Vision: Acceptance and opportunity for all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Mission: To ensure that each individual with ASD is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society

Who We Are

25th anniversary logo aoyrYork Region Chapter was formed in 1987 and is one of 25 chapters of Autism Ontario. A grass-roots organization, we are directed and managed by a dedicated group of parent volunteers. We are the proud families of children, youth and adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their extended family members and our supporting professionals. Our Chapter Office receives no government funding. All programs and services are made possible through the generous support of our community. See our Chapter Profile Flyer for more information.

What We Do

Questions regarding our chapter activities?
Please email or call 905.780.1590 x 103

How We Organize Ourselves

VOLUNTEERS are seldom paid. Not because they are worthless, but because they are PRICELESS!

Chapter Leadership Council (CLC)
905-780-1590 x 103

Our CLC is elected by chapter members and is responsible for the direction and management of our chapter. Any chapter member in good standing 30 days prior to our Annual General Meeting may be nominated for election to the CLC. Elections are held at our AGM each spring and positions are for a one year term.

Voting Members Elected for the 2016-2017 term

  • Brenda Wynne, President
  • Kevin 'TC' Gill, Treasurer
  • Susanne Bagnarol, Secretary
  • Tina Rogers
  • Rahila Chughtai
  • Karie Evelyn

Non-voting CLC Contributors

  • Sue Walters, Cindi Buick, Lynda Beedham

Special Education Advisory Committee
905-780-1590 x 103

What is SEAC?


Your participation is encouraged. Please go to our Volunteer page.

International World Autism Awareness Day - WAAD
Annually, on April 2nd

Our Visual Identity

Our graphic elements are "seeds of potential"

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Red is for the initial feelings of helplessness, frustration, and anger when autism is diagnosed. Blue is for hope, change, and support. Green is for growth, vibrancy, living a full life, and the potential of the individual. During 2012, we added the 25 banner in recognition of our 25th anniversary of continuous operation in York Region.


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