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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Jan 10, Feb 14 and March 14, 2023: 7:15 PM – 8:00 PM(online over Zoom)

Virtual Kickboxing

For registration contact: laura.w@autismontario.com


Dec 29, 2022: 6:30-7pm (online over Zoom)

Kwanzaa Virtual Drumming Performance

For Zoom link contact: or


Dec 27, 2022: 6pm 

Charity Live Wrestling Event

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gcw-seasons-beatings-2022-charity-live-wrestling-event-oshawa-tickets-462227042527

Harmony Creek Community Centre,
15 Harmony Road North,
Oshawa, ON L1G 6K8


Nov 28 – Dec 24, 2022: (Saturdays only!) 10am-4pm

Canadian Automotive Museum

For tickets contact: katherine.kawadri@autismontario.com

99 Simcoe Street South,
Oshawa, ON, L1H 4G7

Oct 27, 2022: 10:30-11:30am

Parent Cafe: Grandview – Autism Journey from Diagnosis

Ajax Public Library – Main Branch
55 Harwood Ave S
Ajax, ON L1S 2H9

Oct 16, 2022: 10:30am-12pm

Xenia Concerts Presents in partnership TO Live: Jesse Stewart

Organized by Xenia Concerts

Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre)
1 Front Street East,
Toronto, ON M5E 1B2

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/xenia-concerts-presents-in-partnership-to-live-jesse-stewart-tickets-418074400787

Sept 27, 2022: 12-1pm

Learn Explore & Play (LEAP) Info Session

Organized by Lake Ridge Community Support Services

Online event – registration page: https://hipaa.jotform.com/220596438728265

Sept 19, 2022: 2pm

Kindness Rocks project

Organized by Autism Ontario

Online event – for registration contact:

Phone: 416-246-9592  ext. 259

Sept 16, 2022: 11am-5pm

Fundraising Golf Tournament

Organized by Lake Ridge Community Support Services

Kedron Dells Golf Club
2400 Ritson Road NorthOshawa, ON, L1H 8L7

Aug 23, 2022 – Sept 30, 2022

Stardust Drive-in Newmarket

Organized by Autism Ontario

The Star Dust Drive in Theater
893 Mount Albert Road
East GwillimburyON L0G 1V0

To obtain vouchers (1 per family) contact:

Phone: 416-246-9592  ext. 330
Email: kim.tran@autismontario.com

July 13, 2022: 12-1:30pm

Whitby – Crock A Doodle Whitby

Organized by Autism Ontario

30 Broadleaf Ave, Whitby, ON L1R 3N8

July 3, 2022: 7:00-9:00pm

Oshawa- Young Adult Social Group – Dinner

Mandarin Restaurant
1319 Airport Blvd
Oshawa, ON L1J 8R6

June 30, 2022: 2:00-4:00pm

Oshawa- Cooking Class for Kids

Real Canadian Superstore Oshawa North
1385 Harmony Rd N
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K5

June 22, 2022: 6:45-9:00pm

Whitby – Young Adult Social Group – Movie Night

Landmark Cinemas 24 – Whitby
75 Consumers Dr. Whitby
Whitby, ON L1N 2C4

May 22, 2022: 7:00-9:00pm

Whitby – Young Adult Social Group-Bowling at Leisure Lanes

Organized by Autism Ontario

Leisure Lanes
728 Champlain Ave.
Whitby, ON

Feb 3, 2020: 3:30-5:30pm

Oshawa – Art Class

LivingRoom Community Art Studio
149 Simcoe St S
Oshawa, ON L1H 4G8

Jan 8, 2020: 2-3pm

Whitby – SkyZone Trampoline

Organized by Autism Ontario

SkyZone Trampoline Park
240 South Blair St. Unit 2
Whitby, ON

Dec 26, 2019: 7:00-9:30pm

Whitby – IFLY Indoor Skydiving

IFLY – Indoor Skydiving
75 Consumers Dr
Bldg 1
Whitby, ON L1N 9S2

Nov 18, 2019: 12-5pm

Whitby – Family Day at Reptilia

Reptilia Whitby
1400 Victoria St E
Whitby, ON L1N 0M2

Oct 7, 2019: 6:30-8:00pm

Whitby – Young Adult Social Group Pottery Painting

Crock A Doodle

30 Broadleaf Ave

Whitby, ON L1E 3N8

Aug 5, 2019: Event registration (9:00-9:45am), Run/Walk (10:00-11:00am)

4th Annual Autism Awareness Run/Walk (organized by Autisms Angels)

Heydenshore Park

589 Water St Whitby

February 1, 2019: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Youth Networking Night

The Ajax Welcome Centre

458 Fairall Street Unit #5, Ajax

January 15-March 12, 2019 (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, 2019 (every Wed): 6:00pm-7:00pm

Lego-Duplo Group for Children with Autism

Audley Recreation Centre

1501 Audley Rd., Ajax

December 31, 2018 (morning: TBD)

New Year’s Family Skate

1655 Reach Street, Port Perry

December 17, 2018: 7pm-9pm

Young Adult Social Group-Festive Dinner

Swiss Chalet at 1993 Salem Rd. N. Ajax

December 7, 2018: 5pm-7pm

Program for teens: Cooking Pasta Dinner at the Superstore

200 Taunton Road West, Whitby

November 29, 2018: 2pm-4pm

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

Ray’s Cafe, 550 Finch Ave, Pickering

November 5, 2018: 7pm-9pm

Young Adult Social Group-Games Night

850 King Street West, Unit 20, Oshawa

November 1,  2018: 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,  2018: 11am-5pm

Family Day at Knox Pumpkin Farm

6325 Enfield Rd., Hampton, ON

October 26,  2018: 9am-5pm

Fall Fun at Brooks Farm

122-141 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert, ON

October 25, 2018: 7pm – 9pm

Teen and Young Adult Halloween Dance in Oshawa

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

October 2-17, 2018

Imagine Film Festival 2018

(organized by Ontario Shores and Abilities Centre)

Concert with Colin James on Oct. 17, 2018

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