|Record #: NIA0656
||Last Modified: 15 Apr 2013
||Last Full Update: 14 Sep 2012
|Description & Services|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Description||Provides information, resources (chapter library) and support to improve the quality of life for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families. |
Social Skills, Life Skills/Recreation and Teen programs for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders that run 10 week sessions in the fall and winter.
Parent Support Groups and the Summer Camp program offered for children with ASD runs for 6 weeks in the Niagara Falls, Welland and St Catharines.
Realize Community Potential Program provides consultation for family support, organization of social learning opportunities for individuals and families living with ASD, and facilitation of professionals to speak locally on various topics related to ASD. Potential Programme is a collaborative program of Autism Ontario partnered with Ministry of Child and Youth Services as well as the Niagara Chapter.
In partnership with the Opening Doors for Adults with ASD (ODFAWA) provincial program, runs a social club for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Open to adults with HFA (high-functioning autism) and Aspergers who are 18 and older and are interested in being a part of the ASD Social Club and Adult ASD programs. Contact Jessica Province for more information (905-682-2776 ext 205 or email@example.com).
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Evening appointments available on request|
|Fees||Membership - $50/year ; Membership not required for accessing the Realize Community Potential Program coordinator and events, access to information, or to be added to our E-News distribution.|
|Address & Map|
|Located In Community||St Catharines|
|Map Record||View Google Map|
|Intersection||Welland Ave and Niagara St|
|Toll Free Phone||Provincial Office (Toronto) 1-800-472-7789|
|After Hours Phone||Answering Machine|
|Primary Contact||Tamara Coleman-Lawrie, Niagara Region Chapter Manager; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alternate Contact||LB Brown, Family Support Coordinator, Potential Programme; Email: email@example.com|
|Primary Executive||Laurie Frandsen, President|
|Alternate Executive||Elizabeth Hunter, Program Manager|
|Accessibility||Fully Accessible - Parking - Accessible; Entrance - Accessible; Washroom - Accessible ; Metered Parking|
|Service Level||(51) Non Profit Charity|
|Meetings||Call for details|
|Subjects||Adults ; Autism ; Camps ; Caregiver support ; Children ; Clubs ; Communication disorders ; Developmental disabilities ; Self help groups ; Youth|