISM IN LOVE by Matt Fuller is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives of four autistic adults as they pursue and manage romantic relationships. This feature documentary is preceded by the short film PERFECT about a man who meets with his psychologist after what he considered to be a disastrous first date due to his involuntary tics.


WHEN: Friday, May 13, 6:30pm

LOCATION: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

DETAILS: Wheelchair accessible, open captions, sensory friendly


  • $12 Regular admission
  • $8 Students, Seniors, Fixed Income
  • Groups of 6 or more - $8 per ticket with code RAFF2016

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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.

 Chapter Events

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

MNjcc LogoActive Kids

Did you know that we’re partnering with Miles Nadal JCC to offer some great, active programming for children? Special discounts are available to all our families who give the coupon code: "fair play" when registering. 
See brochure for more dates, times, and all the important info.

Click here to see the brochure


Blue background with the words Everyday Friends Social NetworkEveryday Friends: Social Network

In partnership with Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre 

October - June, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Come on out on the first Thursday of the month, meet new people, connect and hang out.
Programs designed by the Youth Advisory Access Committee - programs for you, by you!
Games nights, Pool nights, Basketball, Pottery, Cooking. 
$150 for the year; $18 drop-in
Group will be facilitated.
Designed for youth 15-29 with developmental disabilities and ASD, open to all.

For more information, contact Liviya Mendelsohn at 416-924-6211416-924-6211 x330 or

CLICK HERE to see the flyer 


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 - Ginny Pearce           
Address: Autism Ontario Toronto, PO BOX 55570 Cedar Heights, Scarborough, ON, M1H 3G7
Ph: 1-866-925-99691-866-925-9969 FREE


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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