Autism Ontario Toronto Chapter al Children's Christmas Party

Please join Autism Ontario - TORONTO Chapter for our annual children's Christmas Party on November 25, 2018 at the Port Union Recreational Centre 1:00-3:30. Enjoy a visit from Santa, games, crafts, food, photos and entertainment for the whole family. Registration for this event was open to Autism Ontario - Toronto Chapter members for 2 weeks. It is now open to non members as wll. Space is limited, register NOW.

Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Port Union Community Recreation Centre,

5450 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough

Admission: Free with registration

This event is open to children with ASD, their siblings and caregivers only. Gluten free food options will be available.


Teen Party
Young Adult Social Group (YASG)

Are you an independent young adult between 18-25 would like to get together to know other liked-minded ASD young adults, to make friends and do to fun and interesting activities together.  This group consists of young adults who are independent and who can travel around Toronto independently.  The goal is to make lifelong friends and to go out in the community and do various activities. Individuals must be able to function independently in a public setting. This event is not suitable for those requiring 1:1 support or do not have communication skills. 

An intake process is required for this group.  If you have never attended a YASG event, you will have to complete the YASG Intake Form. Once you fill out the form, you will be contacted regarding eligibility to attend our YASG events.  Once you are approved you can sign up for any of the events.


Autism Ontario -Indepndent Cooking Program for Young Adults 

A new program is being developed. More to come.





Are you an adult with ASD over the age of 18 looking for financial supports?

Find out more & apply for Autism Ontario’s Building Brighter Future’s Fund HERE


ON LINE study for ASD adults

Sick Kids Hospital would like to let you know about a study that might interest you. It is for adults (18 years of age and older) with ASD and/or their parents. It is an online study being conducted through Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. More information about the study and how to access the online survey is below. The study title is "Exploring prevalance of ASD among children of adults with ASD" and the Principal Investigator is Stphen Scherer, PhD. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Patricia Ambrozewicz at 416-813-6307 or


Mindfulness Research Study
A research study being conducted through CAMH (Principal Investigator: Dr. Yona Lunsky), in collaboration with York University (Co-Investigator: Dr. Jonathan Weiss). Has been launched for adults on the autism spectrum. 
We're inviting adults (18+ years-old) on the autism spectrum to complete a brief survey on their interest in mindfulness. Mindfulness involves bringing your attention and awareness to the present moment, which can help to promot mental health and well-being. We're interested in learning if mindfulness training is something that adults on the autism spectrum would be interested in taking part in, and if it can be delivered using a web-based program. We will use the information from this survey to design such a group. If you are interested in completing this survey.
Please let me know if you require any additional information. I can be contacted by email at

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.


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

We look forward to meeting you at our upcoming events!

Toronto Chapter
Chapter President - Melanie Battaglia          


Ready, Willing and Able

Are you looking for employment in the Greater Toronto Area?

Geneva Centre for Autism and Kerry’s Place Autism Services, in collaboration with Ready, Willing and Able are working to connect job seekers with Autism Spectrum Disorder to paid employment opportunities in your community.

Our local Autism Outreach Coordinators can support you in navigating your path to employment by connecting you with:


  • A range of employment opportunities in a variety of industries
  • Community agencies that provide post-secondary, pre-employment and on-the-job supports
  • Any additional supports or accommodations that may be needed on the job


CLICK HERE to start your Application

Ready, Willing and Able is an initiative that generates job opportunities for people who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum, in a variety of industries and sectors. Ready, Willing and Able will help you navigate your path to employment and connect you to supports you may need along the way within Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.


Daria Petrovic - Autism Outreach Coordinator 
416-322-7877 ext. 240,

Visit the website HERE

Click here for Details


TTC_logoFree fare for Support Persons accompanying individuals with disability

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. Starting Sunday, March 30, 2014  customers will require a Support Person Assistance Card in order for the support person to travel with the card holder on a single fare.


Toronto Fare Equity - Transit Fair Pass Discount Program

The Toronto Fair Pass Discount Prgram is for all eligible adult Toronto residents receiving ODSP or Ontario Works assistance who are not in receipt of any transportation supports equal to or greater than $100.

Please see atteched information.



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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Thank you,
Your Chapter CLC

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Address: Autism Ontario Toronto
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Scarborough, ON
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