Annual General Meeting - Autism Ontario Toronto Chapter

AGM and Toronto Chapter Leadership Election
Toronto Catholic District School Board Office
80 Sheppard Avenue EAST
Toronto, Ontario (across from the Sheppard TTC Station)
Tuesday May 19, 2015 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Our guest speakers are Maureen Barnes, BEd MA, Manager, and Raymond Peart,MEd, PhD Candidate, ASD Educator/Coordinator, Learning Disabilities Services, York University who will be presenting: Strengthening transitions to post-secondary for students with ASD

Nomination Form

cosplay.jpgCosplay program

We're excited to offer a Cosplay program in partnership with Every1Games!

Ever wish you were a superhero? Do you like zombies? Always wanted to be a character from your favourite game or TV show? Is halloween your favourite holiday?  Join us for an exciting new program at Every1Games. Cosplay, short for costume-play, is a form of self-expression, the art of dressing-up to show love for a particular video game, anime, comic and more, it is becoming a big hobby among fans.

This is a 6 week group for individuals with ASD between the ages of 12-25. Subsidized cost: $200.
For more info and to register go to:


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Friendship Lab

Children and their parents/guardians are invited to participate in a social skills intervention targeting Theory of Mind, also known as perspective-taking or social thinking and friendship-making skills. This intervention will run for 9 weeks (dates below). Children and parents/guardians will both participate in one hour sessions simultaneously. Children will receive instruction related to the understanding of other people and will practice using social thinking strategies through role play and games. Parents will receive instruction in how to support their child’s development of Theory of Mind and social skills.

Times / Dates: The group will meet Saturday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 am on the following dates: March 28, April 11, 18, May 2, 9, 23, 30, June 6 & 13.  (Breaks for long weekends & the weekend of April 25)

CLICK HERE for more information

Autism Teenage Partnership

Autism Teenage Partnership presents Autism Teen Nights!

Autism Teenage Partnership is an organization that runs a program where teens diagnosed with autism join in for a social night filled activities and fun.

CLICK HERE to see the flyer

ClICK HERE to see JansonC Autism Teenage Partnership Poster

Thank you to our Members!

The Toronto Chapter would like to thank our dedicated Chapter members for all your support throughout the years. Without you, we would not be here. To our non-members, if you would like to take advantage of subsidies, reduced cost at events etc. become a Toronto Chapter member now. Join and be part to Autism Ontario Toronto Chapter Family. You can register on line by clicking here

Click “Join Now” button on your computer, select “Toronto” under “Become a Member of Autism Ontario”, it’s that easy!

Membership & Support Opportunities

Wishing you and your families a safe and fun-filled summer. Here’s to meeting you at our upcoming events!

Toronto Chapter
Chapter President - Matthew Wark           
Chair of Events - Marti Veliz         

Address: 1032 Pape Ave, PO Box 60007, Toronto, ON, M4K 3Z3
Ph: 1-866-925-9969

Chapter Events

April 19 - Ripley's Aquarium - A Sensory Friendly Evening!
April 22 - Qu’est-ce que l’ACA (Analyse comportementale appliquée)?
April 25 - Sibling Social Group
April 25 - Family Swim
April 27 - Atelier portant sur la gestion l'anxiété avec Dre. Marie-Ève Dubois


Autism Ontario - Ripley's Aquarium - A Sensory...Ripley's Aquarium - A Sensory Friendly Evening!

Autism Ontario invites children with autism and their families to enjoy a sensory friendly evening at Ripley’s Aquarium! Sound will be lowered, lights will be raised, and a quiet room will be available for individuals who need a break from the excitement. 

DATE: Sunday, 19 April 2015 from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Ripley's Aquarium, 288 Bremner Blvd.,Toronto, ON
FREE with registration!



Click here to see the poster



Autisme Ontario: webinaire provinciale - Qu’est-ce que...Qu’est-ce que l’analyse comportementale appliquée (ACA)?

L’ACA se veut l’approche privilégiée pour comprendre le comportement, réduire les comportements à défi et enseigner des nouveaux comportements et des nouvelles habiletés. L’ACA gagne de plus en plus d’attention dans les dernières années. Mais, c’est quoi exactement l’ACA? Cet atelier vise à démystifier l’ACA en examinant de près ses principes de base ainsi que des exemples de son application au quotidien. Les participantes et participants quitteront armé d’une meilleure compréhension de cette approche scientifique du comportement.

DATE: Mercredi 22 avril 2015 de 12:00 à 13:00
LOCATION: via l'internet, webinaire
Free!! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme)


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Autism Ontario - Toronto - Sibling Group - AprilSibling Social Group

A group just for siblings ages 7-11!  This group will target social opportunities for children with siblings with autism.  They will develop strategies and a better understanding of the challenges their sibling faces. 

DATE: Saturday, 25 April 2015 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Morneau Shepell Children's Support Services, 1131 Leslie Street, North York, ON M3C 2J6
Free!! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme)


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Autism Ontario - Toronto - Family Swim - April 2015Family Swim

Families are invited to come out for an enjoyable swim! The pool will be used only for Autism Ontario’s for the hour!

DATE: Saturday, 25 April 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue at Bloor, Toronto, ON M5S 2J2
Free!! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme)


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Autisme Ontario: Toronto - Atelier portant sur la...Atelier portant sur la gestion l'anxiété avec Dre. Marie-Ève Dubois

Description de l'atelier: Cet atelier s’adresse aux parents d’enfants et d’adolescents ayant un trouble du spectre de l’autisme (TSA). Le but de l’atelier sera d’introduire les parents au modèle de thérapie cognitivo-comportementale (TCC; CBT en anglais) de l’anxiété.  L’atelier sera d’une durée d’une heure. 

DATE: Lundi 27 avril 2015 de 18:00 à 20:30
Cercle de l'amitié- Centre culturel et communautaire,Salle de réunion 1780, boulevard Meadowvale, Missisauga, ON L5N 7K8
Gratuit !!!



Dear Members and Guests,
The Toronto Chapter is more than happy to share information regarding our Autism community.
If you wish us to share your information the Toronto Chapter asks to please forward all pertinent information via email (include necessary links, pdf etc.) to for sharing. Please include consent to share said information.
If the information you wish to share is something received from another source, please ensure that consent to share has been provided.

Thank you,
Your Chapter CLC



Second Language Parent Mentorship Program

Would you like to connect with other parents of children with autism who speak your language?

Learn about the Second Language Parent Membership Program. This program helps parents/caregivers of a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) connect to other parent/caregivers of children with ASD who speak their language either in person or by telephone.

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TTC_logoGreat news!

Effective January 1, 2014, a support person accompanying a person with a disability will not be required to pay a fare when travelling on the TTC.
Customers with disabilities who travel with a support person on the TTC must apply for a TTC Support Person Assistance Card to be eligible for this fare exemption. A support person is someone who assists the card holder with communication, mobility, From January 1, 2014 to March 29, 2014, TTC will permit a support person to travel with a paying customer on an honour system. Starting Sunday, March 30, customers will require a Support Person Assistance Card in order for the support person to travel with the card holder on a single fare.


Potential_Programme_logoPotential Programme now available!


The Potential Programme is a unique service from Autism Ontario designed to directly support all Ontario families, parents and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

This programme provides support through greater access to ASD experts in their communities and to provide supportive community-based learning opportunities for children with ASD.

Learn more about the Programme.

WANTED: Your Ideas for Social Learning Opportunities
We welcome your ideas for Social Learning Opportunities funded through Autism Ontario's Potential Programme.

Click here to learn how you can share your ideas with us!


Office Phone: 1 (866) 925-99691 (866) 925-9969
Address: Autism Ontario-Toronto
1032 Pape Avenue
P.O. Box 60007
Toronto ON M4K 3Z3

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