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: (905) 237-6717 , 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









Teen Event – Sports & Swim!

Social Learning Opportunity

This event includes swimming (11am – 12pm), sports (12-1pm), and pizza (1 – 2pm).


WHEN: Sunday, June 5 2016, 11am – 2pm

LOCATION: Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Ave., Scarborough

DETAILS: Event is open to teens between the ages of 12-18.

COST: Free (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme.)

REGISTRATION: First come, first served basis,

Registration opens May 15th, 2016 at 8 pm and closes when full.teen sports and swim



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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.

WHEN: ONLINE - Friday, June 24th, 2016 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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.


REGISTRATION: Please Register Online HERE

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Toronto Movie Morning: Finding Dory (2D)

Bring out the whole family for a fun movie morning to Finding Dory in 2D! We will have exclusive use of the theatre and will have lights and sound adjusted to accommodate sensory differences. Please join us.


WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 10:00 am – noon

LOCATION: Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas 1901 Eglinton Ave. E. Scarborough, ON

DETAILS:  Event is open to children with ASD, their siblings and caregivers only.

COST: $4 per person (The cost of admission will be subsidized by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme)

REGISTRATION: Please register online, Registration closes when full.

Finding Dory



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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



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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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