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EXCLUSIVE EVENT for PAID MEMBERS ONLY

Local Chapter event- MOVIE MORNING- Dolphin Tale 2

Saturday, Oct 4th, 2014 at 10 am

LOCATION: 
Cineplex Odeon Courtney Park Cinemas (formerly AMC), 110 Courtneypark Dr E, Mississauga

COST: FREE for Paid Members only

*You will need to show membership card at the door

**You will need to input your membership card # at registration time, without that number, your registration will not be accepted 

We will have exclusive use of the theatre.  The sound will be lowered and the lights are raised a little to help with sensory sensitivities.  For anyone trying a movie for the first time and are worried...this is the perfect place to do it...none of us worry about those that need to move around or make noises or are still learning that movie theatres are not scary places etc. so please come join us! :) 

If you are a new member and do not have your card yet, please contact: Sarah-Anne de Groot, Membership, Tax Receipt and Finance Coordinator, sarah_anne@autismontario.com, Tel: 416.246.9592 x 247 | Fax: 416.246.9417 |

Sarah can send you an email confirming your membership and give you your membership number to input at the registration link. 

If you would like to become a member, please go to http://www.autismontario.com/client/aso/ao.nsf/Peel/Membership 

REGISTRATION OPENS on TUESDAY, Sept 30th, 2014 at 10:00am and closes when FULL.

This event is for immediate family members living in the household and a respite worker, if needed ONLY. This is not for extended family or friends. They are welcome to come to some of our other events, add the additional charges applicable.  Thank you.

Note: Attendees may be photographed by an Autism Ontario approved photographer.  Autism Ontario reserves the right to use the attendees’ photograph(s) in any and all of its printed or electronic publications.  Attendees may not make monetary claims against Autism Ontario for the use of their photographs. 

Please register at: https://membersonlydolphintale2.eventbrite.ca


Potential Programme

Autism Ontario Peel ACTTs is back for Fall 2014!!!

Peel Autism Community Together through Sports 

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

Using the recreation model developed by the Special Olympics, Peel ACTTs will feature ACTIVE START (6-7pm), FUNdamentals (7-8pm) programs for individuals with ASD. 

Parents can chose from the beginners group, ACTIVE Start or the advanced group, FUNdamentals, based on their child’s ability.

ACTIVE START is a beginner program for individuals with increased difficulties. 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. This runs from 6pm - 7pm.
 ***Suggested age 4-12 years old.  Parents/Guardians will provide hands-on support their children for this group.

FUNdamentals is an advanced program for individuals who are able to follow group instructions. 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! This runs from 7-8pm.
 ***Suggested age 6-12 years old.  Parent/Guardians assist when needed for this group.

The programs will be overseen by 2 facilitators, who are trained IBI therapists, as well as Autism Ontario Volunteers. Please dress in comfortable clothes. Water bottle is recommended. There is a water fountain on site. Spaces are limited to just 10 registered participants per group. Note: 2 NEW leaders this session!

Please note: Children can only be signed up for ONE program.  Due to HIGH interest in this program, a $50 deposit is required.  This deposit will be returned to all who attend a minimum of 6 weeks of the program. 

Please note that all programs require a parent or guardian to remain on site and assist where needed during the 8 week duration.   Child care will NOT be provided.  Due to insurance reasons, other siblings are only allowed to stay and watch if there is another adult to supervise them. No exceptions.

2 LOCATIONS and DAYS:

Mondays in Brampton
LOCATION: Conestoga Public School
300 Conestoga Dr., Brampton, ON L6Z3M1

Active Start (Beginners Group) – 6pm - 7pm
FUNdamental (Advanced Group) – 7pm - 8pm
Mondays: Oct 6, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, and Dec 1
Registration is for the full 8 week commitment.

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE:
Registration opens Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7 pm and closes when full.
ActiveStart: http://mondaysportsbeginners2014.eventbrite.ca
FUNdamentals: http://mondaysportsadvanced2014.eventbrite.ca
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Wednesdays in Mississauga
LOCATION: San Lorenzo Ruiz School
100 Barondale Dr., Mississauga ON, L4Z 3R1

Active Start (Beginners Group) – 6pm - 7pm
FUNdamental (Advanced Group) – 7pm - 8pm
Wednesdays: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, and Nov 5, 12, 19, 26
Registration is for the full 8 week commitment.

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE:
Registration opens Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7 pm and closes when full.
ActiveStart: http://wednesdaysportsbeginners2014.eventbrite.ca
FUNdamentals: http://wednesdaysportsadvanced2014.eventbrite.ca


 Dance Class

Peel Chapter local event: 

BEYOND MOVES Dance Program (formerly known as MIX IT UP MOVES)

Saturdays starting Oct 18 - Dec 6, 2014


Dance classes for Boys and Girls ages 3 yrs - 12yrs 

Group 1  ages 7-12    9:45 - 10:30 am

Group 2    ages 3-6     12:45 - 1:30 pm 

MAXIMUM of 10 kids for each group.  These groups are for kids with ASD only.

Location: The Studio, 250 Clarence Street #5, Brampton, Ontario L6W 1T4.


Costs:
MEMBERS: $50.00
NON-MEMBERS: $100.00
 

To be paid at the first dance class by cash or cheque.



Please fill out the registration form at the link below, to indicate your interest. 

Registration ends on Oct 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm and a lottery will be done if more than 10 kids have registered for each group.


Successful registrants will be notified via email by Oct 12, 2014 Note: A parent/caregiver must be involved in every class. For that reason, siblings can only watch in the hallway if supervised by another adult. Oct 12, 2014



Kids are required to wear clean indoor running or dancing shoes.



To register (expressed interest), please click here


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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!

FREE for Members, please show card at registration table

Non-members are $3 each

Registration is required.

Not a member and want to be one? Sign up online, print out the confirmation email and bring it on Sunday to get in free...here is the link:https://donate.autismontario.com/sslpage.aspx?pid=379

LOCATION:
1050 Sandalwood Parkway West. Northwest corner of Chinguacousy & Sandalwood.  
Oct 19th
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/family-swimming-in-peel-for-october-tickets-13170337835
Nov 16th
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/family-swimming-in-peel-for-november-tickets-13170371937
Dec 21st
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/family-swimming-in-peel-for-december-tickets-13170402027

Potential Programme

HALLOWEEN PARTY at Downey's

Sat, Oct 25th, 2014 at 11 am

Event includes: exclusive use of a party room from 12pm - 2pm, lunch (Choice of hotdog, sausage, or veggie dog PLUS beverage (pop or water) and pumpkin donuts (or gluten free cookies), pumpkin decorating for the kids, a group wagon ride, a corn maze, and lots of fun interacting with farm animals! 

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:
$7 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 Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8 am and closes when full.
http://halloweenatdowneys.eventbrite.ca/

 Potential Programme 

INDOOOR PLAYGROUND
Saturday, October 4 2014
9:00 am to noon

Families are invited to come out and enjoy Jungle Oasis in Orangeville! We will have full exclusive use of the facility. A slice of pizza and a drink will be provided for each child.

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

Spaces are limited. Registration is required.

LOCATION:
Jungle Oasis Party Centre
695 Riddell Road, Unit 2 Orangeville, Ontario

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

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE here
Registration opens Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8 am and closes when full.

For the E flyer, click here


 Potential Programme

Family Sing-Along Time

Every Monday from October 20 - Decenber 15

5:30pm – 6:30pm for ages 3 – 6 years old
6:30pm – 7:30pm for ages 7 – 12 years old 

This program offers an opportunity for families to share a variety of musical experiences together in creative and innovative ways. The various elements of music making will facilitate clear communication and model social skills between all ages, using rhythm, 
movement, instrumental playing and singing. 

LOCATION:
ErinoakKids, 2277 South Millway,Mississauga, ON

COST: FREE !!
This Social Learning Opportunity is sponsored by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services and Autism Ontario – Peel Chapter

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

Due to allergies and sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, or scented products such as hairspray or lotion.

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE:
Registration opens Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8 am and closes when full.
Ages 3 – 6: http://familysingages3-6.eventbrite.ca/
Ages 7 – 12: http://familysingages7-12.eventbrite.ca/

For the E-flyer, click here

Put this on your calendar

6 part webinar series - Apps for children with ASD:
 
Discover how the iPad can help children with autism master the following skills:
 
Topic #1: Information Session - iPads as a Cool Tool for School
Topic #2: Setting Up Your iPad to be used as a Cool Tool for School
Topic #3: Get Organized! Create your iPad Binders, iPad Agenda and Turn Your iPad into a Multi-Media Notebook
Topic #4: Head to Pad: The Writing Process...Simplified!
Topic #5: Writing Tools: Different tools to help students with writing and spelling difficulties.
Topic #6: possible other topic

English:
Dana Sahian, M.Sc. is a Speech Language Pathologist and the Founder and Clinical Director of SLP4ALL.  Dana is registered with the provincial regulatory college for audiology and speech language pathology of Ontario (CASLPO) and the Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA).
 
French: (to take place immediately after the English webinar):
Annie Filion, will present her research on French apps, the various categories, their uses and her experience implementing them.
 
Conférencière: Annie Filion partage ses recherches et expériences de la perspective d’un parent francophone de trois enfants autistes. Lors de ses conférences et formations, Annie présente :
 
1)      Notre histoire, fonctionnement de l’appareil et réglages utiles incluant l’accès guidé
2)      Applications d’initiation, vocabulaire et motricité fine
3)      Les séquences, routines et horaires en utilisant nos images et vidéos
4)      Les scénarios sociaux, la reconnaissance des émotions et jeux symboliques
5)      Les outils, tableaux de choix et systèmes de communication alternatifs
6)      Les apprentissages, livres interactifs et jeux éducatifs
 
Please find the poster attached here.

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Autism Resource Fair

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to push back the date of the fair.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  The new date will be Sat April 25th, 2015.  

All payments will be returned asap.  Play stay tuned for further details on the new contracts and bookings...

2015 Theme: ‘Embracing and Empowering the Caregiver’

LOCATION: The Mississauga Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8

The Peel Chapter of Autism Ontario is excited to be hosting our 2nd Autism Resource Fair. It is with great pleasure that we announce the theme for this year’s fair as ‘Embracing and Empowering the Caregiver’. We will have 75 local service providers and vendors on hand, a Children’s Activity Area, Embracing the Caregiver Area and a Speaker’s Forum where leading experts will highlight evidence-based practices of current interest.  

Hope to see you there!

For more information, please see the following documents (please note these have the older information still):

Sponsorship Letter

Contract Details

Poster 


   POT 
PEEL PARENT SUPPORT GROUP 

Tuesday Oct 7, Nov 4, and Dec 2, 2014 from 7pm- 9pm

Location:
Fortinos  
35 Worthington Avenue,  Brampton,  ON  L7A 2Y7
Go Upstairs
Please note...location change for Oct and Nov.
October 7 - Kerry's Place Central Region, Brampton Resource Centre, 71 West Drive, Unit 28, Brampton, Ontario, L6T 5E2, 905-457-1130

November 4 - Kerry's Place Central Region, Brampton Resource Centre, 71 West Drive, Unit 28, Brampton, Ontario, L6T 5E2, 905-457-1130

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 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.  Due to allergies and sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, or scented products such as hairspray or lotion.   

Keep Calm and have a Dad

DAD'S NIGHT OUT: Fri Oct 24th, 2014 at 7pm

LOCATION: 

Playdium, 99 Rathburn Rd. W, Mississauga, ON, Canada 

COST: Free!

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

This is a great opportunity to meet other dads of children with ASD in an informal and relaxed atmosphere!  

In the event of inclement weather, go-karting will be replaced with indoor games at Playdium.

Pre-registration is needed, please register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autism-ontario-peel-dads-night-out-go-karting-tickets-13269165431

NOTE: This event is intended for fathers and male caregivers ONLY; childcare will not be provided.  

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