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Ontario autism events: Early fall

Vaccine passports, federal election results, plummeting temperatures, changing leaf colours and pumpkin spice are a few of many things that will make highlights when we start fall. HFA Today looks at events Autism Ontario will offer to autism families. These events are sure to make your early fall period eventful.

Virtual Cooking with Chef Christine: York region

Christine Amar, host of One Pot Wonders, will work with Autism Ontario's York chapter to show you how to cook easy meals virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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To register, you create an account here. You will receive virtual links through email before your meetings.

York Region & Durham "Check in & Chat"

Do you want to meet new people while drinking your morning coffee, sign up for this Check in & Chat. This event will take place online on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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Autism Ontario provides registration here.

Toronto- Virtual Dog Shows

Do you love dogs? Do you have a furry friend who would also like to watch them? The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs Program will host virtual dog shows on Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m, Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. Participants can enjoy tricks and tons of movement.

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Oct. 6

Oct. 13

Central West - Autism and Anxiety- Tools for Supporting Your Child

This online session gears towards parents with autistic children who currently attend school in the Halton, Waterloo and Wellington regions. Carizon Family and Community Services staff, Vicki Hartman and Jane Schlumberger, will discuss how you and your child can notice and limit their anxiety. This event will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 7:15 p.m.

You can sign up for the meeting here.

Central West- Virtual Music Programs

Children aged four to 12 in Halton, Hamilton, Peel, Waterloo and Wellington can have fun with their musical creativity with music therapist, Natalie, on Wednesdays for eight weeks from Oct. 13 to Dec. 1. Ages four to seven sessions go from 6 to 6:30 p.m., while the eight to 12 events from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.

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Teens between 13 and 17 will join Jisca on Mondays from 6 to 6:30 p.m. between Oct. 18 and Dec. 6. Adults 18+ can meet Jisca on the same days between 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. Members can sing or use numerous instruments such as drums, bells, tambourines and more.

Registration costs $5.00 for all age groups.


Four to seven

Eight to 12

Thirteen to 17


East- Building a Working Relation with your school (virtual)

Educational Advocate, Ed Mahony, will offer two-hour sessions on how to successfully have a good working relationship with your school on Thursday, Oct. 14, and Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. Mahony will discuss topics such as school placement options, the IRPC, IEPs, communication and online schooling.

Residents in the Belleville, Cobourg, Kingston, Ottawa, Peterborough and Renfrew areas can register for the following:

Oct. 14

Oct. 19

Other sessions

Autism Ontario will offer numerous meetings on interim one time funding and how to submit your OAP expenses this October.

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