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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 Community–Based Special Projects are financed through donations and fundraising. Nominal fees are charged to cover registration and operating costs.
I always like this time of year. The days are getting longer and the air is getting a little warmer. People are coming out of their winter slumber and I see more activity as I am out and about. We certainly have been busy over the past few months and things are ramping up for the activities we have planned for this year of 2018!
The Saturday Fun Club Respite Sessions continue to be very popular for the children (and parents!). We are finding that we have full attendance for most of the bi-weekly sessions. Our parents find the Saturday afternoon break allows them to get some errands done or just have some relax time, while knowing that their children are being taken care of and having fun. We had full (and over-full!) participation in the March Break Camp this year as well with a record 52 Campers! We are now in full preparation mode for Camp Kaleidoscope, our summer day camp held during weeks in July and August.
We had another successful 12th Annual Rollin' for Risk Bowl-A-Thon in January. We were able to have better participation than last year and raised a nice amount for the charity. The Third Annual Ottawa New Year’s Eve Charity Ball presented by Destiny’s Way took place on December 31st once again. What a coincidence. It was another fun night and a great way to usher in the New Year. We really appreciate being one of the recipient charities for this event. There have also been a number of 3rd Party Fundraisers like a hockey tournament, dart tournament, silent auctions and proceeds from sales from restaurants such as St. Louis Bar & Grill.
We are looking at some more sustainable funding sources including some larger sponsors and some government funding to help us maintain the many services we are providing to the community. If you have any ideas for fundraising or connections to potential individual or corporate sponsors who you believe would be interested in supporting our charity, please let us know. We would love to hear from you.
I hope you all have a wonderful spring and I look forward to seeing many of you over the coming months.