www.girlsnite4autism.com.3rd Annual Girls Nite 4 Autism

We have a great lineup of entertainment including a live band, demos, massages and samples, 27+ vendors, fabulous auction items, a signature drink and cash bar, and hors d'oeuvres planned for this year's event. Tickets are for sale online for $25, at the door for $30. For details and to purchase tickets visit www.girlsnite4autism.com.

   Posted March 3, 2014
Community Yoga Event

Students, staff, parents, and community members participated in a Community Yoga event at Highbush P.S. on April 9, 2014. This event was a fantastic way for Autism Ontario-Durham Region to encourage Autism Awareness while promoting community participation and wellness.

We would especially like to thank teacher Anna Maggi and teacher/yoga instructor Vicki Petrogiani for organizing this amazing event.

   Posted April 17, 2014
Take the SurveyCASDA Survey

CASDA is an alliance of autism organizations across Canada working for change from our Federal Government on behalf of families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

CASDA is now embarking on an on-line National Needs Assessment Surve. This on line survey will canvas the opinions of thousands of Canadians, from all provinces and territories. The data gathered will help support surveillance initiatives and identify existing services and service gaps, as well as provide perspectives based on factors such as regions within Canada, age of the individual with an ASD, family needs and views of the professional community.

If you are an individual with ASD, a family member, caregiver, educator of someone with ASD, or a professional who works in the ASD Field, this is your chance to contribute to the foundation of a national autism plan.

Take the Survey

   Posted April 7, 2014
here.Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund

Applications are now being accepted for the Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund for students with ASD entering any level of post-secondary education (not just first year). Deadline for applications is April 30, 2014. For details and application forms click here.

   Posted March 31, 2014
The 2014-2015 Chapter Leadership Council (CLC) of Autism Ontario's Durham Region Chapter will be elected on May 15, 2014. We are now accepting nominations for the CLC.

The Annual Chapter Meeting (ACM) will be held on May 15, 2014. Elections will be held at the ACM. Anyone who is a member-in-good-standing of the Durham Region Chapter as of April 15, 2014 is eligible to vote in the elections. Voters must be present at the meeting.

This meeting is open to the public, aged 18 and over and will feature guest speaker Matthew Griffin. Matthew Griffin is a young man with autism, specifically Asperger's Syndrome. He is a college graduate, volunteer, youth award winner, mentor, public speaker and world traveler. Matthew will speak about his perspective and personal experiences and his motto: "Defying the Stereotype: Making a difference in unexpected ways".

Nominations Deadline: Thursday, May 1, 2014

For more information please contact durham@autismontario.com or call (905) 432-5092. For more details and to print nomination forms click here.

   Posted March 14, 2014
1st Annual Autism Awareness 1K Walk/5K Run

Organized by Autism's Angels, this event will take place on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the Heydonshore Kiwanis Park, 589 Water St., Whitby at 9am. We invite you to come out on a beautiful spring morning to raise awareness and funds for local autism supports and activities. All proceeds will go to Autism Ontario. For details on how to participate, fundraise or volunteer click here.

   Posted January 9, 2014
Free individual, marital/couple, and family counselling

About the counsellor: Christa is a former Durham Chapter Community Events Coordinator. Christa Sawyer has over ten years of counselling experience working with children and families of all ages, including experience working with individuals diagnosed with ASD. She is in the process of completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. As part of her certification process, Christa is offering free counselling at the Autism Ontario - Durham offices between January 2014 and August 2014. To book your appointment, contact her:
Christa Sawyer
(905) 922-9606

   Posted January 7, 2014
Become a Member Online

You can now become a member of Autism Ontario online! This option is available for new members or membership renewals. For details click here.

   Posted May 31, 2013

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