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Autism Ontario is playing a key role in offering orientation and system navigation supports to families who are accessing or interested in accessing the new Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Autism Ontario will offer direct supports to families through the OAP Service Navigation Program to: Help families understand the new Ontario Autism Program and the services available to purchase with their Childhood Budgets and/or Interim One Time Funding Find qualified providers; Support families in navigating their local autism services to access meaningful and effective supports; Provide access to parent
In our 46-year history, we are proud of the positive impact our staff, volunteers, advocacy, and programming have had on people on the autism spectrum, their families, and the general community. Through the generosity of our donors, we have the capacity to help families connect and access services across the province, as well as advocate for meaningful supports, services, and a system ready to help people on the spectrum across their lifespan. We asked the people who work with us why they believe in Autism Ontario. Here are their stories.
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***CLOSED for 2021*** Update - February 17, 2021 - F amilies will be able to be reimbursed for eligible expenses for the new March Break dates of April 12-16, 2021. FAQ About the 2021 March Break Reimbursement Fund Receipt Form For 2021 March Break Reimbursement Fund Need Support For Your Child with ASD* During March Break? The 2021 March Break Reimbursement Fund is available to Ontario families of children or youth with ASD who retain the services of a one-to-one support worker OR who have paid for their child to attend a 2021 March Break camp or program, but not both. Maximum reimbursements
The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services is continuing to support March break programs for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders through more regionally based programs. Families should check with MCSS Regional Offices for further information regarding other March break program supports funded by the Government of Ontario. For information about Regional Offices, click here . Do I need to re-submit the proof of diagnosis if I have previously applied for funds? No. If you previously received funds from 2007 – 2020, you do not need to re-submit confirmation of an ASD
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: Click the here to Join the Team This Autism London link is automatically set up for you. Join now it is free. Our invite code is NMJC53 Create your account: name, email and password. Once completed, you are set
Autism Ontario is currently offering a variety of online events, support groups and webinars for the whole family. Whether you’re interested in learning, connecting with others, or just want to have fun, we’ve got something for everyone! Please note: We encourage families to register for the webinars and support groups that work (time and topic) for them, and not to be restricted by the region or city listed on the registration. During online groups, the speaker will specify at the beginning of the group if some of the information will be region specific.
Advocacy is about securing, protecting and advancing the rights of one’s self or others. People on the autism spectrum/autistic people have rights. Our system has enacted legislation and regulations to support the needs of children, youth and adults on the autism spectrum. All programs and services must be in compliance with current legislation and regulations. Parents and self-advocates, however, may have to strongly advocate to ensure that their rights or their child’s rights are met. Most effective advocates share a combination of important knowledge and skills: An understanding of
Autism Ontario webinars are designed to be an interactive, easy-to-understand, resource for parents, professionals and educators. Webinars are presented in either English or French, by subject matter experts, in a discussion-based format. Webinars are a convenient way for viewers to: Stay on top of current research findings, Learn about educational advocacy, Build resources to support a child on the autism spectrum at school, Gain tools to keep children and youth safe, Learn strategies to navigate the lifespan of people on the spectrum and their families.
According to The Education Act, every board of education in Ontario is required to have a Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). This committee is made up of volunteer representatives from local associations that work to further the interests and well-being of one or more groups of exceptional children or adults. The SEAC representatives make recommendations to the boards of education about the establishment and development of special education programs and services for exceptional students — including students with ASD. Where Autism Ontario has a Chapter, we too have representation on
School related issues continue to be the number one reason families in Ontario reach out for support from Autism Ontario Chapters and Family Support Coordinators. Parents often report feeling overwhelmed, intimidated, and helpless when they are left to advocate for their child’s rights in school. Families are often left on their own to navigate issues like soft suspensions and school exclusions. It can leave parents feeling like there is a struggle, barrier and fight at every corner. Find out what you need to know to be a successful parent advocate
Autism Ontario has a strong, positive working relationship with all levels of government. We strive to reflect the lives of people on the autism spectrum and their families across the lifespan in all government conversations. Our organization sits on a variety of committees to help inform public policy and programs locally and provincially, promote evidence-based practice, and support research. We are a trusted voice in matters that affect autistic people and their families. Even though we are a trusted voice, it is critical for decision makers to hear a number of perspectives. No matter what
The Ontario Society for Autistic Children was founded in 1973 as a registered charity by a group of parents seeking to establish educational and support services for their children. Up until 1973, families were often forced to institutionalize their children because educational and treatment programs were not available. In the years since incorporation, we have seen great strides in research into the causes and treatment of autism and into the development of educational and community-based services for individuals with ASD. In 1974, the organization was instrumental in conceiving of,
Top 5 Priorities for Families and Self-Advocates in Ontario Nicole Bardikoff, Katherine Buchan, & Margaret Spoelstra of Autism Ontario, Toronto ON, and Stephen Gentles of McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Click here for a PDF version of the poster. Introduction Autism Ontario conducted an annual province-wide survey to gain a better understanding of the current needs and experiences of caregivers and autistic adults. In the past, Autism Ontario has relied on professional expertise to determine the most important, actionable items from the data. This year, in order to more accurately pinpoint
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Autism Ontario - Simcoe County Chapter is fortunate to receive community support from so many wonderful individuals and organizations. Here is a list of our recent donors and generous gift in kind funders: Granted our Chapter $2500 for our 2019 Ski/Snowboard Program at Mt St Louis! Kiwanis Club of Orillia donated $2000 to be used for our Social Skills Programming! Many thanks to the Catch the Ace committee in Angus for donating $5000 to our Chapter! Patchless MC 'Ride for Autism' raised over $16,500 in 20 18! WW Huronia & Mapleview Locations Collected $9,000 in the month of April, 2019! CIBC
The 10th Annual Charity Golf Classic raised $28,500 in 2019. Many thanks to our sponsors, those who donated prizes, golfers and volunteers who made the day a success!
Charity Golf Tournament Thank you for your interest in our annual charity golf tournament. Please check back in March 2020 for more details! Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter hosts a Charity Golf Tournament at Rolling Meadows Golf Club , (located at 12741 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, ON) each year to directly benefit individuals and families with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Like to play golf and help people? Autism Ontario - Niagara Chapter's Tee Up for Autism Charity Golf Tournament is the perfect event for you! Proceeds from Tee Up! For Autism benefit our Family Funding Bursary