Welcome Blue Underline Bar 

Find us on  facebook2.  Become a fan and like our Chapter's facebook page.  

Facebook is the quickest way to get information out to you.  We also post many other resources and community events on our facebook page that we do not post here on the website.  Parents can also share resources with other parents.  See you there!   

 Potential Programme

Summertime Karate Classes at the AMA: Higher Needs Group (kids that need some parental assistance)

Classes run for 9 weeks from Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 - Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 from 10:30am - 11:20am

Registration opens May 20 at 10 am. Please descriptions carefully.

 Please register here. 

Potential Programme

Summertime Karate Classes at the AMA: Higher Functioning Group (kids that can participate without any parental assistance)

Classes run for 10 weeks from Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 from 5pm - 550pm

Registration opens May 20 at 10 am. Please descriptions carefully.

Please register here.

Blue Jays vs Seattle Mariners

Sat July 23

Registration opens May 30 at noon and will sell out FAST! Please register here

Potential Programme

Anxiety & ABA Workshop with Leslie Cohen

Sat June 25 from 9-4 pm

Please register here.


Autism Ontario Peel Family Camp 2016

From July 26 to July 29, 2016 Autism Ontario Peel has reserved the Kinark Outdoor Center for our families. Accommodations will be in cabins and all meals and programming is provided. Come out and have a great time swimming, canoeing, hiking, archery, high ropes, campfires and other great camp activities. Kinark staff will program some great activities for our individuals with ASD.

The cost for the three night and four day family camp is ONLY $350 per family. This includes all meals and activities as well as accommodation! Space is limited.

PLEASE NOTE: The actual cost for the program is $715. This opportunity is being subsidized generously by Autism Ontario Peel Chapter for Peel Chapter Members Only. You must have a valid membership number. If you are not a member, you can apply for membership here

If you choose not to become a member of the Peel Chapter and still want to go, you can still indicate your interest. If there are remaining spots open, then we will open the remaining spots up to non-members. Please note that non-members will be charged the full cost of the program at $715.

Spaces will be allocated to Peel Chapter Members first. Selection of acceptance will be determined by a lottery draw on May 25, 2016.

*Cabins can accommodate up to 5 people.  There is 1 cabin than can accommodate 6 people and 2 others that can accommodate up to 8 people. As such, we cannot guarantee these cabins.  Please indicate your interest in a larger cabin upon registering and request for how many people.  Please note, should you be chosen and we cannot accommodate the larger cabin, you can chose to only bring 5 people to keep your reservation or chose to withdraw at no cost to you.

To indicate your interest in this program, please register here online.

Please make sure you fill out all the contact information including:

  • Family name
  • How many family members will be attending
  • Name and age of family member with an ASD
  • Contact information mailing address, phone number, email address
  • How you will be paying
  • Interest in larger cabin and how many people attending

Once selected, you will be contacted by email. There will be a questionnaire to fill out attached as well as an informational booklet about the camp. We will also provide a social story (written by one of our CLC) that you can use with your family member should you wish to. You will have until May 30th to respond with a confirmation of intent to go.

You will then need to secure payment. The fee of $350 will need to be paid by June 13th in full by cheque or credit card to guarantee your spot. This fee is not refundable.

We do require a credit card number on file.  

Please note: If we do not receive your payment in time, your spot will be offered to the person on the top of the waitlist. No exceptions.

For credit card payment, please email autismpeel.reg@gmail.com with your Name, Email, Telephone Number, Credit Card Type, Credit Card Number, Expiration Date, Security Number (three numbers on the back of card), and Full Name on Card.

To pay by cheque, please mail cheque to:

Autism Ontario - Peel Chapter, PO Box 48091, Dundas Sheppard, Mississauga ON L5A 4G8

Please visit the Kinark Outdoor Center website at http://www.koc.on.ca/ to see what the facilities look like and what they offer. Kinark offers gluten free, casein free dietary options and are used to serving vegetarian diets too. You can even bring your own food and they will house it in their refrigerator for you if diet is a concern. Kinark will try and accommodate any reasonable request. 

Thank you and we hope to see you July 26th!

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Provincial Office Event: Bingeman's Waterpark

Sun Aug 28, 2016

Registration opens on July 27 at 12 noon.  Please Register here

As this is open to all families in Ontario, it will sell out super fast! 


Mom's Night Out: Bowling!

Thurs May 26, 2016 at 7 pm

Brunswick Zone Bramalea Bowl
50 Bramtree Court 
Brampton, ON L6S 5Z7

You are invited to meet other moms of kids with ASD, relax, have some fun and enjoy a few games of bowling.

Come and enjoy some social time and knock down a few pins at Brunswick Zone Bramalea Bowl.  Include 2 hours or bowling (6 moms per lane) and bowling shoe rental.  Don't forget your socks!

Pre-registration is required.  Please register here

 Potential Programme

Autism Ontario-Peel Family Zumba: Sat Jun 4

Bring out the whole family for a fun hour of Zumba!  Zumba is a dance and exercise class and includes choreography and music from hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo.

2 sessions to chose from:
2-3 pm beginners class
3-4 pm moderate class

Registration is now open. Please register here

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SPRING ACM- Annual Chapter Meeting

Chapter Leadership Council Elections -

Thursday, June 2, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm   

Location: Fortino's, 60 Quarry Edge Dr (Hwy 10 and Bovaird Dr), Brampton, ON 

Guest speakers:

Dr. Kate Wharton BSc(Hons), ND:  Dr. Kate is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND),

Naturopathic Doula, perinatal care specialist, a certified Autism practitioner (DAN!/ ARI) and certified Restorative Medicine practitioner. Dr. Kate is passionate about helping people of all ages, particularly children, understand and care for their special health needs and challenges. 

Amanda Pratt from The Equine Connection in Caledon: Amanda is coming to speak to us about their therapeutic riding program and their up-coming kids group for children with autism. 

For more information and to register, please click here

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Sensory Friendly Movie: Angry Birds in 2D

Sat, June 4, 2016 at 10:00am


What is a Sensory Friendly Movie?
-shown in 2D
-increased house lighting
-lower speaker volumes
-ability to get up and move around/take breaks etc. without judgement
-smaller crowds
-ability to bring outside food in
-exclusive use of the theatre 

Courtney Park Cinemas, 110 Courtneypark Dr E, Mississauga, ON 

COST: FREE for Members *show membership card at registration
          This event is sponsored by the Autism Ontario - Peel Chapter.  

Pre-registration is required http://peel-chapter-sensory-friendly-movie-angry-birds.eventbrite.ca

Registration opens on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 8:00pm 

This event is open to children with ASD, their siblings and caregivers only.  

Not a member?  You can become one by clicking here  Sign up online, print out the confirmation email (or take a screen shot) and bring it on Saturday to get in free.  Alternatively, we will also have memberships available on site that you can fill out on the spot. 

 Potential Programme

Sensory Friendly Movie: Finding Dory in 2D!

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 10 am

We will have exclusive use of the theatre and will have lights and sound adjusted for sensory differences. Please join us. This event is open to children with ASD, their siblings and caregivers only.

Spaces are limited. Pre-registration is required. This event is funded by Autism Ontario's Potential Programme, in partnership with Ontario's Ministry of Children & Youth Services and the Autism Ontario Peel Chapter.

Registration open May 2 at 2 pm.  Please register here

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Autism Ontario Peel Chapter Family Swimming in Mississauga 

Sat April 30, May 28, June 25/2016 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Frank McKechnie Community Centre
310 Bristol Rd. E., Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3V5
COST: Free for Members
          or $5 per person for Non-Members

***You must show registration card or proof of membership (email from AO) at the event for free entry.  Without this, you will be charged the Non-member rate.

This event is sponsored by the Autism Ontario - Peel Chapter. 

Pre-registration is required.

APRIL- Registration opens on Mon, April 11/16 at 8 pm Register here

MAY- Registration opens on Mon, May 9/16 at 8 pm Register here

JUNE- Registration opens on Mon, June 6/16 at 8 pm Register here 

Families are invited to come out for an enjoyable family swim at the Frank McKechnie Community Centre in Mississauga! The pool will be used exclusively for Autism Ontario Peel for the hour! This event is open to all families with Autism Spectrum Disorder children, youth and adults. Come join us!

Supervision of children/youth at this Social Learning Opportunity is the sole responsibility of parents/guardians and caregivers; childcare will not be provided. Caregivers must remain present.

Not a member?  You can become one by clicking here  Sign up online, print out the confirmation email (or take a screen shot) and bring it on Saturday to get in free.  Alternatively, we will also have memberships available on site that you can fill out on the spot.

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Swimming at Cassie Campbell from 6-7pm

We have exclusive use of the 2 pools and water slide. There are a family, men's and ladies change rooms available. A great, calming way to end the day for the kids and often a chance for the grown ups to get to know each other   Come join us!

LOCATION: 1050 Sandalwood Parkway West. NW corner of Chinguacousy & Sandalwood.

COST: Free for Members or $5 per person for Non-Members

***You must show registration card or proof of membership (email from AO) at the event for free entry.  Without this, you will be charged the Non-member rate. If you want to avail of the free or  discounted rate for events organized and fundraised by the Autism Ontario Peel Chapter, you may complete an online application membership form, please click here.  It is the easiest and quickest way to receive your membership.    

Pre-registration is required.

May 15, please register here

June 19, please register here   


Fortinos, 35 Worthington Avenue, Brampton, ON  *Go Upstairs

Do you have a child that has been diagnosed with Autism?  Would you like to meet other parents in your situation?  Please join us for a parent support group to chat about issues, concerns or any questions you might have.  

COSTS: FREE! with pre-registration.

June 7/16 from 7-9 pm - Please register here

Sept 13/16 from 7-9 pm - Please register here

Oct  - there in no PSG in Oct

Nov 1/16 from 7-9 pm -  Please register here

Dec 6/16 from 7-9 pm - Please register here

Jan 3/17 from 7-9 pm - Please register here

Feb 7/17 from 7-9 pm - Please register here

Mar 7/17 from 7-9 pm - Please register here 

Registration for all dates are open now.

This event is sponsored by the Autism Ontario Potential Programme, in partnership with Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services and Autism Ontario – Peel Chapter

NOTE:  This event is intended for parents and caregivers ONLY.  Childcare WILL NOT be provided.  
 iConnext 15-18

iConnext is a group for individuals aged 15-18 yrs. with AS or HFA who would like to get together once a month for fun and activities.  

DATE:  tbd


For more information, please contact paulette@calmspectrum.ca

 iConnext 18-28

iConnext is a group for individuals aged 18-28 yrs. with AS or HFA who would like to get together once a month for fun and activities.  

Let's get together!
DATE: Thurs May 12, 2016
TIME: From 6:30 to 8:30
LOCATION: Mandarin Restaurant
238 Biscayne Crescent
Brampton, ON L6W 4S1

Tonight we will eat dinner, and share stories with each other. A great social event!  Dinner is $23.99.

To register, please email paulette@calmspectrum.ca
iConnext will meet once per month, on the second Thursday of the month.  What are your favorite activities?  Bowling, movies, mini golf, dinner out, games nights, pizza dinners?  Group members will determine all future events & activities. 
Paulette will facilitate this group.  All participants must be able to attend the events independently.  For information, please contact: Paulette A. Goddard paulette@calmspectrum.ca 416 721 3737 
Paulette supports individuals affected with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.  Following the principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis, she creates and delivers training to teachers and parents on a variety of topics: ABA principles, visuals, communications, social skills, self-regulation and many more.  The focus of Paulette's work has involved coaching social skills in the natural environment and stress/anxiety reduction through breath and movement practices.  Paulette is certified in Triple P Stepping Stones, Breathe Body Mind Practice and Facing Your Fears.
Encouraging the freedom to be: at peace, independent. 

Support our Fundraisers: 
1. Greeper® Laces
"Greepers give children the independence of wearing shoes with laces without the difficulty of them becoming untied. They also provide better support than Velcro or elastic laces as they utilise traditional nylon laces and support the feet properly, unlike elastic. They have the backing of occupational therapists and physiotherapists and are used by athletes to aid their performance rather than elastic alternatives". 

Visit http://www.greeper.ca/shop/ to place your order*** while helping our fundraiser!  

***Please remember to put AOPEEL in the Note/Special Instructions Box at checkout otherwise Autism Ontario Peel will not get the support. If sharing this with friends and family...also please add this note. Thank you for your support! 

2. Mabel's Labels
As a way to target the problem of lost belongings and a large lost and found closet, Autism Ontario Peel is fundraising with Mabel's Labels, a company with all types of labels that are colourful, indestructible, easy-to-use and fun!

Iron-Ons, Stickies, Bag Tags, Allergy Alert labels & more! Personalize your labels with names, nicknames, initials - whatever you choose. Cool icons help even little ones identify their own belongings. Dishwasher, microwave, laundry & kid tested! Dispatched within 24 hours!

Visit www.autismontpeel.mabelslabels.com to place your order while helping our fundraiser!". 

3. Now you can support Autism Ontario Peel simply by ordering fresh artisan coffee... roasted to your individual taste... and delivered directly to your home.

10% of your total coffee purchase will be donated back to Autism Ontario Peel.

All you have to do is choose from the finest coffees from around the world and tell us how you like it. Our artisan coffee specialists will micro roast your order by hand... one small batch at a time, exactly to your specifications - from roast shade to grind - or full bean if you prefer to grind at home.

Socially Responsible
When you choose one of these offerings, precious money is also channelled back to the poor farming communities of the coffee growing world. Many of our coffee Origins are Certified FairTrade, Certified Organic and Certified Café Femenino.

Thank you for your continued support.
Cuppa Kindness. Tastes great. Feels even better.

*Just click on Peel in the drop down menu to support us*


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