Come out on the First & Third Thursday of the month to meet new people, connect, and hang out from 7-9pm! Do things you love with people who love it too. Programs designed by the Youth Advisory Access Committee-programs for you by you! Games nights, Pool nights, Cooking, Basketball, & Much More!
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?
“Go crazy with bright colours and create your own self portrait with personal icons. Take a look at the world of "PopArt” and learn about famous artists of the 1960’s. Explore the style of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, student will study the many aspect of portraiture painting and the pop art movement.”
Body Positive Story Telling
Introduces Youth (16-25) of all abilities to the power of theater, improve, and story telling! Explore identity, body-positivity, gender, sexuality, consent and relationships. Program culminates in an original performance!!
WHEN: September 22 – Dec 1 (No Classes Nov 17)
WHERE: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. 750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto Ontario M5S 2J2
PRICE: $35.00 for 10 Weeks. Faciliated by Canvas Arts Action Programs
Find more information and how to register HERE
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Children's Development Group
9875 Leslie St.
Richmond Hill, ON
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Yoga will help to improve your child’s flexibility, strength and coordination. It is a non-competitive activity, which at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness. Participants will also learn how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques which will assist with emotional regulation. Best of all it will be run by an instructor who’s passion is working with children and makes her lessons FUN through lighthearted yoga activities, games and partner yoga.
WHEN: October 15 - December 17/2016, Saturdays, 12:30pm-1:30pm
PRICE: Fall/Winter $225 (Special Value!)
Friendship Club is designed to teach social skills interaction and social communication to kids between ages 2 years- 13 years. Younger kids are taught how to play and communicate with peers while the older group is taught to engage in meaningful and age appropriate social dialogue with peers. Continuous participation in the friendship club will help participants develop real, lasting friendships. An example of skills taught include, conversational skills, interactive play/dialogue and emotional regulation. This program will be divided into 2 groups: Mini Friendship Club ages 2-6 and
Youth Friendship Club ages 7-13. Please note that developmental level will also be taken into consideration.
Our new instructor of this program is a certified Montessori teacher and IBI therapist with 7 years of experience teaching children and youth. She is the perfect combination of caring, gentle, friendly and FUN!
WHEN: October 15 - December 17/2016, Saturdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm
PRICE: Fall/Winter $340
Rhythm and Wiggle
Rhythm and Wiggle will carry participants through musical exploration and artistic expression. Children will enjoy vocal play, song, movement, rhythm and exercises which enhance coordination skills and will give everyone something to dance, move and smile about. Classes encourage sharing and socialization in group activities which builds self-control, confidence and communication skills. Imitating sounds, rhyming and singing help foster language skills while creative movement to music develops a sense of timing, balance and an awareness of the space around them.
WHEN: October 15 - December 17/2016, Saturdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm
PRICE: Fall/Winter $220
Let loose your child’s creativity!
There is no limit to a child’s imagination. With the use of drawing, painting and experimentation with a variety of materials and artist’s tools, the possibilities are endless. Participants will learn about colour, mixing colours, textures, shapes etc.
Our art classes also teach decision making/choices, refines motor skills and builds confidence. Students will learn to explore and trust their creative instincts. Each participant will bring home a masterpiece they have created for family and friends to enjoy!
WHEN: October 15 - December 17/2016, Saturdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm
PRICE: Fall/Winter $250
Piano lessons will be held on Saturdays or Sundays and will be led by our creative and fun music instructor. Our instructor will engage kids in rhythm and melody. Lessons will be a half hour, for 10 weeks.
WHEN: October 15 - December 17/2016, Saturdaysor Sundays, Hallf hour sessions
PRICE: Fall/Winter $350
Lil Strikers Fall
Special Olympics Ontario and Lil' Strikers are partnering to provide athletes the opportunity to learn to play soccer through fun activities and cooperative play in a positive and fun environment.
12 week session, starting Saturday, October 15, 2016
WHERE: Soccerworld, 176 Cherry St., Toronto, On
COST: $180 plus HST
For any inquiries please EMAIL
Click here to see the brochure
Track and Field
Special Olympics Ontario is proud to partner with Etobicoke Track and Field to offer athletes with an intellectual disability the opportunity to a wide variety of track and field programs with a discounted yearly membership.
Click HERE to see the brochure
For any inquiries please EMAIL
Youth Swim Program
Special Olympics Ontario and the North York Aquatics Club are partnering to provide the opportunity for young athletes with an intellectual disabilty to particpate in a local swim program. Athletes will need to demonstrate the ability to swim a minimum of 25 metres using the front crawl.
15 week Swim Progam, starting Saturday, October 15, 2016.
WHERE: Forest Hill Collegiate Pool, 730 Eglington Ave. W., Toronto, On
Click HERE to see the Brochure
For any inquiries please EMAIL
Mumba Youth Development 10 Week Youth Basketball Program
Location: Bayview Fairways Public School
Begins Oct 11, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
NTSC Special Olympics Soccer
WHEN: Sundays from Oct 23 to Dec 18, 2016
- 1:00pm,ages 6- 12yrs
- 2:00pm, ages 13-18yrs
WHERE: Northern Secondary School, 851 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 2L5
Visit the Website
CLICK HERE to see the Brochure
Come see the Stanley Cup! Hockey Hall of Fame
WHEN: Sunday, November 6th, 2016 between 1pm and 3pm
Come spend the afternoon at the Hockey Hall of Fame and learn everything there is to know about Hockey! You are welcome to come and go at your leisure.
Registration opens October 31st @ 11:00am. Tickets are first come first serve. Please note this event sells out quickly! CLICK HERE to Register
Click here to see the Poster! (Bilingual)
Venez voir la Coupe Stanley! Temple de la renommée du hockey
Autisme Ontario invite les familles d’enfants autistes à venir passer un après- midi au Temple de la renommée du hockey!
Tous les panneaux accompagnant les expositions sont en français. Dans la zone interactive, vous pouvez écouter un extrait de match en français, puis enregistrer votre propre version! Par la suite, vous pouvez vous l’envoyer par courriel.
Le dimanche 6 novembre 2016, entre 13h et 15h
Inscription obligatoire avant le 31 octobre 2016
Webinar – Growing with ASD: Transition Planning from Diagnosis to Adulthood
This webinar will focus on transition planning for your child. How do you start? What types of activities help ease transitions? What kinds of resources are available to families around supporting transitions? These questions (in addition to many more) will be answered in this panel discussion by Pat Kearns, LB Brown, and Alicia Romain.
LIVE ONLINE: Friday, November 18th, 2016 from noon - 1pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Click here to see the POSTER
Teen Skyzone Trampoline Event
WHEN: Nov 19th 2pm-3:30pm
WHERE: Skyzone East York, 45, Esander Street, Toronto, ON M4G 4C5
Registration Opens: Nov 7/2016 - CLICK HERE to Register
Movie Morning: Moana 2D
Bring out the whole family for a fun movie morning to Moana in 2D!
We will have exclusive use of the theatre and will have lights and sound adjusted for sensory differences. Please join us.
WHEN: Nov 26th 9am-12pm , Movie Starts at 10am.
WHERE: Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Tower Centre, 22 Lebovic Avenue
Scarborough, ON M1L 4V9
Registration Opens: Nov 1, CLICK HERE to Register
Peers Group for Young Adults
Autism Ontario in partnership with The Redpath Centre is proud to offer a Peers Group for Young Adults begining in January 2017!
This 16 week course is an evidence-based, caregiver-assisted social skills intervention for young adults 18-30 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and other social and behavioural problems.
WHEN: Tuesday, 3 January 2017 at 6:30 PM - Tuesday, 18 April 2017 at 8:00 PM (EST)
WHERE: The Redpath Centre - 40 Holly Street #201, Toronto, ON M4S 3C3
PRICE: $322 for members, $644 for non-members
Click Here to REGISTER, and to see more details, including pre-requisites
Click here to see the Brochure
Webinar: 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.
Ignite 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
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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 - FALL 2016 (once open, click on image to enlarge)
Creative Production Program - October 1st
CONTACT: Matt Cole firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Address: Autism Ontario Toronto, PO BOX 55570 Cedar Heights, Scarborough, ON, M1H 3G7
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
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.
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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
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 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