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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! 


Potential ProgrammeKeep Calm and have a DadMom

Parents Night Out - Escape Room
Friday March 24, 2017 from 7:15-8:30 pm

Parents of children with ASD are invited to have a night out!  A night off!  Join other Autism Ontario parents in one of three escape rooms.  Have some fun and some laughs with other parents who "get it".
 
What Is An Escape Room?
An escape room is a unique  and fun adventure based off the classic "escape the room" online games now popular in many countries around the world. Players are locked in a simple room with various objects and have 45-60 minutes to search for clues and solve puzzles in order to escape. 
 
Are The Rooms Scary Or Claustrophobic?
The rooms are not designed to make you feel scared or uneasy. If you feel uncomfortable at any time you can buzz us and we will let you out. 
 
What Should I Wear During My Escape?
Normal, everday clothing is acceptable. You don't need special athletic clothing or footwear to participate as there is really no physical aspect to the game. 
 
Chose from 1 of 3 Escape Room:
Prison Break Room
Jewel Theif Mystery Room
Tiki Curse Room

COST: $2 (regular pricing is $23-$25 +gst)
LOCATION: Exit Strategy, 1233 Northside Rd,Burlington, ON L7M 1H7

 
We will have exclusive use of the rooms.  Please join us. Registration opens Feb 25, 2017 at 8 pm. Please register here.


 Potential Programme

Caregiver Compassion Fatigue Workshop with Tammy Whelen (CMHA)

Sat June 10 from 9 - 1 pm


A highly interactive half-day workshop, incorporating a combination of solo, small group and whole group activities. Throughout the day, participants work through a personalized strategic plan that serves as a practical tool for dealing with the effects of their own compassion fatigue. Past participants have reported feeling inspired to make meaningful changes in their personal, professional and organizational lives in addition to learning practical strategies for identifying and dealing with the costs of caring. This event includes a mid-workshop break with light refreshments.

Please register here.


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Autism Ontario Peel Chapter Sensory Friendly Movie: Lego Batman Movie 2 D

Sat Feb 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

COST: Members $6.50, Non-members $10  *Both fees are subsidized 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. 

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

Please register here  Registration opens Wed Jan 25 at 8 pm. 

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 


Potential Programme

Autism Ontario Peel Skating

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 *funded by Autism Ontario's Potential Programme, in partnership with Ontario's Ministry of Children & Youth Services and the local Autism Ontario Chapter.

Sat March 25, 2017 from 4-5 pm - Registration opens Feb 25, 2017 at 1pm - Please register here

Supervision of children on ice is necessary by an adult.


Our Chapter funded skates run Jan, and Feb: 

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 

Pre-registration is required.  

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 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.

Membership application forms will also be available on the day of the event to avail of free membership. 

Jan 28 at 3:15 pm Skate Please register here. 
Feb 11 at 3:15 pm Skate Please register here
Supervision of children is necessary by an adult. 

 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

COST:  $25

Please register here and select Active Start.  Registration opens Jan 30, 2017 - 10am. 

NOTES: 

*Spaces are limited.  Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Jan 30, 2017 at 10 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.


 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

COST:  $25

Please register here and select FUNdamentals.  Registration opens Jan 30, 2017 - 10am. 


NOTES: 

*Spaces are limited.  Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Jan 30, 2017 at 10 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.


 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** 

Classes run for 10 weeks: Sunday, Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, Mar 19, Mar 26, 2017 - 1030am - 1120am

Registration is full.

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. 


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**

Classes run for 10 weeks from Tues Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 21, 28, 2017 - 5pm - 550pm 

Registration is full.

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. 


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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 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.

Pre-registration is required.

Feb 4, 2017 from 4:30-5:30 pm. Please register here 

March 4, 2017 from 4:30-5:30 pm. Please register here 

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. 

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.


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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 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.

 Pre-registration is required. 

Registration opens on Sunday, October 16, 2016 5:00 PM.

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.

DATES:

Sunday, December 18th -6-7pm. Please register here
Sunday, January 15th 6-7pm. Please register here
Sunday, February 19th 6-7pm. Please register here

Sunday, April 16th 6-7pm. Please register here
Sunday, May 21st 6-7pm. Please register here
Sunday, June 18th 6-7pm. Please register here

Sunday, March 19th 6-7pm. This is a free event, open to all.  *funded by Autism Ontario's Potential Programme, in partnership with Ontario's Ministry of Children & Youth Services and the local Autism Ontario Chapter.  Please register here 

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.

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

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: Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm

LOCATION: Brunswick Bowl, 50 Bramtree Court, Brampton On L6S

Price is $4.29 for one game + 3.99 for shoe rental (we may play two games) + additional money for drink & snack!!!! 

Tonight we will bowling!! Ten pin bowling and gathering for a snack after the bowling at the snack bar! 

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. 

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*


http://www.cuppakindness.com/charities/autism-ontario.html 

 

 

 














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