Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-682-2776
Toll Free Phone Provincial Office (Toronto) 1-800-472-7789
Fax 905-682-5609
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Primary Contact Fran Chesney, Chapter Manager; Phone: 905-682-2776 ext 201; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
Goodwill Stokes Community Village
36 Page St, Suite 401
St Catharines, ON L2R 4A6
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Intersection Welland Ave and Niagara St
Service and Access Details
Description (Service)

Provides programs and services for individuals in the Niagara Region living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families.

Services offered include an on-site resource library, parent and sibling support groups, ASD family-friendly events and outings, an on-site sensory room, connection to other community resources and supports, bursaries and more.

Provide a variety of programs for children, youth, teens and adults with ASD. These programs run Sep-Dec & Jan-Apr. The Summer Camp program runs in Jul & Aug. Lengths of programs vary.

Provides services and supports for adults with ASD and youth transitioning into adulthood.

The Potential Programme department provides consultation for family support, social learning opportunities (SLOs) for individuals and families with ASD, and the facilitation of professionals to speak locally on various topics related to ASD. The Potential Programme also provides SLO events in French and bilingually.

Hours Office Mon-Thu 9 am-4 pm * Program times vary, call for information
Eligibility No restrictions
Application For membership visit website * Membership not required to participate in programs
Languages English
Fees Fees vary from $0-$500 dependent upon the program or service requested. See website for further details:
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Free Parking
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1983
Funding Grants
Elections A Chapter Leadership Council is elected annually in March/April at the AGM from nominations.
Meetings Call for details
Service Categories Day Camps ~ Autism Spectrum Disorder ; Disability Associations ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Autism Spectrum Disorder
Events Trivia Challenge (Mar); Annual Golf Tournament (May); Gala (Nov) 
Annual events held Apr 2 to recognize World Autism Awareness Day. Oct is Autism Awareness Month and is recognized with various activities.