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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! 


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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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


 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 


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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

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 - GREAT WOLF LODGE - NIAGARA FALLS


Autism Ontario will be offering a discounted group rate for our families for stays occurring September 15-24, 2017.

Families with children with ASD, ages 18 and under, will have the opportunity to come and enjoy at Great Wolf Lodge at a special rate just for Autism Ontario! 
Registration opens June 15, 2017 - 11am  
By registering at this Eventbrite page, starting June 15th at 11am, you will be given the group code, which allow you to access the reduced rate.  Once you have your group code, you MUST call Great Wolf Lodge directly, yourself to reserve your stay. 

This event is open to families with children with ASD ONLY.
Spaces are extremely limited.  Pre-registration is required.
Please click here for more information and to register.


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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. 

For Sat, September 9, 2017 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM 

Please register here


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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

 


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.

 More dates coming for the Fall 2017. 

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: Thursday, July 20,  2017 From 6:30 to 8:30 pm

LOCATION: Classic Bowl,3055 Dundas St W Mississauga

Tonight we will be playing a few games of bowling, and enjoying a snack!!!!

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 in late Sept/early 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 in late Sept/early 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**  

Karate will return in late Sept.  Regsitration to come out closer to the date. 

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**

 Karate will return in late Sept.  Regsitration to come out closer to the date.

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. 


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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