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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! 

 


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Lifetime Online Access to Bully-B.R.A.V.E Program from the AMA:
ONLY $20 (plus tax) with pre-registration.

Bully B.R.A.V.E. program (Bully Resistance Anti Violence Education).

BRAVE was developed to teach students preventative bully resistance skills. Our goal is to educate kids, parents and teachers about the realities of bullying, the stereotypes and roles and how to effectively diffuse situations before they escalate, not only on the schoolyard, but at home too. 
Our online program allows parents to go through BRAVE with their children at home with interactive videos.

The first video identifies what bullying is, what is target like behaviour and how we can diffuse situations form happening by developing awareness. The second video identifies the different types of bullying. The final chapter gives in the moment strategies should you be approached by a bully. 
You will have access to these videos for a lifetime... Why do we do this? Because we believe in reviewing the material and concepts with our children so they become better equipped.

Carrie Leigh Percival
KARATE makes everything better
The Brampton Academy of Martial Arts, 41 Main St. North, Brampton, Ontario

Registration is only open until Sept 30, 2017.

This program can be accessed by anyone who pre-registers so please share this with family, friends, coworkers and in social media etc. A $5 donation for every sale will go to the Peel Chapter.

How can I access the online portion?

Carrie, from the AMA will email you a code and instructions on how to access the online program within 7-10 days after signing up.

Please note: There are no refunds. No exceptions!

Please also note: Your name and email information will be shared with the AMA (for them to set up your lifetime access code).

Want to know a little more about the program?  Please check out the BRAVE trailers:

Level 1, Chapter 1 trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVofLRsURIs

Level 1, Chapter 2 trailer https://youtu.be/Bw90ihTrCeM

Please sign up here 


 Free Parent & ASD Child Yoga in Mississauga for...

Free Parent & ASD Child Yoga in Mississauga

Wed Oct 4th, 2017 from 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM

Come bend, stretch and play... wear your comfy clothes and come wiggle your toes!

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Ruiz Elementary School 100 Barondale Dr, Miss, ON L4Z 3R1

Tickets are free but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 10:00am.  Please register here.

This event is sponsored by the Peel Chapter of Autism Ontario in partnership with Sheelah Rodriguez - a Children's Yoga Instructor who volunteered her time to teach. Thank you!

FAQ:  

What is Yoga all about?

  • Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and social) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breathing exercises, relaxation, concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.

Who can attend this event?

  • Since the space is limited this event is open for the ASD child with a parent/caregiver ONLY. No siblings are allowed as you will be assisting your child during the session (unless another adult attends).

Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?

  • No - The instructor has gently used mats though you are welcome to bring your own mat if you wish. 

What should I wear while doing Yoga?

  • Wear comfy clothes and no shoes (barefoot). If your child is unable to remove his/her socks please use nonslip socks for the yoga session.

What if I am unable to attend after I registered?

  • Please inform the event organizer that you are not able to attend so we can give your spot to other families that might be on the waiting list for this event. 


 Potential Programme

iPad as an Assistive Technology Tool for Individuals with ASD Workshop

Sat Oct 14, 2017 from 10-4pm 

Caregivers of children with ASD are invited to come out for an intersting and useful workshop! 

Due to the struggles she witnessed with the more traditional systems in the schools, Dana Sahian, Speech & Language Pathologist, set out to identify new tools that would be easier to access, learn and implement. Dana created "sLp4aLL" after identifying the most current and progressive tools for individuals with a wide range of learning needs and styles.  Come and see for yourself how you can turn your child's iPad into a cool tool for school!!  

Lunch is included in the $15 registration fees.

Please register here.


POT

HALLOWEEN PARTY at Downey's

Sun, Oct 29th, 2017 at 11 am

Event includes: exclusive use of a party room from 12:15pm - 2:15pm, lunch (Choice of hotdog, sausage, or veggie dog PLUS beverage (pop or water) and pumpkin donuts (or gluten free cookies), wagon rides, corn maze, inflatables, play area and lots, lots of more! 

Check-in on the day of the event will be from 11am - noon.  Please arrive during this time. 

This event is for children with ASD, their caregiver and siblings only. Costumes are encouraged!

LOCATION:
Downey's Farm,13682 Heart Lake Rd., Caledon, ON,L7C 2J5

ADMISSION:
$9.50 per person (reg. price is $19 each)
This event is sponsored by Autism Ontario's Potential Programme, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services and Autism Ontario - Peel Chapter.

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE:
Registration opens September 29, 2017 at 9pm and closes when full. Please register here


 Potential Programme

Autism Ontario Peel Chapter Sensory Friendly Movie: Lego Ninjago in 2 D

Sat Sept 30, 2017 at 10:00 am

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

LOCATION: Courtney Park Cinemas, 110 Courtneypark Dr E., Mississauga, Ontario

This event is funded by Autism Ontario's Potential Programme, in partnership with Ontario's Ministry of Children & Youth Services and the Peel Chapter.

Please register here.  Registration opens Aug 1 at 2 pm. 

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 theatre 

 

Canada's Wonderland tickets:

Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 25th, 2017 at NOON.

Tickets are $20 each, limit of 8 per family.

AO has 320 tickets and when sold the registration will close. There will not be any refunds because once the tickets sell out they are being mailed to the families. No exceptions.

For more info, please contact: 
Andrea Armstrong
Community Events Coordinator
705-929-9670
aarmstrong@autismontario.com
https://aocanadaswonderland2017.eventbrite.ca


 

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Kazman Foundation Presents: FREE Picnic for Autism Ontario Peel Families 

BIG thank you to the Kazman Foundation for a great event this past weekend.  THank you for all your hard work!  The families who attended had a great time!

Funds raised from this event will be allocated, with 50% of the funds raised going towards The Building BrighterFutures Fund (a provincial initiative), and 50% going directly to the Autism Ontario Peel Chapter.

THANK YOU!


 

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Sensory Friendly Movie: The War with Grandpa
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 at 10:00am

UPDATE: The film The War with Grandpa has been moved to a release date of February 2018. Unfortunately the film is not available due to scheduling by the distributor of the film. We are in the process of booking a new movie, please stay tuned.  New details will be sent out. Thank you for your understanding.

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

COST: FREE for Members ONLY *show membership card at registration

           Non members are $10 per person (cost of ticket is still discounted)

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

We will have exclusive use of the theatre and will have lights and sound adjusted to accommodate sensory differences. Please join us. 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, take a screen shot of the confirmation 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.

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 theatre 

Pre registration is required. Registration opens Fri Aug 25, 2017 at 10 am

Please register here 

 


 

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Autism Ontario Peel Chapter Family Swimming in Mississauga 

LOCATION: River Grove Community Centre, 5800 River Grove Avenue, Mississauga, ON, L5M 4R8

COST: Free

 

This event is funded by Autism Ontario's Potential Programme, in partnership with Ontario's Ministry of Children & Youth Services and the Peel Chapter.

Families are invited to come out for an enjoyable family swim at the River Grove Community Centre 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 is the sole responsibility of parents/guardians and caregivers; childcare will not be provided.  Caregivers must remain present. 

Dates to come, please stay tuned!

 


 

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Swimming at Cassie Campbell

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 Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Please register here

More dates to come, please stay tuned. 

 

 


 

POT 
AO PEEL PARENT SUPPORT GROUP 
 

Location:
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.

 

September no group 
October 3rd  Please register here 

Nov 7th
Dec 5th

Registrations coming soon.

 

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

LOCATION:  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.  

 

DATE: tbd

LOCATION: tbd

To RSVP and for more information, please contact 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. 

Potential Programme

Autism Ontario Peel ACTTs: (Peel Autism Community Together through Sports) Sports Readiness Program ACTIVE Start

Using the recreation model developed by the Special Olympics, Peel ACTTs will feature the ACTIVE START - BEGINNER program for individuals with ASD.

ACTIVE START (from 6-7pm) is a beginner program for individuals with ASD with increased difficulties and who generally need TA support at school. Participants will work on following group instruction, develop basic movement skills and follow a routine with visual supports. The goal is for the participant to have the physical skills and fitness ability to participate in physical activities and to have fun! 

***Suggested age - 4 to 12 years old*** This is a recommended age only.  If your child is slightly older and you think they suit this program, please register.

*This program requires caregivers to support their child and participate in the full duration of the each session for all 9 weeks.

The program is overseen by 2 facilitators, who are trained IBI therapists, as well as Autism Ontario Volunteers.

DATES: Monday from 6-7 pm

LOCATION: Conestoga Public School, 300 Conestoga Dr., Brampton, ON L6Z 3M3

Peel ACTTs will return mid Oct.  Regsitration to come out closer to the date.

 Potential Programme

Autism Ontario Peel ACTTs: (Peel Autism Community Together through Sports) Sports Readiness Program FUNdamentals 

Using the recreation model developed by the Special Olympics, Peel ACTTs will feature the FUNdamentals - ADVANCED program for individuals with ASD.

FUNdamentals (from 7-8pm) is an advanced program for children with ASD who are able to follow group instructions independently and generally do not require TA support at school. The participant learns physical literacy; the more fundamental motor skills necessary for activities and sports.  The intention is for individuals to participate in school and organized physical activities with confidence. The participants will also learn to interact with one another (team environment) and have fun! 

***Suggested age -  9 to 15 years old ***  This is a recommended age only.  If your child is slightly older and you think they suit this program, please register.

* This program requires caregivers to remain present for the entire 10 weeks of the event and participate when needed.

The program is overseen by 2 facilitators, who are trained IBI therapists, as well as Autism Ontario Volunteers.

DATES: Monday from 7-8 pm 

LOCATION: Conestoga Public School, 300 Conestoga Dr., Brampton, ON L6Z 3M3

Peel ACTTs will return mid Oct.  Regsitration to come out closer to the date.


 

 Potential Programme

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

This is a beginner program for individuals with ASD with increased difficulties. 

**Parents MUST participate with their children in this group one on one**  

Children with ASD, ages 6 and up, are invited to attend 10 weeks of private karate classes in Brampton at the Academy of Martial Arts.


DATES:

Sun Oct 1,15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10 from 10:30am-11:20am * please see notes below

*No class Oct 8 - Thanksgiving 

* If you are a returning participant, please pay and fillout paperwork at your first class.  If you will miss this class, please arrange an alternative time with Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com 

**If you are a new participant, please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your first class to fill out the necessary paperwork, make payment and receive your uniform. If you cannot do this, please contact Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com to make alternative arrangments.


Fees:

Current Peel Chapter paid member = $150 (subsidised by Autism Ontario Peel Chapter as a thank you for being a member) *Please show your membership card to attain discount

Not a current Peel Chapter paid member = $180.80

If you are not a current Peel member and would like to attend, you can become a member now. Please click on https://donate.autismontario.com/sslpage.aspx?pid=379 

Sign up online, take a screen shot of the confirmation and forward that screen shot to autismpeel.reg@gmail.com to be included on the subsidised list.

If you have recently become a member, please let us know at autismpeel.reg@gmail.com as our Membership list may not have been updated yet with your name.  

Registration opens Fri Sept 15 at 11 am. 

Please register here at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/karate-the-ama-higher-needs-group-needs-some-parental-assistance-tickets-37224370093


 FAQ's:

  •   What do I need to do before sessions begin?

If you are a returning participant, please pay and fillout paperwork at your first class.  If you will miss this class, please arrange an alternative time with Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com 

If you are a new participant, please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your first class to fill out the necessary paperwork, make payment and receive your uniform. If you cannot do this, please contact Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com to make alternative arrangements.

  *You must fill out an in-home waiver form, pay and have a uniform to participate* 

  •   If my child is a returning participant, will they experience new activities? 

For those that are coming again, they will challenge them with new activities and moves to learn. Those that pick up the curriculum can be graded for a belt, should the parents want them to.  They would set a date and time for them to grade, where they would perform their Karate moves in front of instructor who would mark them.

This is not a graded class session. Although some kids may be offered a chance to grade for a belt at some point, it may take several sessions to do so. There is no expectation of advancement of belt for any session. 

  • What If I need to bring my other children with me? 

As you are needed to assist your child with ASD during the session, please ensure you have another adult with you to supervise the sibling in the waiting room. Siblings CANNOT be in the dojo/classroom. Siblings cannot be left unattended in the waiting room.

If you will be bringing a sibling to wait with another adult while your child with ASD participates in the karate class, please ensure that the sibling is not interrupting or distracting the karate classes. Thank you.

  • Where can I park? 

Parking can be difficult to find.  Parking can be located at the Nelson Square Parking Garage, in behind The Brampton Academy of Martial Arts, which is also where the main entrance is as well.  It is on Diplock Lane, which is off of George St just north of Queen St.  During the day the first hour is free, then it is $1 per half hour. After 7pm and on weekends it is free. Here is a link for parking areas: http://www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/Parking/Pages/municipal-parking-garages.aspx


Potential Programme

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

This is an advanced program for children with ASD who are able to follow group instructions. 

**Children must be able to participate without parental assistance**  

Children with ASD, ages 6 and up, are invited to attend 8 weeks of private karate classes in Brampton at the Academy of Martial Arts.

 


 

Dates:

Tues Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21,  from 5pm-5:50 pm *please see below

* If you are a returning participant, please pay and fill out paperwork at your first class.  If you will miss this class, please arrange an alternative time with Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com 

**If you are a new participant, please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your first class to fill out the necessary paperwork, make payment and receive your uniform. If you cannot do this, please contact Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com to make alternative arrangements.


Fees:

Current Peel Chapter paid member = $120 (subsidised by Autism Ontario Peel Chapter as a thank you for being a member)   *Please show your membership card to attain discount

Not a current Peel Chapter paid member = $144.64

If you are not a current Peel member and would like to attend, you can become a member now. Please click on https://donate.autismontario.com/sslpage.aspx?pid=379 

Sign up online, take a screen shot of the confirmation and forward that screen shot to autismpeel.reg@gmail.com to be included on the subsidised list.

If you have recently become a member, please let us know at autismpeel.reg@gmail.com as our Membership list may not have been updated yet with your name. 

Registration opens Fri Sept 15 at 12 noon. Please register here at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/karate-the-ama-higher-functioning-group-kids-that-can-participate-without-any-parental-assistance-tickets-37224381126


FAQ's 

  •   What do I need to do before sessions begin?

If you are a returning participant, please pay and fillout paperwork at your first class.  If you will miss this class, please arrange an alternative time with Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com 

If you are a new participant, please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your first class to fill out the necessary paperwork, make payment and receive your uniform. If you cannot do this, please contact Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com to make alternative arrangements.

  *You must fill out an in-home waiver form, pay and have a uniform to participate* 

  •   If my child is a returning participant, will they experience new activities? 

For those that are coming again, they will challenge them with new activities and moves to learn. Those that pick up the curriculum can be graded for a belt, should the parents want them to.  They would set a date and time for them to grade, where they would perform their Karate moves in front of instructor who would mark them.

This is not a graded class session. Although some kids may be offered a chance to grade for a belt at some point, it may take several sessions to do so. There is no expectation of advancement of belt for any session. 

  • What If I need to bring my other children with me? 

As you may be needed to assist your child with ASD during the session, please ensure you have another adult with you to supervise the sibling in the waiting room. Siblings CANNOT be in the dojo/classroom. Siblings cannot be left unattended in the waiting room.

If you will be bringing a sibling to wait with another adult while your child with ASD participates in the karate class, please ensure that the sibling is not interrupting or distracting the karate classes. Thank you.

  • Where can I park? 

Parking can be difficult to find.  Parking can be located at the Nelson Square Parking Garage, in behind The Brampton Academy of Martial Arts, which is also where the main entrance is as well.  It is on Diplock Lane, which is off of George St just north of Queen St.  During the day the first hour is free, then it is $1 per half hour. After 7pm and on weekends it is free. Here is a link for parking areas: http://www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/Parking/Pages/municipal-parking-garages.aspx

 


 

Support our Fundraiser: 
1. 
 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!". 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 














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