Wretches

You’re invited! Oct. 25 Bloor HotDocs Cinema hosts a FREE showing of the documentary: Wretches & Jabberers

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:30am – 12:30pm there will be a FREE screening of Wretches & Jabberers followed by an audience discussion with film stars and disability rights advocates Larry Bissonnette and Tracy Thresher. Gerardine Wurzburg will moderate this discussion. This event will be at Bloor Hotdocs Cinema located at 506 Bloor St. W. This theater is accessible and located near the Bathurst Station on the Bloor-Danforth Subway line. This event is free and open to the general public. For more information about the venue, please visit Bloor HotDocs Cinema's website.

This event is hosted by The Autism Acceptance Project and York University and is sponsored by Autism Ontario.


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Second Annual Roll & Strike For Autism Bowlathon

2nd Annual Roll and Strike for Autism, Bowlathon will be held on Saturday, November 1th, 2014 at Thorncliffe Bowlerama. Help fundraise and have fun doing it. Last year, at our first bowlathon ever, the Toronto Chapter raised a wopping $10,000!!! Those funds were put back into the community by providing much needed summer camp subsidies, reduced cost for older teens and adults to participate in Every1Games camp sessions and so much more!
Prizes will be awarded to top three fundraisers!
Mark the date on your calendar and join us at our 2nd Annual Roll and Strike for Autism Bowlathon.

Read more...

CLICK HERE to register

 


Autism Ontario - Toronto - Christmas Party!TORONTO CHAPTER CHRISTMAS PARTY

This annual Christmas party will feature crafts for kids, yummy treats, and a magic show! Best of all, each registered child can meet Santa, have their photo taken together and receive a gift! Please join us!

Registration opens on October 25th at 9am and closes when full.

DATE: Saturday, 29 November 2014
TIME: from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
COST: FREE with registration!! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to see the 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         

Email: Toronto@autismontario.com
Web: Autismontario.com/Toronto
Address: 1032 Pape Ave, PO Box 60007, Toronto, ON, M4K 3Z3
Ph: 1-866-925-9969


Chapter Events

Oct 16 - Four Week Job Prep Workshop for 15 - 18 year olds with high functioning autism
Oct 18 - Sibling Social Group
Oct 21 - Children’s Art Class
Oct 24 - Halloween Party!
Oct 24 - Webinar-The Science of Making Friends for Teens and Young Adults with ASD
Oct 25 - Teen Event – Video Production Classes
Oct 28 - Autisme Ontario: Toronto- L’étrange beauté de l’esprit autistique avec Antoine Ouellette
Oct 29 - Webinaire Autisme Ontario: provinciale- L’étrange beauté de l’esprit autistique avec Antoine Ouellette
Nov 1- COSTUME CLIMB – INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING
Nov 15 - Toronto Movie Morning:Big Hero 6 (2D)
Nov 29 - TORONTO CHAPTER CHRISTMAS PARTY


iPad®for Children with Autism

Discover how the iPad can help children with autism

A 6-part series on Wednesdays October 15, 22 and 29 & November 5, 12 and 19, 2014
TIME: From 11:30am to 12 :30 pm
COST: FREE!! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to see the poster

 


Autism Ontario - Toronto - Four Week Job Prep Workshop...Four Week Job Prep Workshop for 15 - 18 year olds with high functioning autism / Asperger Syndrome

This four-part series, geared to teens with high functioning autism/Asperger Syndrome between 15 – 18 years of age, is designed to increase self-awareness, while learning about future employment and education opportunities.

DATE: Thursdays: October 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 2014
TIME: From 6pm–8pm
COST: FREE!! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to see the poster


Autism Ontario - Toronto - Art Class for 4-6 year olds!Children’s Art Class

Art Class for 4-6 year olds!
Create a wonderful family keepsake during this fun-filled event!  Families will design and create their own clay art piece together.

DATE: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
TIME: from 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Kidville, 3420 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4N 2M9
COST: FREE!! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to see the poster

 


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Join us for our first Halloween party held in partnership with the U of T Autism Alliance, a student club at U of T. There will be activities, food (pizza), snacks, and Trick or Treat candy! Siblings are welcome to come too! Prizes will be awarded to top 3 costumes!

The cost of the event is free thanks to the generosity of the UofT Autism Alliance club. Parental supervision is required, this is not a drop-off event.
Pay parking is available near the building.

DATE: Friday, October 24, 2014
TIME: 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
LOCATION: University of Toronto - St. George Campus, 33 St George St
Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
COST: FREE!!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to see the poster

 


The Science of Making Friends for Teens and Young Adults with ASD: The UCLA PEERS ® Program

Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson will be providing an overview of her empirically supported social skills program for teens and young adults with ASD.

This lively and engaging webinar will include tips for parents, professionals, and educators on how to provide social coaching using concrete rules and steps of social behavior derived from the widely popular PEERS® program. This webinar will include easy-to-use strategies to assist teens and young adults with making and keeping friends and handling peer conflict and peer rejection, including research supported strategies for managing bullying. 

DATE: Friday, October 24, 2014
TIME: from12.30 PM to 1.30 PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to see the poster

 


Autisme Ontario: Toronto- L’étrange beauté de l’esprit...Autisme Ontario: Toronto- L’étrange beauté de l’esprit autistique avec Antoine Ouellette

Cet atelier est conçu pour les parents, les jeunes ayant un TSA et les intervenants et intervenantes. Il est en même temps une formation qui propose une plongée dans les profondeurs de l’esprit autistique, afin d’en saisir l’étrange beauté et l’étendue de ses nuances.

DATE: Mardi 28 octobre 2014
TIME: de 18:30 à 20:00
LOCATION: École Georges-Étienne-Cartier, Local 200, 250, chemin Gainsborough
Toronto, ON M4L 3C6
COST: Gratuit! (Les frais d’inscription seront payéspar le programme Potentiel d’Autisme Ontario)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to see the poster


Autisme Ontario: Toronto- L’étrange beauté de l’esprit...Webinaire Autisme Ontario: provinciale- L’étrange beauté de l’esprit autistique avec Antoine Ouellette

Cet atelier est conçu pour les parents, les jeunes ayant un TSA et les intervenants et intervenantes. Il est en même temps une formation qui propose une plongée dans les profondeurs de l’esprit autistique, afin d’en saisir l’étrange beauté et l’étendue de ses nuances.

DATE: Mercredi 29 octobre 2014
TIME: de 19:00 à 21:00
COST: Gratuit! (Les frais d’inscription seront payéspar le programme Potentiel d’Autisme Ontario)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to see the poster

 


video_imgTeen Event – Video Production Classes

Work collaboratively with other teens to create a story board and produce a video!

DATE: Saturday, October 25, November 1, and November 8, 2014
TIME: From 9am–4pm
LOCATION: George Brown College, School of Design 341 King Street East Toronto
COST: $50 (The cost of registration will be subsidized by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to see the poster

 


COAutism Ontario - Toronto - Halloweeen Costume Rock...STUME CLIMB – INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING

Come rock climbing with us dressed in your Halloween Costume!

This event is intended for children between the ages of 6 - 18, who have an ASD diagnosis. Due to space limitations and anticipated interest in the event, we kindly ask that only youth with an ASD diagnosis be registered, and only ONE (1) parent/guardian attend to support them.

DATE: Saturday, 1 November 2014
TIME: from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Boulders Etobicoke, 80 The East Mall Unit 9, Etobicoke, ON
COST: FREE!! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to see the poster

 


Autism Ontario - Toronto - Movie Morning: Big Hero 6 (2D)Toronto Movie Morning:Big Hero 6 (2D)

Bring out the whole family for a fun movie morning to Big Hero 6 in 2D!
We will have exclusive use of the theatre and will have lights and sound adjusted for sensory differences.  Please join us.
This event is open to children with ASD, their siblings and caregivers only.

DATE: Saturday, 15 November 2014
TIME: from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Cineplex Odeon - Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas, 22 Lebovic Ave. Scarborough, ON L5T 2Y3
COST: $4 per person (The cost of admission will be subsidized by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to see the poster


Webinar-The Science of Making Friends for Teens and Young Adults with ASD: The UCLA PEERS®Program

Deficits in social skills are considered one of the defining challenges among youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet few evidence-based social skills programs exist for adolescents and young adults with ASD without intellectual disabilities. Using the techniques outlined in her book, The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults, Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson will be providing an overview of her empirically supported social skills program for teens and young adults with ASD.

DATE: Friday, October 24, 2014
TIME: at 12:30 PM EDT
COST: FREE!! (The cost of admission will be funded by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here to see the poster


 

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 Toronto@autismontario.com 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

 


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Webinar: iPad for Children with Autism

A 6 - part series on Wednesdays
October 15, 22 and 29 & November5, 12 and 19, 2014
From 11:30am to 12:30 pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
(then look for the title and the date you wish to register for)

Click here to see the poster

 


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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.
http://www.ttc.ca/Fares_and_passes/Support_Person_Card/index.jsp

 


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!


 

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Email: toronto@autismontario.com
Address: Autism Ontario-Toronto
1032 Pape Avenue
P.O. Box 60007
Toronto ON M4K 3Z3

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