Parents as Partners

The Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC), Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), Mental Health and Well-Being Parent Partnership Committee and Model Schools for Inner Cities' Parent Academies are partnering to bring one INCLUSIVE conference at Allstream Centre on Saturday, April 16, 2016

Addressing feedback from Parent Conferences in 2014-15, parents requested fewer conferences with a wider range of topics from a variety of TDSB groups. This conference aims to bring together many of the TDSB Advisory Committees, that have parent and community members, to guide, inform and present the topics in a workshop format. Advisory Committees bring parent and community voice to the Board and through this conference we hope to foster relationships between these TDSB Advisory Committees and the families they represent.

The expected outcome of the conference will be to reinforce the commitment of leaders and practitioners in schools and communities, to continue to build on existing exemplary school board and school practices and to establish new networks in order to close achievement and opportunity gaps, and to ensure higher levels of success for all students.

Registration must be completed in advance of the conference 

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PEERS is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated adolescents in high school (and their parents) with high functioning ASD who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends.  

Are you and your teen interested in being a part of the next PEERS program in the Toronto area (to take place in the spring)?  Contact Christa ( )  to have your name added to the notification list. Note: this program requires a pre-interview and intake session; not all families interested will be accepted into the program.


When: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - Game starts at 3 pm

Where: Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, ON

(100 Princes' Blvd - at Exhibition Place)

Ticket Prices: $5/Person (Price is for seats only, section 101 – this does not include parking, food, etc.)

Registration opens Monday December 21st , 2015 at 7 pm and closes when full

Click here to see the poster

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Every1Games continues to offer exclusive discounts to Autism Ontario members and promotes the Toronto Chapter membership to grow our communities together.

Please, see the poster below  for our partnership with Every1Games and their programming.

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MNjcc LogoActive Kids

Did you know that we’re partnering with Miles Nadal JCC to offer some great, active programming for children? Special discounts are available to all our families who give the coupon code: "fair play" when registering.
See brochure for more dates, times, and all the important info.

Click here to see the brochure

Blue background with the words Everyday Friends Social NetworkEveryday Friends: Social Network

In partnership with Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre 

October - June, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Come on out on the first Thursday of the month, meet new people, connect and hang out.
Programs designed by the Youth Advisory Access Committee - programs for you, by you!
Games nights, Pool nights, Basketball, Pottery, Cooking. 
$150 for the year; $18 drop-in
Group will be facilitated.
Designed for youth 15-29 with developmental disabilities and ASD, open to all.

For more information, contact Liviya Mendelsohn at 416-924-6211 x330 or

CLICK HERE to see the flyer 



This summer Every1Games has a number of events that have been created based on feedback from the community. 

Every1Games continues to offer exclusive discounts to Autism Ontario members and promotes the Toronto Chapter membership to grow our communities together, we have confirmed another 3 memberships to the Toronto chapter that have resulted from our growing partnership. 

Below are this summers programs and events for families with children who are over 19 years old for the CLC to consider supporting financially from July to  September, including a unique sponsorship opportunity for this years Autism Friendly Unconference. 

CLICK HERE to see the programs


PEERS Social Skills Training for  Teens on the Autism Spectrum

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a 12-week evidence-based social skills training for motivated teens on the Autism Spectrum, in grades 9 to 12, who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends.

Runs Tuesday Evenings from 5:30pm – 7pm 
at the Redpath Centre (40 Holly Street, Younge/Eglinton)
September 29, 2015 – December 15, 2015

Click here to see the poster

Chapter Events

Jan 16 - Teen Art Classes
Jan 21 - Russian Speaking Parent Support Group

Autism Ontario - Toronto - Teen Art Classes (8 Weeks)Teen Art Classes

 This event is open to teens ages 14+.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis. 

Registration opens Friday, December 18 at 7pm and closes when full.  Classes run for 8 weeks from January 17 - March 6th from 2 - 5pm.

LOCATION: High Park Day School, 291A Jane St Toronto, ON 

Click here to see the poster

Click here to REGISTER

Autism Ontario - Toronto - Russian Speaking Parent...Russian Speaking Parent Support Group

Autism Ontario, in partnership with Autism Path, is pleased to announce a new parent support initiative – a parent support group for families who speak Russian as their first language. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents in an informal, relaxed atmosphere to discuss Autism and related issues in your native language.

WHEN: Thursday, January 21, 2015 from 7pm – 9pm

LOCATION: The Pickle Barrel 1 Promenade Circle Thornhill, ON L4J 4P8

Click here to see the poster

Click here to REGISTER

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 - Ginny Pearce           
Address: Autism Ontario Toronto, PO BOX 55570 Cedar Heights, Scarborough, ON, M1H 3G7
Ph: 1-866-925-9969


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.

CLICK HERE to see the poster


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) 925-9969
Address: Autism Ontario Toronto
PO BOX 55570 Cedar Heights
Scarborough, ON
M1H 3G7

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