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, VP/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 L2N 7P8
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 with high functioning ASD. Offered in partnership with the Phoenix Centre providing personal anxiety management strategies as well as parental education and support. More information is available at 
"My Life as an Epic Win"- Life coaching and goal planning for teens and young adults with high functioning ASD transitioning into adult life. More information is available at 
"Autism Holiday Shopping" - Event which allows children with autism to shop for family holiday gifts in a safe and sensory-controlled environment. information is available at
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 Facing Your Fears is appropriate for children age 8-12; My Life as an EPIC WIN is appropriate for teens and young adults age 17-23. Participants for both programs must have an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and be able to participate in a group-based program. Both programs are most appropriate for participants with high functioning ASD. Pre-screening is required for the Facing Your Fears program. Both programs require participation of a parent or guardian. 
Families must pre-register for the Autism Holiday Shopping Day.
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 link at beginning in late November.
Languages English - Website, Programs
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
Events Evan's Ride for Autism is a family-oriented, cycling event to raise funds to support Autism Community. Evan's Ride is held each Spring at Sheldrick Transport, 2942 Thompson Ave, Smithville. For the story behind Evan's Ride and more information on the Ride, visit