Autism Ontario

Autism Ontario

Join Team Autism Ontario as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary as the province's largest collective voice, representing more than 100,000 families who deal with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Autism Ontario

About Autism Ontario

Autism Ontario is a not-for-profit charitable organization founded in 1973 and is a strong voice for individuals with autism.

We reach more than 50,000 families annually, through our Provincial Office and 24 Chapters located around the province, largely run by parents and volunteers. We provide services and supports in local communities like camp programs, social learning opportunities, respite, parent support groups, as well as funding evidence-based research, education for parents and professionals. We continually strive to increase public awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and advocate within Municipal, Provincial and Federal Government Ministries for what is needed to support individuals and their families throughout their lifetime.

Autism Ontario

1 in 94 children are being diagnosed with autism in Canada, and it is 3X more prevalent in boys.

Autism affects communication, social interactions, cognition and behaviour.

Children grow up to be youth and adults with autism.

A lifetime of support is needed, and there is no cure.

Your support will help us continue the work we do, and the support so necessary for thousands of families.

Join our team. Walk for those who cannot, be the voice for those who cannot speak, and help families who live with the reality of autism each day. This is our first year participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and our goal is to raise $25,000.


How can you help?

Autism Ontario

Full marathon, half marathon or 5K — all runners and walkers on Team Autism Ontario must commit to raising $250 or more. If you raise more than $500, we will reimburse you for half of your registration fee; raise more than $750 and we will reimburse for your full registration fee.

Contact Monica Richardson at for more details.


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