Autism Ontario Durham Region is proud to offer support group meetings monthly, facilitated by parent volunteer members of our Chapter Leadership Council and our Family Support Coordinator. These meetings provide a wonderful opportunity to talk with other chapter members, families and others supporting individuals living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This support group is intended for parents, grandparents, guardians and caregivers who care for children aged 0-15 years with autism spectrum disorder.
We do provide respite care on a semi-regular basis for parents who attend this Support Group. Respite is intended for children who are aged 3-12 and must be toilet-trained.
Light refreshments will be served.
Families are invited to come out and enjoy Playfit Kids Club in Cambridge!
This will be a private facility party with full use including play structure, pizza, snacks & drinks.
This event is open to children with ASD, their siblings and caregivers only.
Spaces are limited. Registration is required.
Children with ASD, ages 6-10, are invited to Science Safari in Oakville to come out experience some "rad reptiles", like the corn snake, the ball python, the red foot tortoise, the blue tongued skink or the crested gecko.
Then enjoy some cool science experiments like the energy stick, the air canon and "Make and Take Slime"
The event will finish off with a pizza party where kids can play with "clics blocks" and socialize.
This will be a private event just for us!
This event is open to children with ASD, aged 6-10 and their parents only.
Spaces are limited. Registration is required.
Come out and join us for a day of fun recreational activities, mini golf and much more at the resort
FAMILY ARE ASKED TO BRING THEIR OWN PICNIC LUNCH
(there will be a picnic area set up)
Every Sunday from April 3rd, 2016 until June 26th, 2016
There will be no dance club on April 10th (due to the pancake breakfast) or May 22nd (May long weekend)
Fee: $50.00 per child, due the first day of the club, April 3rd.
The first 50 minutes will be for practicing a routine that will be completed by the end of the group, along with warm up and cool down (yoga poses).
The second hour will focus on a theme-based craft that (season, holiday or specific time of year).
Spaces are limited to 20 children so please register early.
Limit per family is 4.
If you are unable to attend please let us know due to the popularity of this club.
Timmins Mini Wheats Riding Club
Join us for 4 weeks starting Monday, May 2nd from 7:00pm - 8:00-pm
Additional Dates: May 9th, 16th and 30th
The Mini Wheats program promotes active participation in a variety of unmounted educational activities involving miniature horses.
This program will help develop effective communication skills, build leadership and creative problem solving skills.
Please note: For safety purposes, participants need to be able to work independently and follow instructions.
Join us for a family evening of creativity at the Station Gallery in Whitby. Free for families of children with autism. Registration opens May 5th at 10am and closes when full.
Not looking forward to bringing your child with ASD to the hairdresser? This workshop is for you!
This home haircutting program is designed specifically for parents caring for loved ones who have Autism. Learn to cut professional quality haircuts at home in 5 sessions…
Through a series of fun and easy to do workshops, using the specially designed haircutting system, parents can learn how to do professional quality haircuts at home in a caring and comfortable environment.
This series includes all materials as well as your haircutting kit (clipper, doll head, clips, cape, combs and scissors) along with your specialized instruction and handbook.
Please join us.
Dates and Time:
Monday, May 30, 2016 - 7-9pm
Monday June 6, 2016, 7-9pm
Monday June 13, 2016, 7-9pm
Monday June 20, 2016, 7-9pm
Monday June 27, 2016, 7-9pm *
(*Bring a friend to showcase your hair cutting skills on at the last class)
This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers with children with ASD in an informal, relaxed atmosphere with good snacks and even better company!
Join us for our 8 Week Edge of the Box Theatre Group starting April 21st from 7:00pm - 8:00pm
May 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
June 1st and 9th
This fun and motivating approach gives each participant the opportunity to explore their unique expression through theatre games, role-playing, improv, story telling and body movements.
There will be 7 weeks of hands on activities followed by a demonstration for invited guests on the 8th week.
This will be available for children with ASD only from ages 8-13
Please come prepared in comfortable clothing.