Celebrate Autism Ontario's 50th Anniversary

Autism Ontario is celebrating its 50th anniversary! While we are proud of our accomplishments, we know there's still much work to be done. Together with the autism community, we are committed to promoting inclusivity and support for autistic individuals and their families.

Let's continue to make a difference, together.

Provincial – 50th Anniversary Signature Events

Autism Ontario wants to celebrate with our families from across the province, so we have created “50th Anniversary Signature Events” that will take place throughout the year.

Our signature events will have staff from that region on hand to greet the families, some 50th swag on hand for kids (while supplies last), as well as a little something special.

To register and keep updated with the events, please visit Autism Ontario’s events page at www.autismontario.com/events

50th Anniversary events to date:

July 3 — Autism Ontario at the Toronto Argos in Toronto

July 15 — Sudbury, exclusive family boat cruises

August 23 — A relaxed performance of Wrinkle in Time at Stratford theatre

August 29 — Autism Ontario at the CNE

September 10 — A 50th celebration at Canada’s Wonderland

September 30 — Autism Ontario at the Ottawa Redblacks

October 1 — Autism Ontario at Santa’s Village

November 4 and 5 — Autism Ontario at Ripley’s Aquarium



A message of gratitude from our CEO, Margaret Spoelstra, and Board President, Kim Moore

This momentous occasion calls for heartfelt appreciation for the dedication, goodwill, and unwavering support of every individual who has contributed to Autism Ontario’s growth and progress. In this special letter, Autism Ontario’s CEO, Margaret Spoelstra, and Board President, Kim Moore, express their gratitude and outline a vision for the future, highlighting the transformative impact Autism Ontario has had over the last five decades.

50 years of impact: A journey to remember

Listen to some of the voices from the community that have contributed to Autism Ontario’s journey and have supported us along the way.