Coming Soon!

Keep an eye out for our upcoming Holiday events.

We are hosting our 2nd annual Silent Santa events at Pickering Town Centre and Oshawa Centre. We have added more time slots this year due to the overwhelming response last year. Registration opens on October 29th.

Also coming up, lunch with Santa! Registration opens November 5th at 8am.

Go to our events page to register.

   Posted October 19, 2016
October is Autism Awareness Month in Canada

Through your support, Autism Ontario continues to increase public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact.

Want to be a part of it? Please consider helping us by becoming a member, donating funds or volunteering your time.

   Posted October 4, 2016
PEERS Deadline Extended!

Autism Ontario Potential Programme has extended the deadline to register for the PEERS Program until the program reaches the minimum needed to run. PEERS is an evidence based social skills program for teens aged 13-17. Teens will learn about choosing appropriate friends, dealing with bullying, conversation skills and much more.
For more information and to register visit

   Posted September 19, 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
Get Involved in Special Education Advocacy

We are currently soliciting applicants for the role of alternate SEAC representative for Durham District School Board and Durham Catholic District School Board. If you are interested in applying, email us at For more information on the role of the SEAC representative click here.

   Posted October 12, 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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