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Tips and Tricks to be Physically Active

Patrick Jachyra, PhD, and Bri Redquest, PhD
Participating in physical activity can help make you feel good, create routine and provide an opportunity to create social connections. Being physically active can also improve physical health (e.g., reduce risk of a heart attack). Participating in
 

The Art of Mindfulness

Stephanie Moeser, BSW, MSW, RSW
We are all in this situation together Each of our situations are unique; some of us are finding it manageable and nice to slow down; Some of us are finding it overwhelming and are juggling many different roles; some of us work in frontline healthcare
 

Where are Mom and Dad?

Monica Richardson
March 24th was our son’s 27th birthday. We ventured to Matthew’s home with a birthday cake his sister baked, and while there were not yet official isolation rules in place, we kept a respectable distance from the personal support workers and staff at
 

Being Social at Work

Sarah Southey MSW, RSW
Being Social at Work Work is complex and tedious. That’s why it’s called “work.” Being social at work can be even more cumbersome. Most jobs require some form of teamwork and communication; however, those that relate to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
 

Supporting Our Community

Supporting Our Community April 2020 Click here to view the full PDF. In March 2020, with the onset of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, Autism Ontario conducted a survey in English and French to determine what services it should offer to help
 

The Mask

Matthew J. Lemay
The Mask This article was originally published in 2015. As someone on the Autism Spectrum, I’m always aware of the fact that I’m an atypical living in a largely neurotypical world. I see the same world through a different lens, and my brain runs on a
 

Welcome to the Blog!

Ken Robertson
Welcome to the Blog! Greetings! Welcome to our new Autism Ontario Blog! I am Ken Robertson, elected and volunteer Board Member and Treasurer for the past three years. I am Indigenous from Secwepemc Nation of the South Thompson Band of Neskonlith

Join Us Virtually for World Autism Awareness Day!

Toronto, Ontario, March 30, 2020 Join Us Virtually for World Autism Awareness Day! Join Us Virtually for World Autism Awareness Day! Download the PDF. Thursday, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. And while social distancing effects how Autism

Events Cancellation and Response to COVID-19

MEMORANDUM March 17, 2020 Events Cancellation and Response to COVID-19 Download the PDF Link Dear Parents and Caregivers, Despite our best efforts and due to recent events regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus, Autism Ontario is regretfully cancelling

Autism Ontario 2020 Pre-Budget Consultation Submission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Ontario, February 18, 2020 Autism Ontario's Pre-Budget Consultation Submission Autism Ontario's Submission to the 2020 Pre-Budget Consultation Download the PDF Link February 11, 2020 Honourable Rod Phillips Minister of

Autism Ontario Responds to the 2019 Ontario Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Ontario, April 11, 2019 Autism Ontario Responds to the 2019 Ontario Budget Download the PDF Link Autism Ontario is committed to supporting families through this province-wide program change Ontario’s first Progressive

Ontario Government Announces Inter-ministerial Approach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Ontario, April 2, 2019 Ontario Government Announces Inter-ministerial Approach to Supporting Children and Youth with Autism and Their Families Today’s announcement means families, Autistic self-advocates, clinicians and

Autism Ontario Responds to the Ministry of Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Ontario, March 11, 2019 Autism Ontario Responds to Ontario Ministry of Education’s News Release “Enhancing Education Support: A Plan for Students with Autism” Today’s announcement by the Ministry of Education does not

Statement From Autism Ontario

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Ontario, February 12, 2019 Statement from Autism Ontario On February 07, 2019 the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services made an announcement about the changes being made to the Ontario Autism
 

World Autism Awareness Day T-Shirts

Hamilton-Wentworth Chapter
The Hamilton-Wentworth Chapter has t-shirts available for purchase in support of World Autism Awareness Day being held on Tuesday April 2, 2019. T-Shirts are $10 and are available in various sizes. If interested, please contact office.hamilton
 

Thank you Waterloo Volunteers

A BIG thank you to all our past and current volunteers! There have been many families touched by your dedication, hardwork and passion to make a difference in someone else's life. The smiles seen on the children's faces at our events over the last
 

Libro Resource Centre for Autism

Come visit us to see our large selection of books, manuals and educational toys that are available for the community to sign out, and borrow. Please call ahead to make sure there is someone in the office to greet you. Many parents and educators are
 

Volunteer with Huron Perth

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Volunteer with Ottawa

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Volunteer with Thunder Bay & District

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Thank you Halton Volunteers

A BIG thank you to all our past and current volunteers! There have been many families touched by your dedication, hardwork and passion to make a difference in someone else's life. The smiles seen on the children's faces at our events over the last
 

Niagara Summer Camp FAQs for Parents

Autism Ontario Niagara Chapter
Autism Ontario Niagara Region has provided an informative Summer Camp FAQ package for parents. This package includes details on what to bring, extreme weather policies, important health information including medication policy, and other additional
 

Volunteer with Durham Region

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Volunteer with Niagara

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Volunteer with Simcoe

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Volunteer with Windsor Essex

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Thank you Wellington Volunteers

A BIG thank you to all our past and current volunteers! There have been many families touched by your dedication, hardwork and passion to make a difference in someone else's life. The smiles seen on the children's faces at our events over the last
 

Volunteer with Kingston

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Volunteer with Peterborough

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Volunteer with Toronto

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Thank you Hamilton Volunteers

A BIG thank you to all our past and current volunteers! There have been many families touched by your dedication, hardwork and passion to make a difference in someone else's life. The smiles seen on the children's faces at our events over the last
 

Thank You Volunteers

A great big thank you to our fantastic volunteers - Steele, Carley, Ian, Dan, Danielle, Kimberly, Matt and Jessica - who facilitate the Young Adult Social Group. You are amazing!!
 

Volunteer with Grey Bruce

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Volunteer with North East

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Volunteer with Sudbury & District

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Volunteer with York Region

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Thank you Peel Volunteers

A BIG thank you to all our past and current volunteers! There have been many families touched by your dedication, hardwork and passion to make a difference in someone else's life. The smiles seen on the children's faces at our events over the last
 

TennoCon2020

Join us on Saturday August 1 from 11 am to 6 pm ET, as the Origin System unites for TennoCon 2020! Share in the digital excitement and tune in for an action-packed all-day stream. More details will be available soon, so prepare your Squad and keep
 

Volunteer with Chatham Kent

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Volunteer with London

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Volunteer with Sault Ste. Marie

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:
 

Volunteer with Upper Canada

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Autism Ontario: