Autism Ontario West Region

Autism Ontario West Region We have offices in:
London, ON
1125 Wonderland Rd. N (Sherwood Library) London, ON N6G 2V9
(In the Sherwood Forest Mall)


Windsor, ON
1168 Drouillard Rd.
(9)

Autism Ontario West Region provides information, supports research and advocates for and with the autism community to achieve our mission: that each individual with autism is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society. Windsor, ON N8R 1Y2
(Gino Marcus Community Centre)

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Looking for some support? Check out these upcoming virtual webinars where an Autism Ontario Service Navigator will lead ...
03/26/2024

Looking for some support? Check out these upcoming virtual webinars where an Autism Ontario Service Navigator will lead you through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) reconciliation process πŸ“‹πŸ–Š

1) How to Submit Your OAP Interim One Time Funding Expenses Information Session April 9th 7 PM - https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9441

2) How to Submit Your OAP Interim One Time Funding Expenses Information Session April 9th 7 PM - https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9442

Check out this upcoming virtual presentation from Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) πŸ‘€πŸ₯° DSO is the first point of acce...
03/26/2024

Check out this upcoming virtual presentation from Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) πŸ‘€πŸ₯°

DSO is the first point of access for adults with a developmental disability to register for Ministry funded services. In this presentation you will learn about the function of DSO, the intake and application process, how to access ministry funded services and why it's important to stay in touch with DSO.

The presentation will take place on April 30th at 6 PM. Questions about the event can be sent to Terri at [email protected]

To register visit: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/jyhsp4e

Celebrate the Spectrum is an opportunity for positive action to provide spaces of support and advocacy for our diverse c...
03/25/2024

Celebrate the Spectrum is an opportunity for positive action to provide spaces of support and advocacy for our diverse communities β€” while learning about autism and how we can all make our communities better and more inclusive places for autistic people. πŸ₯°πŸŒˆ

Participate in the School Giving Challenge and your school could win a profile in Autism Ontario’s Autism Matters magazine and widespread recognition on our social media! From April 1st to 30th, participating schools will compete for the opportunity to win a $500 pizza lunch for the Top Fundraising School of 2024!

For more info or to register visit: https://celebratethespectrum.com/get-involved/school-giving-challenge/

On March 2nd, our annual Give Your Heart to Autism Gala took place at the Caboto Club in Windsor. We would like to thank...
03/25/2024

On March 2nd, our annual Give Your Heart to Autism Gala took place at the Caboto Club in Windsor. We would like to thank our incredible Presenting Sponsor, The Anthony P. Toldo Foundation, for their generous support in helping to make the evening a success! 🩷✨

Your contribution is already making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve and will move Ontario closer to an equitable society that celebrates autistic people. Thank you!

Leamington Families: Join us for some fun upcoming events! We will be having a family swim 🏊 and chocolate bar Bingo🍫Joi...
03/24/2024

Leamington Families: Join us for some fun upcoming events! We will be having a family swim 🏊 and chocolate bar Bingo🍫

Join us for a Family Swim at the Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre Pool in Leamington on April 14th at 12:15 AM. This is a free, private swim exclusive to Autism Ontario families registered. Registration opens April 3rd 12 PM. For more info or to register visit: https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9550

Come on out and say B-I-N-G-O for an evening of Chocolate Bar Bingo at the Leamington library on April 18th at 6 PM. You can play as many games of BINGO as you want, fill lines, squares, and even the whole board for your chance to win some of your favorite treats! This event will be free. For more info or to register visit: https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9531

Windsor Families: Join us for Teen Social Group where we will play with board games and Lego at the Autism Ontario Winds...
03/24/2024

Windsor Families: Join us for Teen Social Group where we will play with board games and Lego at the Autism Ontario Windsor Office! πŸŽ²β™ŸπŸ•

This event is for autistic teens ages 12-18 years of age. Staff will be present to facilitate the group; however, one-to-one support is not provided. Support staff or caregivers are welcome to join in the room. We will provide the opportunity to develop friendship and social skills, in a fun and inclusive environment.

This event is $3.00 per person, each participant will be provided 2 slices of pizza and snacks. We encourage everyone to bring a water bottle. To register visit: https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9492

Come join us for an evening of celebration and art at the Photovoice Art Gala as we proudly display photographs taken by...
03/23/2024

Come join us for an evening of celebration and art at the Photovoice Art Gala as we proudly display photographs taken by our autistic youth/teen πŸ“ΈπŸ–Ό

The group had been working hard over the past 5 weeks to capture what their community means to them and we cannot wait to share how it turned out!

Please join us in celebrating the spectrum and their achievements online on April 2nd at 6 PM. For more info or to register visit: https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9549&reset=1

On behalf of Autism Ontario, we thank our amazing Gold sponsors for our 22nd Annual Give Your Heart to Autism Gala 🩷✨The...
03/23/2024

On behalf of Autism Ontario, we thank our amazing Gold sponsors for our 22nd Annual Give Your Heart to Autism Gala 🩷✨

The funds raised from this event go towards Autism Ontario West Region programming and support. The work we do would not be possible without your support. Thank you for helping to make the evening such a great success!

We extend our gratitude to Copy Cat Printing Ltd., Anything & Everything, The Essential Details, Muscedere Vineyards, Antonio's Original Pizza, Makin' Minis and Giovanni Caboto Club to express our heartfelt appreciation for your commitment to Autism Ontario in support of our annual Give Your Heart to Autism Gala.

London Families: Join us for an Adult Social Club event for some bowling and pizza at Palasad Social BowlπŸ•πŸŽ³ Come and soc...
03/22/2024

London Families: Join us for an Adult Social Club event for some bowling and pizza at Palasad Social BowlπŸ•πŸŽ³ Come and socialize and make some new friends!

This event engages autistic adults 18+ who do not require 1:1 support (individual support is not provided, two staff will be present to sign participants in and stay for the duration of the event). Support staff/caregivers are welcome to assist participants as needed. This group exists to build friendships and a sense of community for adults on the spectrum.

This event is $10 per person and will take place on April 8th at 5:00 PM. For more info or to register visit:
https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9519

Stratford Families: Are you looking for something to do? Come swim and socialize with other families at our family swim ...
03/22/2024

Stratford Families: Are you looking for something to do? Come swim and socialize with other families at our family swim at the Stratford YMCA πŸŠπŸŠβ€β™€οΈ

This event is open to autistic children, youth and adults. It is a private swim exclusive to Autism Ontario families. Adults MUST accompany and assist their children in and out of the pool.

The event will take place on April 6th at 2:30 PM. For more info or to register visit: https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9521

Registration is now open for the New Diagnosis Adult Group, a six week online support group facilitated by Registered Ps...
03/21/2024

Registration is now open for the New Diagnosis Adult Group, a six week online support group facilitated by Registered Psychotherapist, Heather Sansom, PhD. πŸ«‚πŸ‘₯

Many late-diagnosed autistic people have experienced a difficult journey, sometimes including misdiagnosis, anxiety, depression and other responses to sensory overload, not knowing they were atypical in a neurotypical world. These sessions will include helpful information and opportunity to share your experience with other atypical peers.

Sessions will run Wednesdays at 6 PM from April 17th to May 22nd. For more info or to register visit: https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9457

On behalf of Autism Ontario, we are using this Thank You Thursday to thank our amazing Silver sponsors for our Give Your...
03/21/2024

On behalf of Autism Ontario, we are using this Thank You Thursday to thank our amazing Silver sponsors for our Give Your Heart to Autism Gala ✨🩷

The funds raised from this event go towards Autism Ontario West Region programming and support. The work we do would not be possible without your support. Thank you for helping to make the evening such a great success!

We extend our gratitude to the Knights of Columbus, Roth Mosey & Partners, Unifor Local 200, St. Clair College, The Storage Box, WFCU Credit Union, Tim Hortons and Unifor Local 2458 to express our heartfelt appreciation for your commitment to Autism Ontario in support of our annual Give Your Heart to Autism Gala.

Chatham Caregivers: Join us for a Caregiver Paint Night to explore your creative side! πŸŽ¨πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ¨Caregivers will be guided thr...
03/21/2024

Chatham Caregivers: Join us for a Caregiver Paint Night to explore your creative side! πŸŽ¨πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ¨

Caregivers will be guided through a fun and relaxing paint activity using several techniques for everyone to explore. There is no experience needed. This is a great opportunity to connect with other caregivers in their community.

This fun evening will take place at The Co. in Chatham on March 28th at 6 PM. This event is $5.00 per caregiver. For more info or to register visit: https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9424

Windsor Families: Check out the Airmails for Autism Charity Co****le Tournament with proceeds going to Autism Ontario We...
03/20/2024

Windsor Families: Check out the Airmails for Autism Charity Co****le Tournament with proceeds going to Autism Ontario West Region! πŸ€©πŸ†

The tournament will take place on April 21st at 1 PM at the Fogolar Furlan Club. Bring your own partner to face off in a minimum of 6 games per team! There will be lots of door prizes and a 50/50 draw. It is sure to be a fun day!

Registration is $70 per team and the registration deadline is April 18th. To register call 226-345-9626 or email [email protected]

Our London office, located in the Sherwood Branch of the London Public Library, will temporarily close on March 31st, 20...
03/20/2024

Our London office, located in the Sherwood Branch of the London Public Library, will temporarily close on March 31st, 2024, due to renovations scheduled to begin in the springπŸ‘·πŸš§

If you need assistance with any arrangements or communications related to this, please contact us at [email protected].

03/19/2024

Show your support and fly a flag for autism awareness on World Autism Day! πŸŒŽπŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰
All proceeds from the sale of our flags go directly towards supporting our programs and services.
Don't miss out! The last day to purchase a flag is Tuesday, March 19.
Get yours today:
https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/contribute/transact...

On behalf of Autism Ontario, we thank our amazing Gold sponsors for our 22nd Annual Give Your Heart to Autism Gala 🩷✨The...
03/19/2024

On behalf of Autism Ontario, we thank our amazing Gold sponsors for our 22nd Annual Give Your Heart to Autism Gala 🩷✨

The funds raised from this event go towards Autism Ontario West Region programming and support. The work we do would not be possible without your support. Thank you for helping to make the evening such a great success!

We extend our gratitude to Manulife Investments, the Local 444 Unifor, Sylvan, Inc., Superbowl Lanes, and HΓ΄tel-Dieu Grace Healthcare to express our heartfelt appreciation for your commitment to Autism Ontario in support of our annual Give Your Heart to Autism Gala.

London and Windsor Families: Join us for a sensory friendly movie morning where we will watch Ghostbusters Frozen Empire...
03/19/2024

London and Windsor Families: Join us for a sensory friendly movie morning where we will watch Ghostbusters Frozen Empire πŸ‘»β„οΈ

The Spengler family returns to the iconic New York City firehouse where the original Ghostbusters have taken ghost-busting to the next level. When the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must unite to protect their home and save the world from a second ice age.

What is a sensory friendly movie? Our group will be the only people in the auditorium and we will ensure we have a large enough auditorium so nobody is crowded. The running lights will be on and we will do a sound check to ensure the volume is comfortable.

The concession stand will be open but purchases are the responsibility of the family. Cost is $3 per person. Max of 6 tickets per family. For more info or to register visit:
1) London March 23rd 10 AM - https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9315
2) Windsor March 23rd 10 AM - https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9314

Join us for the next Journey to Adulthood online workshop. This session is an introduction/overview of key topics in the...
03/18/2024

Join us for the next Journey to Adulthood online workshop. This session is an introduction/overview of key topics in the transition from youth to adult. πŸ‘₯✨

It will provide caregivers with a broad overview of adult services, funding, and supports along with key dates for applying for adult services. We will also introduce additional topics to consider in the transition to adult such as: legal, post-secondary education, employment and community engagement.

The workshop will take place on March 26th at 6:30 PM. To register visit: https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9520

Windsor Families: Join us for the next Adult Social Club events to socialize and make some new friendsπŸŽ²πŸ•πŸŽ³1) Board Game a...
03/18/2024

Windsor Families: Join us for the next Adult Social Club events to socialize and make some new friendsπŸŽ²πŸ•πŸŽ³

1) Board Game and Pizza Night March 22nd at 6 PM at the Autism Ontario Windsor office. Cost is $5 per participant. To register: https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9304
2) Bowling and Dinner with Friends April 19th 6 PM at Superbowl Lanes. Cost is $10 per participant. To register: https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9493

This event engages autistic adults 18+ who do not require 1:1 support (individual support is not provided, two staff will be present to sign participants in and stay for the duration of the event). This group exists to build friendships and a sense of community for adults on the spectrum.

Book your reservation and enjoy the Anthony P. Toldo Multi-Sensory Experience! βœ‹πŸ‘‚Experience a multi-sensory environment ...
03/18/2024

Book your reservation and enjoy the Anthony P. Toldo Multi-Sensory Experience! βœ‹πŸ‘‚

Experience a multi-sensory environment that blends sights, sounds, textures, and motion to provide stimulation of primary senses.

This client-centered room can be modified to meet specific goals and sensory needs to ensure every individual has an opportunity for meaningful relaxation and sensory awareness in a tranquil environment.

Once you register, you will receive an email with a link to book a 45-minute timeslot. Room availability varies, each individual can only have one booking at a time. Visit the following link for more information: https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=9409

Celebrate the Spectrum this World Autism Day by flying a flag for autism awareness! β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’šA great way to support and help ...
03/17/2024

Celebrate the Spectrum this World Autism Day by flying a flag for autism awareness! β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’š

A great way to support and help raise awareness is to purchase an Autism Ontario flag for just $25. Fly your flag for the month of April or on World Autism Day (April 2, 2024).

All proceeds go to support the programs and services of Autism Ontario. For more info or to purchase a flag visit: https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/contribute/transact?cid=0&reset=1&id=53

On behalf of Autism Ontario, we thank our amazing Bronze sponsors for our Give Your Heart to Autism Gala ✨🩷The funds rai...
03/16/2024

On behalf of Autism Ontario, we thank our amazing Bronze sponsors for our Give Your Heart to Autism Gala ✨🩷

The funds raised from this event go towards Autism Ontario West Region programming and support. The work we do would not be possible without your support. Thank you for helping to make the evening such a great success!

We extend our gratitude to BMO Global Asset Management, CANUE, Essential Autism, CARSTAR, Jose's Bar and Grill, KOMA Restaurant, Greater Essex ETFO, Virtual Behaviour Services, Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, RVR Concrete Inc, Omega Tool Corp. and Oscar Construction Company Limited to express our heartfelt appreciation for your commitment to Autism Ontario in support of our annual Give Your Heart to Autism Gala.

A local mother, Rita Miceli, has written a book sharing her journey as a mother raising and loving an autistic child tha...
03/16/2024

A local mother, Rita Miceli, has written a book sharing her journey as a mother raising and loving an autistic child that likely contains a wealth of experiences, challenges, and moments of growth that could resonate with many readers πŸ₯°πŸ“–

Rita Miceli, a voice of experience and empathy in the autism community, shares her intimate journey in "Giaci and Me: A Mother’s Journey of Loving and Raising an Autistic Child." This memoir offers a window into Rita's innermost thoughts, realizations, and fears, providing a much-needed resource for caregivers and family members touched by autism. It is a voyage through a mother's heart.

Read the review from Dr Temple Grandin and many others:
"Giaci and Me" delves into the essence of faith, culture, and the family bond. It is a narrative of trust, courage, and boundless love. Rita's journey may be uniquely hers, but within its pages, you will discover universal guideposts for your own path.

Books available for preorder at https://giaci.ca/

Autism Ontario provides information on autism, supports autism research, implements programs and services for the autism...
03/15/2024

Autism Ontario provides information on autism, supports autism research, implements programs and services for the autism community, and aims to support and advocate for all children, youth and adults on the autism spectrum and their families across the province, regardless of race, ethnicity, income, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation. Generous donations such as yours allow us to continue to provide these in-demand programs and services. ✨🩷

Check out this video that was shown at the 22nd Annual Give Your Heart to Autism Gala: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1naww4NRSsi0MuBBeiWzkzrSGECHSG_qS/view

The Give Your Heart to Autism Gala continues to be a great success and even though the event has passed you are still able to donate to Autism Ontario - West Region at the following link: https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=29

On this Thank You Thursday, we wanted to share a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers who generously contributed co...
03/14/2024

On this Thank You Thursday, we wanted to share a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers who generously contributed countless hours to make the 22nd Annual Give Your Heart to Autism Gala an amazing event. 🩷✨

Without your dedication and hard work, this event wouldn't have been possible. The pictures are just a sample of the amazing organization and ex*****on of this event! We are grateful for your selfless efforts and commitment to Autism Ontario.

Thank you also to those who attended the event. It is through your generosity that we are able to continue our mission to increase autism awareness and acceptance!

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