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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

It has been a long, cold and snowy winter. The start of Spring wasn’t much better, but we are finally emerging from the long slumber and I think Spring is finally taking hold! This is a nice time of year, as people are out and about, with smiles on their faces. The other place we see smiling faces is at the Saturday Fun Club Respite Sessions. These are held typically two Saturdays per month and are very popular. We are finding that we have full attendance for most of the sessions. We also had a Family Fun Night which was enjoyed by children and provided a nice evening break for parents. My wife and I were able to see a play at the NAC that evening. Children at Risk also had full participation in the March Break Camp again this year with 52 Campers.

We experienced some MAJOR hiccups while planning for Camp Kaleidoscope this year. Some of the government programs that we had relied on in the past were uncertain. The good news is that this has been resolved and we are in the process of finalizing applications for our summer day camp held during weeks in July and August.

We had another successful 13th Annual Rollin' for Risk Bowl-A-Thon in January. Unfortunately, due to the closing of Walkley Bowling – we will have to either go to Orleans or Merivale Bowling for 2020…unless someone purchases Walkley and gets it up and running again – tough business to run successfully! Walkley was a good central location with ample parking – with five pin bowling alley, which is necessary for our younger bowlers. Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is coming up June 5, 2019. The following positions are vacant: Up to 3 Directors including the Secretary position– if you are interested in getting involved by becoming a Board Member or a Volunteer please contact our offices at 613-741-8255 or email car@childrenatrisk.ca before the Board Meeting to register your interest and present a small bio.

I wish you all have a wonderful spring and I hope to see many of you at Camp K or at the AGM.!

40 years of service

Mark Lalonde,

Board President

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