Durham Region


Welcome to your Durham Region Autism Ontario Chapter! Our goal is to be a reliable source of information and support for all Durham residents who have a connection to autism including families, children, adults on the spectrum, caregivers, support workers, and teachers. 

What we do: 

  • To help our community learn about ASD, Chapters conduct special speakers and/or training workshops. These cover such topics as advocacy, support and the latest news in ASD research. These courses are advertised by email and our website. 

  • Works with community partners to promote and enhance awareness about autism.

  • Holds various fundraising events throughout the year, and run programs and events for individuals with ASD and their families to get involved, socialize and network. 

Upcoming Durham Chapter Events

Silent Santa - Pickering Town Centre



Silent Santa - Oshawa Centre


November 15, 2019

Join us for a fun day of Swimming and Cookie Decorating!

Swim time ...  3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cookie Decorating ... 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Click here for more details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autism-ontario-durham-pa-day-swim-cookie-decorating-tickets-75489455995

November 23, 2019

Autism Ontario-Durham Region invites families of children with ASD to enjoy pancakes with Santa!

Please join us for a full pancake breakfast.

There will be lots of fun activities, raffles and a special appearance by Santa to hand out gifts to all of the kids. 

Ages - birth - 18 years

Click here for more details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autism-ontario-durham-pancakes-with-santa-tickets-75490264413

December 29, 2019

Join us for a night out watching the Generals win!!!

Price $10.00 per person

Click here for more details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autism-ontario-durham-oshawa-generals-registration-75494765877

 December 30, 2019

Come on out and learn how to make something delicious!

Menu: TBD

Pre-registration is required.

Click here for more details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autism-ontario-durham-parentchild-cooking-class-registration-64812685487

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**Registration Opens January 7 at 10am** Enjoy a beautiful trek through the snow with family and friends this winter season!   Trails will be…