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Welcome to Children At Risk Online

Our Mission

Provide services and programs to families of children diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum Disorders to develop their child's behavioural, communications and social skills, and to advocate for their ongoing needs.

Our Activities

Our Community–Based Special Projects are financed through donations and fundraising. Nominal fees are charged to cover registration and operating costs.

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President's Message

We are back into the Fall season. Children are back at school, the leaves are starting to change, and we are ramping up for a Fun Fall season with activities and fundraisers. The Saturday Fun Club is being offered again for 6 Sessions this Fall. This is a very popular Support for many ASD children and their parents. Registration is underway so don’t miss out! We will also be offering the Family Fun Night, open for all children in the family.

We had another successful Camp Kaleidoscope this summer – marking our 9th Year! We hosted over 334 Weekly Spots. We continue to welcome new families and support our existing families over the summer. The feedback from parents and children is very positive. We have been alternating between a west end school and east end school for a number of years. Although not ideal, this does provide a level of fairness for families who live in different parts of the city. It is a challenge to find a school that is completely central with the facilities we require for the children.

We were able to access some additional funding this past year, which will assist with our programs. We have reached out to Wayne Hussey of the Danbe Foundation to provide our Board with training on fundraising and community support. The Danbe Foundation has been supportive of Children at Risk and we welcome the additional support. We do have one of our higher profile fundraisers coming soon. It is the Celebrity Pumpkin Event, where we have pumpkins and prizes donated from across the city from our local politicians, celebrities and business owners. We will be in four malls and we plan to have some prizes to be bid in the mall with the majority in an on-line auction only. We hope this will help generate even more bids and provide better access for all participants.

We are looking for Volunteers, Prizes and Pumpkin Celebrities and Donors.

We are (still) in the process of making some administrative staffing changes. We are hoping to have this completed shortly and have a full staff compliment going into the busy October and November timeframe. Please bear with us as we make the transitions. I hope you all have a wonderful and enjoyable autumn season.

Mark Lalonde,

Board President

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