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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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Kids Bowling

Thurs Jan 4, 2018 from 6:30-7:30 pm (over the holiday break)

You are invited to Classic Bowl in Mississauga to enjoy an hour of bowling.  Come and enjoy some social time and knock down a few pins!  Use of bowling shoes are included in this event and must be worn.  Don't forget to bring socks! 

To allow as many families as possible to attend, we are asking that only children with ASD and their siblings participate. The lanes will be shared amongst the various children.

Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Nov 30 at 12pm.  Please register here at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autism-ontario-kids-bowling-mississauga-registration-40146252522


 

The ABC's of ABA with Suzanne Murphy Workshop

Sat Feb 24, 2018 from 9-3pm

For more details and to sign up, please click here at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autism-ontario-the-abcs-of-aba-with-suzanne-murphy-registration-39833084829


 

 Quiet Santa

Quiet Time with Santa Visit - At Square One event now ended

Please note: For those not able to get into the private event, Square One will be offering the "Next in Line" priority access for ASD families coming to the public Santa time. They have assured us that they will accommodate to the best of their ability for any ASD family. 


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Family Skating in Peel! 

Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 4:15pm to 5:05pm only

Families are invited to come out for an enjoyable family skating at the Cassie Campbell Community Centre! The rink will be used exclusively for Autism Ontario Peel for the hour!  

A limited number of loaner skates are available at no cost, if needed.  Learn to skate instructors and skate aids also on hand for assistance.

This event is open to all families with Autism Spectrum Disorder children, youth and adults. 

LOCATION: Cassie Campbell Community Centre, 1050 Sandalwood Pkwy W, Brampton, ON

COST: FREE with membership * please show card at registration table

            Non-members are $5.00 per person 

Membership is only $50 (for a family membership) for your entire immediate family for an entire year. You gain access to member free and member only events as well as many other benefits!

If you want to benefit from 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. Please take a screen shot for proof of membership, until your welcome package is mailed out to you containing your membership card.

Membership application forms will also be available on the day of the event.

Supervision of children is necessary by an adult.

Pre-registration is required.  Please register here at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autism-ontario-peel-chapter-skating-for-january-6-2018-tickets-40031705910


Autism Ontario Peel - Family Skating - Brampton 
Sat March 24, 2018 from 6:00-6:50 pm

Families are invited to come out for an enjoyable family skating at the Cassie Campbell Community Centre! The rink will be used exclusively for Autism Ontario Peel for the hour!

A limited number of loaner skates are available at no cost, if needed. Learn to skate instructors and skate aids also on hand for assistance.

This event is open to all families with Autism Spectrum Disorder children, youth and adults.

LOCATION: Cassie Campbell Community Centre, 1050 Sandalwood Pkwy W, Brampton, ON

COST: FREE

This is a Potential Programme event.

Pre-registration is required.  Please register here at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autism-ontario-family-skating-brampton-registration-39955098776


Potential Programme

Autism Ontario - PEERS with Kerry's Place - Brampton Jan-Apr/2018

***Revised registration date*** Now opens Nov 13 at 1pm:

Teens with ASD, in grades 9-12 are invited to this 16-week evidence-based social skills workshop.  This group is designed for individuals who are able to participate with minimal support. The individual may need some prompts to stay on task, and is able to communicate wants and needs effectively. The individual does not require a lot of behavioural redirection.

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is geared towards motivated high functioning teens who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends, and develop strategies for handling peer rejection/conflict.

During each group, session adolescents are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities (e.g. playing sports, board games, etc.).

During the course of this 16 week program, teens will learn how to:

  • develop conversational skills,
  • "trade information" to find common interests,
  • appropriately use electronic forms of communication,
  • start, join, and exit conversations,
  • find and join an appropriate social group,
  • organize and have successful get-togethers,
  • handle arguments, rejection, and teasing,
  • handle physical and cyber bullying,
  • minimize rumours and gossip,
  • change a reputation.

Regular attendance is imperative.

***Parent participation is required at each session. 

Pre-registration required as well as pre-screening.  Registration opens Nov 13, 2017 at 1pm.  For more information and to register, please click here 

**open to ONLY Halton and Peel residents


 

Potential Programme

Autism Ontario Peel Chapter Sensory Friendly Movie: Paddington in 2D

Sat Jan 20, 2018 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

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.  Please register here at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autism-ontario-family-movie-morning-paddington-2-2d-mississauga-registration-40160099940

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

 


 

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Autism Ontario Peel Chapter Sensory Friendly Movie: The Last Jedi in 2D

Sat Jan 13, 2018 at 10:00 am

COST: $8.00 each ticket

This event is being subsidized by Autism Ontario Peel Chapter.  As this is a highly sought after movie, the theatre has put new restrictions on it for us.  We have to prepay for all seats in the theatre at full adult price of $12.99 each with no refunds at all.  As such, payment via eventbrite will be needed to secure your tickets ahead of time. No refunds after Jan 6, 2017.

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, ON

REGISTRATION OPENS on Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 10:00am and closes when FULL.  Please regsiter here at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autism-ontario-peel-chapter-sensory-friendly-movie-the-last-jedi-in-2d-tickets-40032183338

This event is subsidized by the Peel Chapter. 


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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 for Members, $5 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 funded by Autism Ontario's 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.

More 2018 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 Members $5 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.

 Pre-registration is required.  

Dec 17 Please regsiter here 

For Jan 14, Feb 25 and March 25 Please regsiter here at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autism-ontario-peel-chapter-family-swimming-in-brampton-for-sun-jan-14-feb-25-mar-25-2018-tickets-40169874175

*Please note, you must register for each date separately (confirmation screen will list all 3 dates as this is in the title but you will bot be registered for eachdate until you click on each date separately). Sorry for the confusion.

Registrations for Apr 15, May 27 and June 10 to come later...


 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 Please register here
Dec 5th Please register here

For 2018 dates, please click here and choose the date requested from the drop down menu.

Dates: Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4, 2018

Feb 6 Support Group Topic is Let's Talk...Transition to High School

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 

Using the recreation model developed by the Special Olympics, Peel ACTTs will feature:

ACTIVE START (from 6-7 pm) is a 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, 1 is a trained IBI therapist, the other is a yoga instructor as well as Autism Ontario Volunteers.


DATES: Monday, Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18/ 2017 from 6-7 pm

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

COST:  *The cost is $50.  


NOTES: 

*Spaces are limited.  Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Friday Oct 13 at 11 am.  Registration fills up very fast for this program. 

*Children can only be signed up for ONE of the Peel ACTTs programs.

*This event is open to children with ASD only. 

*Everyone in the gym must wear running shoes (caregivers/parents too). Please make sure your child comes prepared with the right footwear.  

*Children should be dressed in comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. There is a water fountain on site.

*Sorry but there is no food permitted inside the gym (this includes edible incentives).

*Sorry but there are no non-registered children (unless another adult comes with them) permitted inside the gym.  Non-registered children are not permitted to use the equipment nor join the activities.

Please register here  Please carefully read the program description. Thank you.

*Spaces are limited.  Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Friday Oct 13 at 11 am.  Registration fills up very fast for this program. 


 Potential Programme

Autism Ontario Peel ACTTs: Peel Autism Community Together through Sports 

Using the recreation model developed by the Special Olympics, Peel ACTTs will feature:

FUNdamentals (from 7-8 pm) 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 9-weeks of the event and participate when needed.

The program is overseen by 2 facilitators, 1 who is a trained IBI therapist, the other a yoga instructor, as well as Autism Ontario Volunteers.


 

DATES: Monday, Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18/ 2017 from 7-8 pm

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

COST:  *The cost is $50.  


NOTES: 

*Spaces are limited.  Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Fri Oct 13 at 11 am.  Registration fills up very fast for this program. 

*Children can only be signed up for ONE of the Peel ACTTs programs.

*This event is open to children with ASD only. 

*Everyone in the gym must wear running shoes (caregivers/parents too). Please make sure your child comes prepared with the right footwear.  

*Children should be dressed in comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. There is a water fountain on site.

*Sorry but there is no food permitted inside the gym (this includes edible incentives).

*Sorry but there are no non-registered children (unless another adult comes with them) permitted inside the gym.  Non-registered children are not permitted to use the equipment nor join the activities.

Please register herePlease carefully read the program description. Thank you.

*Spaces are limited.  Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Fri Oct 13 at 11 am.  Registration fills up very fast for this program. 


 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.

2018 Session details to come soon....Please stay tuned! 

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.

2018 Session details to come soon....Please stay tuned! 

 
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 https://mabelslabels.com/?utm_expid=79991305-11.m4r_9l0hSRWyPsmCSF6FwQ.0  to place your order while helping our fundraiser!". 


 

 

 














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