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Ontario autism events: Mid-March

Updated: Jun 13

HFA Today lists some events for you or your loved one on the spectrum to get through mid-March easier.

How To Submit Your OAP Expenses

An Autism Ontario Service Navigator will provide a Zoom session on OAP expenses. This session will be about the Ontario Autism Program's (OAP) reconciliation process. The service navigator may cover topics such as tips on managing funds, eligible expense headings and subcategories and how to complete the online expense form. This event also gears towards those who get OAP Childhood Budget or One-Time Interim Funding. Autism Ontario will send a Zoom link to the meeting before the event starts.

For people in Ontario's North region, this event will occur on Monday, March 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. You can find contact information here.

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Residents in Ontario's West region can attend a session on Tuesday, March 16, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. You can find contact details here.

Anyone in Mississauga can attend a meeting on Thursday, March 18, from noon to 1:15 p.m. You can find contact information here.

OAP (Ontario Autism Program) Drop-In Question Period

Do you want to learn more about the OAP? Sign up for this event to talk to an Autism Service Navigator during an assigned time. You should also prepare to ask questions related to eligible expenses, expense form issues, general OAP information and registering for the OAP.

As chat rooms can not have too many people, once you have learned what you want, leave the event to let others take part.

Anyone in Ontario can participate in this event on Tuesday, March 16, at any point between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. You can find contact details here.

Interim One Time Funding

Did you get an Interim One Time Funding form? Do you want to ask something about the funding process or eligible expenses? Autism Ontario's Service Navigators will offer informative workshops for autism parents.

This Zoom workshop will occur for parents in Toronto on Monday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to noon. Contact details are here.

For parents in Ontario's East region, this Zoom session will happen on Tuesday, March 16 from noon to 1 p.m. Contact information is here.

Hockey Hall Of Fame: Tales Of The Cup

Is hockey or sports a special interest in your Toronto or Durham household? Are they at least mildly interesting? If yes, Autism Ontario offers a virtual Hockey Hall of Fame event. You can learn about the Stanley Cup's exciting adventures. You will view photographs, listen to stories and watch videos. At the end, enjoy a fun trivia and Q&A period. A Senior Curator will host this event.

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This event will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16.

Dance events

Do you miss dancing in crowds? Do you want to attend a virtual event to get a taste of pre-COVID days? You have come to the right place.

Autism Ontario will provide a virtual March Dance Party for the Algoma region. The party will start at 5 p.m. and last for 30 minutes. Participants may have time to chat afterward. Participants will receive Zoom links before the event.

Autism Ontario will also offer a Dance-a-thon for the York region from 4 to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17. Ages six to 14 are welcome.

Teen Trivia Night

Autism Ontario encourages teens in Ontario's West region to enjoy a fun night of trivia on Zoom and Kahoot. The theme for this week is Nickolodeon. Players will need a computer and a tablet to participate in the event fully. Autism Ontario will also send zoom login information after you register for the event.

Teen Trivia Night will go from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17.

Webinar - Live - How Can I Help My Child To Print? Part 4: Building A Foundation With Taunia Clouthier

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Taunia Clouthier, an occupational therapist of 10 years, will discuss exploring activities, which may help children have good fine motor development and upper extremity strengthening. This webinar aims at parents who have children with autism who are new to printing or have difficulty printing.

This event will start at noon on Thursday, March 18, for all regions.

You can register for this event here.

Exotic Animal Parties

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Do you want to meet exotic animals? Join Autism Ontario for a fun, exotic animal party. Parrots? Teenage turtles? Furry friends? There will be lots of animals to see.

People in Ontario's West region can take part in this virtual event on Thursday, March 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. You can find contact information here.

Residents in Ontario's North region can enjoy exotic animal fun on Friday, March 19, from 5 to 5:45 p.m. You can find contact details here.

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