London

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    Welcome to your London Autism Ontario Chapter! Our goal is to be a reliable source of information and support for all 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, facebook 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.

    Prevalence Rate of Autism: An Estimated 1 in 66 children have been diagnosed with autism. Visually, that’s one child per school bus.

    Autism Ontario London Chapter also gratefully accepts financial donations of any value, we rely on fundraising and donations to financially support our services.  Autism Ontario London Chapter is a non-profit charity and receives no direct government funding.  To learn more about how you can help, donate, fund-raise, or circulate events, please contact our office at 519-433-3390 london@autismontario.com or donate electronically by select the donate button on the header and select “London” as the chapter.  

    Upcoming London Chapter Events

    LONDON CHAPTER SURVEY RESULTS- thank you for participating:

    Thank you to those who completed the survey sharing with us what you feel your family needs regarding support, and monthly programs and groups.  Your input in this survey was vital, it will shape our events, programs and groups moving forward. Our community is changing and we wish to stay current.  Our London Chapters goal is to, ensuring that the events we offer meet the needs of our families, are the best value financially, and are well attended.  

    VEGAN MEXICAN COOKING CLASS-
    for Independent Adults with Autism - 18 years of age and older

    presented by Naturally Vegan and Autism London:
    When: Thursday Nov 7th 6:30-8:30pm
    Cost is $24.95 
    Menu is fixed, for full details see the attached poster.

    Naturally Vegan logo
    • Students in this class will join the chef and participate in shopping for the menu items. 
    • Students will be divided into groups, and work together, learning new cooking and preparation skills. 
    • It is imperative that students who sign up for this class follow instructions from both the chef as well as the chef's assistants. 
    • After the meal has been prepared and cooked, the group will enjoy a meal together.  
    • This is a skill development opportunity, to learn something new and socialize and meet new people.  
    • Pre-registration and payment required. 
    • Click Here to See Poster Details

    To register contact click here 

    Passages – Transition Planning for Families and Youth Through Secondary School and Beyond.  LDCSB and the TVDSB invite you to attend transition information fair.

    Location: London District Catholic School Board

    - 5200 Wellington Rd. S

    Entrance through the front door.  Parking available in the lower lot.

    Date: Nov 6th 4-7pm

     

    Mexican Cooking Class

    For Independent Adults with ASD

    18 yrs and older

    Location: Covent Garden London

    Register at : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vegan-mexican-cooking-class-for-independent-adults-with-asd-tickets-79091730495?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

    Date: November 7th 6:30-8:30

     

    Rheo Thompson chocolate mint smoothie sale:

    Holiday gifts or anytime treats.  This is a chapter fundraiser to help support teen and adult programs.  Help us fundraise – everyone can participate.  Contact the local office for an order form and sell them to your workplace or family.

    Interested in purchasing a few just for yourself or family, contact our office.  london@autismontario.com 

    Orders due by November 29th

    Fall Fest

    Autism Awareness Western is hosting fun games and activities- everyone welcome.

    Activities include: Slime making, fall leaves and wreaths making, friendship bracelets, photobooths, and much more!

    Location University Community Centre - Community Room (second floor). For more information email:

    autismawareness.club@westernusc.ca

    Date: Nov 16th 12:30-3:30pm

     

    Value Village Donation Drive

    Its purging time and time to change over the closets and dresser drawers.  Put those old items, or items you are no longer in need of into our clothing donation drive on November 23rd.  Can you fill one black garbage bag?  Maybe 2 or 3 or how about 5?  Donations can be dropped off 3pm at the Value Village Oxford and Wonderland.  If you need an earlier pickup, contact our office and we can make arrangements.  Proceeds of this donation drive will go to support programs and activities in our chapter. 

    Date: November 23rd

    Niagara On the Lake – Shaw Festival Presents: A Christmas Carol

    Location: Royal George Theatre, 85 Queen St-Niagara On The Lake ON

    Register online at Autism Ontario Niagara Events.

    November 21st, 7-10pm  

    Jungle Jax Play Inc.-Indoor Play centre

    Location: 520 Dundas St. –Woodstock

    Register under OUR EVENTS –London

    Date: November 22nd- 5-7pm

     

    London - Movie Morning - Frozen 2

    Location: Cineplex Odeon Westmount Cinema, 755 Wonderland Rd S
    London

     Register under OUR EVENTS –London

    November 23rd, 2019 10:00am-12:00 PM

     

    Woodstock Childhood Budget Info. Session

    Location: Wellkin Child and Youth Mental Wellness Centre
    912 Dundas St. –Woodstock

    Register under OUR EVENTS -London

    Date: December 3rd 2-4pm

     

    FlipGive - Shop Online

    Autism Ontario London FlipGive -  Shop on Line, 

    FlipGive is an easy and effective way to help fundraise for our London Chapter while making purchases you would normally make anyway. The company you purchase from donates a percentage of the item price back to London Chapter.  It's that easy!

    Movies, coffee, workout wear, name brands, the directory of brand names are endless:

    How it Works:

    1. Click the here to Join the Team  
    2. This Autism London link is automatically set up for you.
      Join now it is free.  Our invite code is NMJC53  
    3. Create your account: name, email and password. 
      Once completed, you are set to shop. 
    4. Start shopping online! When logged in, click the “Store” navigation at the top to view brands, current deals, gift cards, and more shopping options.
    5. Important: Ensure that you have turned off any ad-blocker when you enter the FlipGive store. When you click a link in the FlipGive store to start shopping you may be directed to another webpage (like Amazon.ca, for example). Be sure your ad-blocker is turned off so FlipGive can track your purchase to ensure Autism London receives the cash-back donation.
    6. Download the mobile app and make purchases through the app for added convenience! Simply search “FlipGive” in your phone’s app store - it’s free to download.
    7. Share the link and invite teammates to join Autism London's fundraising team.

    Best of all: it’s free and easy to use!

    If you have questions or issues with your account, the FlipGive support team will be happy to help and are very responsive. Please remember to make sure you have logged into your FlipGive account and access the store before you begin shopping. Or use the FlipGive app on your phone / tablet and shop within the app.

    If you have further questions regarding how FlipGive , click here and a chapter leadership committee member will be in contact.  

    Autism Fun Day with O Serves – Orientation Western Volunteers
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    O Serves 2
    O Serves 3

    On September 7th, Autism Ontario London was supported by UWO volunteer students to support the first week back to school for families with autism.  The event goal was to provide a sensory friendly environment that children with autism and their siblings could engage in games , rock painting and yoga.  It also broadened the experience of the university students with personal experience,  providing connections with autism.

    The activities supported social engagement and taught relaxation methods with yoga, breathing and painting.  Everyone made a new friend  – COMPLETE SUCCESS!  

    Thank you O’ Serves volunteers, our Autism Ontario London committee, families and a special thanks to Emilia Klassen, a UWO student and yoga instructor, for volunteering her time and skills.

    A huge thank you to our community supporters of this event:

    Scholars Choice, providing new games,

    Sobeys for providing snacks and

    VP Landscaping for providing all the river rocks we wanted.

    Your Involvement is Needed:

    These opportunities for our families are valuable, they help individuals with autism connect with one another, create new peer friends,  and be accepted -reducing the feeling of isolation or being misundstood.  We need community support to create our clubs, groups,  and social supports – we are asking for your help.  Please help with donations, availability, opportunities and time.  We cannot do this without your aissistance. 

    Please be generous and support Autism Ontario London- be part of a positive experience and change lives. 

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