Category Archives: Children

How to Submit Your OAP Expenses Information Session

During this information session, an Autism Ontario Service Navigator will lead you through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) reconciliation process.

This session will cover these topics:

  • Tips and tricks on managing your funds
  • Eligible expense headings and subcategories
  • How to fill out the online expense form

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(Français) Mieux définir et comprendre ce qu’est un PEI et un CIPR

Join this webinar to understand what an IEP (Individual Education Plan) is and how it is an indispensable tool in the educational journey of students with special needs. An overview of the IEP will provide an understanding of its various components, as well as clarify the responsibilities of the parties involved in its development. It will also provide a brief overview of what an IPRC (Identification, Placement and/or Review Committee) is. It should be noted that this presentation is not intended to be a detailed study of these themes, but rather to provide a few terms and clarifications needed by parents and various professionals who are part of the student’s school team.

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(Français) Séance de paperasserie – SPD, CIPH et Subvention des Timbres de Pâques

Cross something off your to-do list on March 6! In this workshop, you will learn about three financial assistance programs available to Ontario families: the Special Services at Home (SSAH) program, the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and the Easter Seals Incontinence Supplies Grant. The facilitator will provide you with tips and resources, and answer any questions you may have.

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“Paperwork Party”- Supporting Caregivers in Completing an Application for ACSD

Cross something off your ‘to-do’ list on March 6th from 12:00 PM to 1:00PM! This workshop will provide an overview of Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD), a funding program that families may be able to access here in Ontario to reduce financial strain. A facilitator from Autism Ontario will provide tips and resources, as well as answer questions families may have. This workshop is suitable for parents and caregivers of autistic children and youth (under 18), and professionals working with this population.

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(Français) Communiquer et Jouer – Groupe de la semaine de relâche au mois de mars avec CHEO

Register for CHEO’s in-person Children/Youth March Break groups! Using strategies grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis, these groups will focus on facilitating fun learning opportunities to practice a variety of beginner communication and social skills for children with limited and emerging communication. Some of these skills include basic communication, tolerating group activities, requesting from peers, taking turns/sharing, and basic play skills.

You can register for this activity here, under the tab Communicate and Play March Break Group

ABC Social Stars Therapy Group

ABC Social Stars is an intensive speech therapy program for children aged 9-12 who would benefit from improving their social communication, executive functioning and play skills.

This group will focus on working on improving turn taking, social reciprocity, perspective taking, flexibility and active listening. Participants in this group must be able to follow group instructions. They may have a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD/ADD, or be a neurotypical children who would benefit from improving their social communication and play skills. Skills will be targeted via fun and engaging activities such as board games and Legos.

ABC Pediatric Therapies, Groups Location at 260 Centrum, Unit 202
Dates: March 11th to March 15th 2024
Time: 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Cost: $475

To Pre-Register: Contact us at 613-834-2229 or send us an email at

The Zoo Crew: March Break Camp 2024

Each year, The Zoo Crew hosts Pawsitively Pets to run a fun, educational, hands-on animal camp for campers 4-12 years old. Join us in Osgoode and Nepean. March Break camp will include different animals for our hands-on programming, ranging from birds, small mammals, reptiles and more! This is a great program for any animal lover who wants to explore a wide variety of pets and animals in a hands-on environment.

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Registration for Sunshine Day Camp 2024

Sunshine Day Camp has proudly served over 500 families in Ottawa-Gatineau area and is the only program in the area that specializes in programming for children with learning disabilities and/or ADHD between the ages of 7 and 14. They offer a low-ratio (5:1) care program that is packed full of stimulating and hands-on activities and field trips for their campers, and are lucky to have a team of experienced staff on hand with knowledge of learning exceptionalities.

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