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Aug
23

Drop In Sensory Play at Our Place, Family Resource and Early Years Centre

Wednesday 9AM → 7PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Wednesday
Spend time with your child in a calming environment designed for sensory stimulation of all types. This ASD-friendly program is open to all children ages birth to 6 years and
their parents, caregivers or therapists. Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre, 154 Gatewood Road, Kitchener N2M 4E4; ENTRANCE B (Parking lot access off Blueridge Ave). Telephone: (519-571-1626)
Aug
23

Open Space - Waterloo

Wednesday 6:30PM → 8:30PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Wednesday
An informal gathering which promotes inclusion within the community. We welcome people with or without a disability, their family members/friends/support people. There will be good conversation, board games/cards, and a welcoming atmosphere. Open mic nights and off-site outings will be scheduled occasionally. (Not ASD-specific).
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Games on Tap (321 Weber St. N, Waterloo)
Questions? Contact Matt Riehl at 519-741-0190 ext. 300 or mriehl@eafwr.on.ca
Aug
24

Sensory Day at Sky Zone (Kitchener)

Thursday 4PM → 5PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Thursday
Sensory Day is every Thursday 4pm - 5pm. Sky Zone will turn off the music and dial down the distractions for the comfort of our extra special jumpers. We welcome children and adults with special needs and their siblings, family, and friends to come jump! We will make every effort to accommodate all jumpers with any kind of special needs.
$15 For The Jumpers + 1 Free Chaperone For Assistance.
Aug
25

Live Webinar: How to Build Social Skills in Children with ASD

Friday 12PM → 1PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)
Join Dr. Kathleen Quill, author of the best-seller DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY: Social and Communication Intervention for Children with Autism, as she discusses how to build social skills in children with ASD in various environments on Friday, August 25th from 12-1pm. The purpose of this webinar is twofold: (1) to highlight the importance of assessing and programming for generalization of social and communication skills, and (2) to provide a summary of how various evidence-based teaching methods can be used to teach new skills and foster generalization.
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Aug
27

Autism Ontario - Family Swimming - Kitchener

Sunday 5PM → 6PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)
Families are invited to come out for an enjoyable swim at the Kitchener's YMCA (A. R. Kaufman Family YMCA, 333 Carwood Ave. Kitchener, Ontario N2G 3C5). The pool will be used only for Autism Ontario’s for the hour! (Sorry - no hot tub). We will have exclusive use of the pool. Please join us. This event is open to children with ASD, and their family only. Spaces are limited. Pre-registration is required. See below for details and registration.
Aug
28

Ask A Self-Advocate

Monday 2PM → 4PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Monday
Do you need to look at a challenge you are facing with a new perspective? Would you like to bounce ideas off someone else who can relate to what you, or your child, is going through? Perhaps Cristina can help. As an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome who has mentoring and self-advocacy experience, Cristina would be happy to discuss your concerns and questions. While her personal experience is rooted in Autism Spectrum Disorder, she is happy to meet with anyone with special needs or exceptionalities, their families, or professional supports, to offer new insight and ideas to help you move forward.” Please see below for more details.
Aug
28

Open Space - Kitchener

Monday 6:30PM → 8:30PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Monday
Open Space is a weekly gathering that promotes inclusion within the community by getting people together at a café for food, fun, and conversation. All are welcome, regardless of ability. Open Space will not run on statutory holidays. Not ASD-specific. Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Queen Street Commons Cafe (43 Queen Street S., Kitchener)
Questions? Contact Matt Riehl at 519-741-0190 ext. 300 or mriehl@eafwr.on.ca
Aug
28

Open Space - Cambridge

Monday 6:30PM → 8PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Monday
Open Space is a weekly gathering that promotes inclusion within the community by getting people together at a café for food, fun, and conversation. All are welcome, regardless of ability. Open Space will not run on statutory holidays. Not ASD-specific. Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Location: Melville Café (School of Architecture, 7 Melville St., Cambridge ON) Questions? Contact Matt Riehl at 519-741-0190 ext. 300 or mriehl@eafwr.on.ca
Aug
30

Open Space - Waterloo

Wednesday, August 30 6:30PM → 8:30PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Wednesday
An informal gathering which promotes inclusion within the community. We welcome people with or without a disability, their family members/friends/support people. There will be good conversation, board games/cards, and a welcoming atmosphere. Open mic nights and off-site outings will be scheduled occasionally. (Not ASD-specific).
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Games on Tap (321 Weber St. N, Waterloo)
Questions? Contact Matt Riehl at 519-741-0190 ext. 300 or mriehl@eafwr.on.ca
Aug
31

Sensory Day at Sky Zone (Kitchener)

Thursday, August 31 4PM → 5PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Thursday
Sensory Day is every Thursday 4pm - 5pm. Sky Zone will turn off the music and dial down the distractions for the comfort of our extra special jumpers. We welcome children and adults with special needs and their siblings, family, and friends to come jump! We will make every effort to accommodate all jumpers with any kind of special needs.
$15 For The Jumpers + 1 Free Chaperone For Assistance.
Sep
4

Open Space - Cambridge

Monday, September 4 6:30PM → 8PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Monday
Open Space is a weekly gathering that promotes inclusion within the community by getting people together at a café for food, fun, and conversation. All are welcome, regardless of ability. Open Space will not run on statutory holidays. Not ASD-specific. Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Location: Melville Café (School of Architecture, 7 Melville St., Cambridge ON) Questions? Contact Matt Riehl at 519-741-0190 ext. 300 or mriehl@eafwr.on.ca
Sep
4

Open Space - Kitchener

Monday, September 4 6:30PM → 8:30PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Monday
Open Space is a weekly gathering that promotes inclusion within the community by getting people together at a café for food, fun, and conversation. All are welcome, regardless of ability. Open Space will not run on statutory holidays. Not ASD-specific. Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Queen Street Commons Cafe (43 Queen Street S., Kitchener)
Questions? Contact Matt Riehl at 519-741-0190 ext. 300 or mriehl@eafwr.on.ca
Sep
6

Open Space - Waterloo

Wednesday, September 6 6:30PM → 8:30PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Wednesday
An informal gathering which promotes inclusion within the community. We welcome people with or without a disability, their family members/friends/support people. There will be good conversation, board games/cards, and a welcoming atmosphere. Open mic nights and off-site outings will be scheduled occasionally. (Not ASD-specific).
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Games on Tap (321 Weber St. N, Waterloo)
Questions? Contact Matt Riehl at 519-741-0190 ext. 300 or mriehl@eafwr.on.ca
Sep
7

Sensory Day at Sky Zone (Kitchener)

Thursday, September 7 4PM → 5PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Thursday
Sensory Day is every Thursday 4pm - 5pm. Sky Zone will turn off the music and dial down the distractions for the comfort of our extra special jumpers. We welcome children and adults with special needs and their siblings, family, and friends to come jump! We will make every effort to accommodate all jumpers with any kind of special needs.
$15 For The Jumpers + 1 Free Chaperone For Assistance.
Sep
11

Open Space - Cambridge

Monday, September 11 6:30PM → 8PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Monday
Open Space is a weekly gathering that promotes inclusion within the community by getting people together at a café for food, fun, and conversation. All are welcome, regardless of ability. Open Space will not run on statutory holidays. Not ASD-specific. Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Location: Melville Café (School of Architecture, 7 Melville St., Cambridge ON) Questions? Contact Matt Riehl at 519-741-0190 ext. 300 or mriehl@eafwr.on.ca
Sep
11

Open Space - Kitchener

Monday, September 11 6:30PM → 8:30PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Monday
Open Space is a weekly gathering that promotes inclusion within the community by getting people together at a café for food, fun, and conversation. All are welcome, regardless of ability. Open Space will not run on statutory holidays. Not ASD-specific. Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Queen Street Commons Cafe (43 Queen Street S., Kitchener)
Questions? Contact Matt Riehl at 519-741-0190 ext. 300 or mriehl@eafwr.on.ca
Sep
13

Open Space - Waterloo

Wednesday, September 13 6:30PM → 8:30PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Wednesday
An informal gathering which promotes inclusion within the community. We welcome people with or without a disability, their family members/friends/support people. There will be good conversation, board games/cards, and a welcoming atmosphere. Open mic nights and off-site outings will be scheduled occasionally. (Not ASD-specific).
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Games on Tap (321 Weber St. N, Waterloo)
Questions? Contact Matt Riehl at 519-741-0190 ext. 300 or mriehl@eafwr.on.ca
Sep
14

Sensory Day at Sky Zone (Kitchener)

Thursday, September 14 4PM → 5PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Thursday
Sensory Day is every Thursday 4pm - 5pm. Sky Zone will turn off the music and dial down the distractions for the comfort of our extra special jumpers. We welcome children and adults with special needs and their siblings, family, and friends to come jump! We will make every effort to accommodate all jumpers with any kind of special needs.
$15 For The Jumpers + 1 Free Chaperone For Assistance.
Sep
14

Support Group for Parents of Adults with ASD (19+)

Thursday, September 14 6PM → 8PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)The Second Thursday of every month
Sep
14

Support Group for Adults with ASD (19+)

Thursday, September 14 6PM → 8PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)The Second Thursday of every month
Sep
15-24

Autism Ontario - Great Wolf Lodge - Niagara Falls

Friday, September 15 → Sunday, September 24
Families will have the opportunity to come and enjoy at Great Wolf Lodge at a special rate just for Autism Ontario! Autism Ontario will be offering a discounted group rate for our families for stays occurring September 15-24, 2017. By registering on Eventbrite, starting June 15th at 11am, you will be given the group code, which allow you to access the reduced rate. Once you have your group code, you MUST call Great Wolf Lodge directly, yourself to reserve your stay. Registration opens June 15, 2017 - 11am
Sep
16

Canada's Wonderland - Autism Ontario

Saturday, September 16
COST: $20/person (plus fees) (The cost of admission has been subsidized by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme) Tickets go on sale Friday, August 25th, 2017 at noon
NOTE: Tickets will be mailed to purchasers home address. If you have not received your tickets 5 days prior to the event, please contact Andrea Armstrong at aarmstrong@autismontario.com or call 705-929-9670. Supervision of children/youth at this Social Learning Opportunity is the sole responsibility of parents/guardians and caregivers; childcare will not be provided. We have 320 tickets, registration will close once tickets are sold out. Tickets are good for Saturday, September 16 OR Sunday, September 17, 2017. No groups larger than 8 please.
Sep
16

Waterloo Region Family Network Conference: Self Care

Saturday, September 16 9AM → 3PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)
Waterloo Region Family Network is excited to announce that Anne Douglas and Andrea Warnick will be speaking at our Family Conference on September 16! Child care is available. Registration is now OPEN. Make sure you don't miss out! http://bit.ly/2gZWur7
Sep
17

Canada's Wonderland - Autism Ontario

Sunday, September 17
COST: $20/person (plus fees) (The cost of admission has been subsidized by Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme) Tickets go on sale Friday, August 25th, 2017 at noon
NOTE: Tickets will be mailed to purchasers home address. If you have not received your tickets 5 days prior to the event, please contact Andrea Armstrong at aarmstrong@autismontario.com or call 705-929-9670. Supervision of children/youth at this Social Learning Opportunity is the sole responsibility of parents/guardians and caregivers; childcare will not be provided. We have 320 tickets, registration will close once tickets are sold out. Tickets are good for Saturday, September 16 OR Sunday, September 17, 2017. No groups larger than 8 please.
Sep
18

Open Space - Cambridge

Monday, September 18 6:30PM → 8PM Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)Every week on Monday
Open Space is a weekly gathering that promotes inclusion within the community by getting people together at a café for food, fun, and conversation. All are welcome, regardless of ability. Open Space will not run on statutory holidays. Not ASD-specific. Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Location: Melville Café (School of Architecture, 7 Melville St., Cambridge ON) Questions? Contact Matt Riehl at 519-741-0190 ext. 300 or mriehl@eafwr.on.ca
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