What is Autism?

Autism affects people world-wide and it is the fastest growing developmental disability, it is estimated that 1 out of 68 newborn babies in the USA has autism. In 2000 the number was 1 in 150 births. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism is five times more likely to affect boys than girls. ..

Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome

Imagine having an illness that affected your ability to read vital social cues such as facial expressions, tone of voice, and body language; how hard would it be to effectively communicate with others? Such is the struggle faced by those with Asperger’s syndrome, one of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)....

Asperger’s Syndrome vs. High-Functioning Autism

The primary difference between the two conditions is generally found in the area of language development (notably, those with Asperger’s syndrome usually do not experience delayed language development while young) but the differences go beyond this one area...

Managing Behavioural Difficulties in ASD Children

Behavioural difficulties are common in children who have ASD, but they can often be mitigated through effective management. It’s vital that parents and caregivers understand these behaviours are not their “fault”, they are merely symptoms of the underlying difficulties the child with ASD is facing...

How to Deal with Obsessive and Repetitive Behaviour

For many people with an Autism, obsessions, repetitive behaviours, and routines that might appear overly rigid or unhealthy are actually a source of comfort and self regulation. To help manage these issues, it’s vital to understand the causes of such behaviour and how to best respond to them...

Troubleshooting Common Problem Areas in Children With Autism

When dealing with a child on spectrum, the presence of sudden or chronic behaviours that are aggressive, odd, or socially inappropriate can present challenges one may feel ill-equipped to deal with. Being prepared ahead of time can help a great deal in managing these issues in the calm, logical way...


Autism Events in Durham Region

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December 14, 2015: 4:45-6:45pm

Whitby – Creative Arts Evening

Organized by Autism Ontario

Station Art Gallery
1450 Henry Street, Whitby, L1N 0A8

November 23, 2015: 5:45-7:00pm

Whitby – Trampoline Event

Register here

240 South Blair St., Unit 2, Whitby, L1N 0G3

November 21, 2015: 1:00-3:00pm

Teen Mini-Golf, Balladium and Pizza Party

Register here

65 Orfus Rd , Toronto, M6A L17

November 7,8 2015: both days, 9 am and 11am

ROM Event with MagnusCards

Free event: navigate dinosaur exhibit at ROM with MagnusCards mobile app on your tablet or smartphone

Registration starts on Oct. 20: Register here

Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queens Park, Toronto, M5S 2C6

November 7, 2015: 6:30-8:30pm

Workshop: Workshop: Strategies to manage anxiety and emotional dysregulation

Organized by Autism Ontario

Presenters: Vicki Rombough

5734 Yonge Street, Suite 500 , Toronto, M2M 4E7

October 28, 2015: 6:30-8:30pm

Workshop: Proactively Expressing Feelings (and ways to help do this)

Organized by Autism Ontario

Presenters: Lauren Strub and Shelley Mitchell

5734 Yonge Street, Suite 500 , Toronto, M2M 4E7

October 21, 2015: 6:30-8:30pm

Workshop: Managing Frustration when Angry

Organized by Autism Ontario

Presenters: Howard Dalal and Paula Aquila

5734 Yonge Street, Suite 500 , Toronto, M2M 4E7

April 25, 2015: 7:00-11:00pm

A Night for Autism Gala 2015 with comedian Neil Crone

(Click here for tickets)

Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility

2700 Audley Road North, Ajax, L1Z 1T7

April 23, 2015: 8:30am-4:00pm

ASD Mental Health Conference

Fleming College (Frost Campus)

200 Albert Street South, Lindsay

March 27, 2015: 7:00-9:00pm

(Tickets: call Autism Ontario at 905-713-6191)

Teen Nova`s Ark Adventure

Nova’s Ark

7505 Cedarbrook Trail, Whitby

March 5, 2015: Event registration (9:00-9:45am), Run/Walk (10:00-11:00am)

2nd Annual Autism Awareness Run/Walk (organized by Autisms Angels)

Heydenshore Park

589 Water St Whitby

February 5, 2015: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Youth Networking Night

The Ajax Welcome Centre

458 Fairall Street Unit #5, Ajax

January 15-March 12, 2015 (every Thu): 6:15pm-7:00pm

Let’s Get Active for Youth with Autism

Mary St. Community School

110 Mary Street North, Oshawa

January 14- March 4, 2015 (every Wed): 6:00pm-7:00pm

Lego-Duplo Group for Children with Autism

Audley Recreation Centre

1501 Audley Rd., Ajax

December 31, 2014 (morning: TBD)

New Year’s Family Skate

1655 Reach Street, Port Perry

December 17, 2014: 7pm-9pm

Young Adult Social Group-Festive Dinner

Swiss Chalet at 1993 Salem Rd. N. Ajax

December 7, 2014: 5pm-7pm

Program for teens: Cooking Pasta Dinner at the Superstore

200 Taunton Road West, Whitby

November 29, 2014: 2pm-4pm

Film Screening: Holding in the Storm: My Life with Autism

Ray’s Cafe, 550 Finch Ave, Pickering

(tickets: https://donate.autismontario.com/events/durham-film-screening-2014)

November 5, 2014: 7pm-9pm

Young Adult Social Group-Games Night

850 King Street West, Unit 20, Oshawa

November 1,  2014: 5:30pm-TBD

Teen Adventure Club (organized by Autism Ontario)

1. Dinner at Pie Pickering (1550 Kingston Road, Pickering, ON)

2 Movie at Famous Players Pickering Town Centre (1355 Kingston Road, Pickering, ON)

October 26,  2014: 11am-5pm

Family Day at Knox Pumpkin Farm

6325 Enfield Rd., Hampton, ON

October 26,  2014: 9am-5pm

Fall Fun at Brooks Farm

122-141 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert, ON

October 25, 2014: 7pm – 9pm

Teen and Young Adult Halloween Dance in Oshawa

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa, ON

October 2-17, 2014

Imagine Film Festival 2014

(organized by Ontario Shores and Abilities Centre)

Concert with Colin James on Oct. 17, 2014

Regent Theatre
50 King St E, Oshawa, ON L1H 1B4