Membership Has Its Privileges
Autism Ontario Durham Region has been gifted Suite tickets for the February 24th, 2016 Oshawa Generals vs. Mississauga Steelheads game courtesy of Oshawa Councillor Amy England.
We appreciate our members and the support they provide to our Chapter, so we have decided to award the tickets to two member families via a draw.
On February 8th two names will be drawn from the Membership List as of January 25, 2016. Each winning member will receive 6 tickets plus a parking pass. Winning members will be contacted via phone/email. If the winners cannot use the tickets, another member name will be drawn. Acceptance of these tickets will be based on the following:
- the tickets will only be used by members of the winner's family
- if the winner cannot use the tickets they will contact us a.s.a.p. so we can draw another member's name
- tickets must be picked up at a designated spot at the GM Centre on the night of the game from an AO representative
- winners must agree to allow us to photograph them and agree to our photo waiver policy
Good luck to all our members!
Posted February 5, 2016
Effective immediately our new office is located at:
Durham Corporate Centre
105 Consumers Drive, Unit #3 (south door)
Whitby, ON L1N 1C4
Mail can be dropped off at the main reception desk (north door).
Office hours are by appointment only.
Our phone numbers remain the same:
toll free: 1-866-495-4680
Posted January 27, 2016
Advocating for Individuals and Families Affected by Autism
It was a great week of opportunities to advocate for more services and supports for individuals and families affected by ASD.
Our Chapter President, John Higo was invited to attend an Ontario government pre-budget consultation session at the Abilities Centre on January 21, 2016 and had the opportunity to speak about the state of autism services in the province of Ontario and make recommendations.
Autism mom (and our Fundraising Coordinator) Sharon Lakhan was invited to "chat" with Whitby/Oshawa Liberal candidate Elizabeth Roy and Premier Kathleen Wynne on Sunday, January 24th in Brooklin.
Both are passionate autism advocates and we are proud and honoured to have them as part of our team! Read John's submission here.
Posted January 22, 2016
Tickets Now on Sale !
Join us for an evening of great entertainment, shopping, decor demos, psychic readings, live artists, delicious appetizers and tasty treats, complimentary chair massages, a cake auction, a silent auction, raffles and so much more! With M.C. Stephanie Herrera of Durham Improv, singer-songwriter Erin Bird, over 30 vendors, our signature drink and some other great surprises, this event will be one you don't want to miss. For individuals aged 16+.
For details and to purchase tickets visit the Girls Nite for Autism website.
Posted January 11, 2016
School registration is open for our Raise the Flag campaign! | Les écoles peuvent maintenant s’inscrire à notre campagne de Levée du drapeau!
Last year over 400 Ontario schools and 340 municipalities raised the flag. We invite you to join us in 2016!
L’an dernier, plus de 400 écoles et 340 municipalités de l’Ontario ont participé à la campagne de Levée du drapeau. Nous vous invitons à vous joindre à nous en avril 2016!
For more details click here.
Posted December 10, 2015
Give Us Your Ideas!
Is there an event you'd love to see us organize locally for your child or teen? Did you attend an event in the area that you want to see happen more often? Share your idea with us by filling out an event idea form and submitting it to Christa@autismontario.com. The event idea form can be downloaded here:
Posted November 2, 2015
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
FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
A tool for medical professionals to provide to newly diagnosed families
This tear off pad can be ordered upon request at email@example.com and are provided complimentary of the Potential Programme.
To view, click here.
Posted September 10, 2014
Learn about our great membership benefits!
We have some great new membership benefits! See our Membership page for details. Did you know 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