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Autism Ontario – Support for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Group Name: Autism Ontario – Support Group for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Description: Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario. They are guided by a Board of Directors, composed primarily of parents of individuals with autism, plus a host of volunteers and respected professionals who provide expertise and guidance to the organization on a volunteer basis.

Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact. The association and its chapters share common goals of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.

Where: Ancaster Community Centre 41 Ancaster Road | North York, ON M3K 1S7

When: Every other Thursday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Please call to learn more and to register.

Contact: Rachele Zilli 647-729-3634 | www.autismontario.com

Autism Ontario – Support for Chinese Families of Children with Development Disability

Group Name: Autism Ontario – Parent Support for Chinese Families of Children with Development Disability

Description: Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario. They are guided by a Board of Directors, composed primarily of parents of individuals with autism, plus a host of volunteers and respected professionals who provide expertise and guidance to the organization on a volunteer basis.

Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact. The association and its chapters share common goals of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.

Fee: Free of charge. Childcare and refreshments are provided. To register, please visit www.giftedpeople.ca

Where: Gifted People Services 511 McNicoll Avenue, | North York, ON M2H 2C9

When: 3rd Saturday every month (2014): Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May 17, Jun. 21, Jul 19, Aug. 16, Sep 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20. Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact: 647-699-8416 | info@giftedpeople.ca | www.autismontario.com | www.giftedpeople.ca

MukiBaum Foundation – Girlz Club

Group Name: MukiBaum Foundation – Girlz Club

Description: The MukiBaum Foundation is a Toronto-based non-governmental organization (NGO) which provides inclusive, community-focused support to children and adults with complex disabilities and their families. Our goal is to enable all citizens with autism and other complex challenges to grow and succeed through innovative, creative and sustainable programming. The Foundation assists those whose needs would otherwise go un-addressed due to a lack of appropriate funding or services.

Girlz Club is for pre-teens 9-12 years of age. Club is held on the first Sunday of every month. This inclusive program helps participants strengthen their social skills by connecting with other girls their own age who share similar experiences. Facilitated by a registered arts therapist, the girls bond over activities that promote abilities and opportunities for self-expression, movement and creativity, including music, drama, arts and crafts, yoga, dance and other activities based on the girls’ interests and needs.

Where: 401 Magnetic Drive, Unit 25 |Toronto, ON M3J 3H9

When: All sessions are on Sundays: 2:45 p.m.- 4:15 p.m. January 11, February 1, March 1, and April 12, 2015. Cost is $20/session. Call for further details.

Contact: 416-661-8222 | info@mukibaumfoundation.com | www.mukibaumfoundation.com

Autism Ontario

Group Name: Autism Ontario – Sibling Social Group

Description: Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario. They are guided by a Board of Directors, composed primarily of parents of individuals with autism, plus a host of volunteers and respected professionals who provide expertise and guidance to the organization on a volunteer basis.

Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact. The association and its chapters share common goals of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.

This group will target social opportunities for children with siblings with autism. They will develop strategies and a better understanding of the challenges their sibling faces. A group just for siblings ages 7- 11! There is no charge for this group.

Where: Blue Balloon Health Services, 37 The Links Rd | Toronto, ON M2P 1T7

When: 24 January – 11:30 – 2:00 p.m. Please call for more information on future gatherings.

Contact: Christa Sawyer 416-526-0575 | 1-800-472-7789 | christa@autismontario.com | www.autismontario.com

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