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Autism Community

Contact Details
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Primary Executive Kathy Ryan, President; Phone: 905-892-0838 * 289-686-0276; Email:
Alternate Executive Maria Palalas-Mouradian, Vice-President/Secretary; Phone: 289-407-6446; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Mailing Address Box 25022 
Pen Centre 
221 Glendale Ave 
St Catharines, ON L2T 2K9
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) A volunteer-run, charitable organization actively participating in communities to facilitate programs and participation serving families facing the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). 
Specific Programs include: 
"Facing Your Fears": A group based anxiety management program for children and adolescents with high functioning ASD. Offered in partnership with the Phoenix Centre providing personal anxiety management strategies as well as parental education and support.  
"My Life as an Epic Win": Life coaching and goal planning for teens and young adults with high functioning ASD transitioning into adult life.  
"Autism Holiday Shopping": Event which allows children with autism to shop for family holiday gifts in a safe and sensory-controlled environment.
Hours Call for information
Dates Facing Your Fears, and My Life as an Epic Win are held either in the spring or fall of each year. The Autism Holiday Shopping Day is held on a Saturday in December.
Eligibility Individuals with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis.  
Facing Your Fears: 8-18 years 
My Life as an Epic Win: 17-23 years
Application Facing Your Fears or My Life as an Epic Win: Contact Dr Rebecca Ward at 289-362-5069 or email 
Autism Holiday Shopping: Register via website beginning late Nov
Languages English
Fees Program - call for information
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2013
Funding Fundraising
Elections May
Service Categories Autism Therapy