For details visit the Clarington Polar Bear Swim website.Are you Adventurous Enought to Join Us?

The Clarington Polar Bear Swim takes place on January 1, 2017. Swimmers brave the icy cold waters of Lake Ontario to raise funds for the Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund. Come early to register, enjoy the food and music. The first 100 swimmers to check in will get some swag and top fundraisers receive great prizes!

For details visit the Clarington Polar Bear Swim website.

   Posted December 5, 2016
March Break Funding available on December 19th

The 2017 March Break Fund applications will be available on Monday, December 19, 2016 after 5:00 p.m.

Please check the Autism Ontario website then for available information.

   Posted November 28, 2016 Region Police Service K9 Calendar is now on sale!

This is the 25th anniversary for the DRPS K9 Unit. This year their annual K9 Calendar features the dogs and the unit's history and will benefit Autism Ontario Durham Region, The Animal Guardian Society (TAGS) and Alzheimer Durham. Calendars can be purchased for $20 online and at selected community partners. We will be selling the calendars at upcoming events as well.

The calendars are also available to purchase at DRPS Divisions and at the Police Education and Innovation Centre (located inside Durham College.)

Community Partners:

Gagnon Sports
385 Bloor St W, Oshawa

Welcome Feeds
2165 Durham Regional Hwy 2, Bowmanville

Police Credit Union
962 Kingston Rd, Pickering

Pita Deli
Five Points Mall, 285 Taunton Rd E, Oshawa

Pet Smart
340 Taunton Rd E, Whitby

In Fringe Hair and Esthetics
1050 Simcoe St N, Oshawa

Members of our K-9 Unit will be at various locations across the region including Pet Smart in Whitby until the end of the year, check, Twitter (@drps, @DRPS_K9) and Facebook (@OfficialDRPS) for updates.

You can pick-up yours at several locations across the region listed above, or online at

   Posted October 24, 2016
Family Support

Has your child been newly diagnosed with autism? Are you connected to all the programs and services available to your child affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder in Durham Region? Is your family receiving all the support you need?

Our Potential Programme Family Support Coordinator in Durham Region is available to meet with parents/guardians to develop a support plan for you and your family. This service is free of charge to any individual or family affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

You can contact the Potential Programme Family Support Coordinator Monique Johnson at or 905-723-8405.

For more details on the Potential Programme click here.

   Posted June 13, 2016
Click here to view the presentation.DRPS Autism Registry

We recently hosted an Autism Registry Information Night. A member of the Durham Region Police Service Mental Health Unit presented information about the Autism Registry and why it is an important and useful tool for both officers and individuals/families with a loved one with ASD. Click here to view the presentation.

   Posted May 31, 2016
For details and to see our other membership benefits click here.NEW Membership Benefits!

If there was ever a great time to be an Autism Ontario Durham Region member, it is now!

We are excited to announce that Autism Ontario members can now receive discounts on membership and other services at the Abilities Centre in Whitby. For details and to see our other membership benefits click here.

   Posted March 15, 2016
here.Read our E-News!

Our E-News is published once a month and is a compilation of announcements and information for families living with autism in Durham Region. To read previous issues or subscribe click here.

   Posted August 26, 2015

A tool for medical professionals to provide to newly diagnosed families

This tear off pad can be ordered upon request at and are provided complimentary of the Potential Programme.

To view, click here.

   Posted September 10, 2014

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