Summer Program/Camp Subsidy - Autism Ontario Toronto

The Toronto Chapter is excited to announce that it will be providing a $100/family subsidy to 25 Toronto Chapter members so that your ASD children/adults can participate in any summer camp or summer program.

WHEN: The subsidy is for participation/registration in a program that occurs between July 1st and August 31st 2016

Please read all criteria before you register! Click here to register for Summer Program/Camp Subsidy

Not a member? No problem! It is only $50.00 for a year’s membership and it is easy to become a member to take advantage of this and other subsidies theToronto Chapter offers. Once you apply to become a member you can apply for the subsidy. Click here to become a new member


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


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Teen Event: Art Class / Activité pour les ados - Atelier de création artistique

Go crazy with bright colours and create your own self-portrait with personal icons.Take a look at the world of "Pop Art" and learn about famous artists of the 1960's. Explore the style of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, students will study the many aspects of portraiture painting and the pop art movement. 

WHEN: Sundays from July 10 to August 28, 2016

WHERE: 291A Jane Street, Toronto

Price: $62 Per Person, REGISTER HERE

Click here to see the brochure 

NOTE:  This event is open to teens ages 14+.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Participants need to be able to work independently and follow instructions throughout these classes


black creek pioneer villageVillage Pionnier Black Creek - Une activité francophone d’Autisme

Venez faire une tournée autoguidée Le samedi  6 août 2016, entre 14h et 17h

Inscription obligatoire avant le 5 août 2016

Pour vous inscrire, Cliquez ici

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canadas wonderlandAutism Ontario WEEKEND at CANADA’S WONDERLAND 

WHEN: September 10th-11th, 2016 / 10-11 septembre 2016 

(Tickets to be used on one of these days)

WHERE: Canada's Wonderland, 1 Canadas Wonderland Drive, Maple, ON L6A 1S6 

COST: $20/person (plus fees) (The cost of admission has been subsidized by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme)

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 19, 2016 at noon

Click here to register

Click here to see the poster



casa Loma

Casa Loma en français - Une activité francophone d’Autisme Ontario

Venez explorer le château et écouter de la musique en plein air

Le mardi 16 août 2016, à partir de 17 h (le concert débutera à 19 h 30)
Inscription obligatoire avant le 14 août 2016

Pour vous inscrire, Cliquez ici

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summer lunch campSummer Lunch Club

Designed for young adults with developmental disabilities and ASD, open to all. Cook, meet new people, and gain valuable customer service experience!
We will make and share lunch together each day and prepare healthy snacks, which we will sell in the JCC Fitness Centre. Proceeds from snack sales go to participants. Wheel chair accessible and kosher kitchen.
Facilitated by Dream Weavers: An Occupational Therapy Collective

WHEN: August 23 - 26, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

WHERE: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave at Bloor
(416) 924-6211

COST: $375 ($50 discount available to those registered with Autism Ontario)







WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 2016

Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact game starts at 7:30pm

PLUS: Ticket includes access to the CNE for the day!

WHERE: BMO Field, CNE Grounds, 170 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, ON


(Price is for seats in section 205-210 and admission for the day to the CNE. Does not include parking, food, rides, etc.) 


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Teen Event - Go-Karting

WHEN: August 28th 1pm-2:30pm

WHERE: Go-Karts at Polson Pier - 190 Cherry Street Toronto, ON M5A 3K8

REGISTER: Teens are Free! Registration opens Saturday August 6th, and closes when full. Click here to Register

Click here to see poster

Event Details: Drivers must be 12 years of age and 52” tall to drive alone. Teens are welcome to drive in a double seater go-kart with an adult (18+). Please note, there are only 5 double seater karts available.toronto go-kart








WHEN: August 30th 9:30am-7:00pm

WHERE: Toronto Zoo- 361A Old Finch Avenue, Toronto ON, M1B 5K7

REGISTER: Registration opens  Monday August 8th at 12pm.

Registration password required: Panda. Click HERE to register

Family Event. 

Click HERE to see poster

For questions contact by email: Andrea Armstrong


great wolf lodge

It’s Great Wolf Lodge Time!! 

Families will have the opportunity to come and enjoy a weekend retreat at Great Wolf Lodge!  

Autism Ontario will be offering a discounted group rate to our families for the following dates of September 16-18, 2016 and September 23-25, 2016 at the cost below:


  • Friday, September 16, 2016-$159.99 plus applicable tax
  • Saturday, September 17, 2016-$199.99 plus applicable tax
  • Friday, September 23, 2016-$169.99 plus applicable tax
  • Saturday, September 24, 2016-$199.99 plus applicable tax


Families who are interested in attending either weekend must complete the registration form to indicate their interest and receive a group booking code. Each individual guest must make their own reservations with Great Wolf Lodge with the Booking Information and Group Code Provided. Families must register for the date(s) they are interested attending.

Registration opens Monday, July 18, 2016 at 12:00pm ( Noon)

REGISTER for September 16-18, 2016 Dates

REGISTER for September 23-25, 2016 Dates

Click here to see the POSTER/Cliquez ici pour voir l'affiche

Les familles auront la possibilité de profiter d’une fin de semaine d’évasion à l’hôtel Great Wolf Lodge!

Autisme Ontario offrira un tarif réduit aux familles pour les fins de semaine du 16 au 18 et 23 au 25 2016.


  • Le vendredi 16 septembre 2016 – 159,99 $ plus la taxe applicable.
  • Le samedi 17 septembre 2016 – 199,99 $ plus la taxe applicable.
  • Le vendredi 23 septembre 2016 – 169,99 $ plus la taxe applicable
  • Le samedi 24 septembre 2016 – 199,99 $ plus la taxe applicable


Si cette offre vous intéresse, veuillez remplir le formulaire d’inscription Vous recevrez un code de réservation de groupe Chaque personne doit effectuer elle-même ses réservations à l’hôtel Great Wolf Lodge. Dès que vous aurez rempli le formulaire d’inscription, vous recevrez un code de groupe ainsi que de l’information sur la manière de procéder pour les réservations. Vous devez vous enregistrer pour les dates (ou la date) de séjour qui vous intéressent.


Début de la période d’inscription : le lundi 18 juillet 2016, à midi (12 h)

Inscription pour le 16 au 18 septembre

Inscription pour le 23 au 25 septembre 



Bill NasonInside Out View of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Are you a parent, educator or professional who supports an individual with autism? Join Autism Ontario Durham Region in welcoming Bill Nason to Canada for this exciting and valuable two day workshop.

WHERE: Carruther’s Creek Golf & Country, Club, Ajax, ON


  • Tuesday, September 20th - 8:30am-7:30pm and
  • Wednesday, September 21st - 8:30am-4:30pm

Early Bird (until August 31st):

  • $135 w/o Tuesday night dinner
  • $150 with Tuesday night dinner

Regular Rate (starts September 1st):

  • $160 w/o Tuesday night dinner
  • $175 with Tuesday night dinner

(Includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Tuesday night dinner is an opportunity to chat with Bill.)





anxiety webinarWebinar: 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.


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: , 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

Summer Camp 2016COST: Call for pricing




ignite fitnessIgnite 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


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 - SUMMER 2016 

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.



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: 1-866-925-9969



ready willing and ableReady, Willing and Able


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.

Contact our Autism Outreach Coordinator Meggie,to learn more about Ready, Willing and Able and how you can access these exclusive employment opportunities.

416-322-7877 ext. 240

Click here for Details



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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