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Covid News

Pursuant to the Announcement by Premier Doug Ford today – Children at Risk, Ottawa must comply with the Order for all Non-Essential Businesses to close for a Period of 14 Days, effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The Province feels this is essential to slow the spread of the COVID 19 Virus. This was updated to extend to April 13, 2020.

It is with a heavy heart that we do this – knowing the struggles our Families face for at least the next couple of weeks and most likely beyond, with caring for their ASD children at home without options of Respite and Recreation. We had hoped – after completing March Break Camp last week – that Children at Risk could offer some additional Respite Days with school out. However, an Order like this effectively takes away our choice to offer Support.

We will keep updated on the situation – as there is also a feeling that Schools will continue to be closed for a period of time – possibly even up to September… If this is the case – and the Order is lifted down the road – we will examine if Children at Risk may be able to offer some limited Respite Week-Days. As everyone knows, this Situation changes daily – if not hourly – as the number of diagnosed cases rises.

The Offices will then be closed from Wednesday, March 25 to Monday, April 13, 2020.

Phones and email will be checked periodically but messages may not be returned until we re-open – currently slated for Tuesday, April 14 unless otherwise updated close to that date.

Passing This On

These links are for informational purposes only. Children at Risk does not support, endorse or recommend any method, treatment, product, remedial center, program or person for people with autism or autism related conditions.

Vote for Paul Rushforth!

Hello Folks – just sending this on to all our Families and Supporters!

Paul Rushforth Real Estate has been an awesome support to Children at Risk – with use of their large truck for our Camp set-up and tear-down, to participating in our Celebrity Carved Pumpkin Contest Fundraiser for many years. If you can support this – please do!


Click Here for the voting page.

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Snowflake Party!

Fête des flocons de neige!

Sunday, December 8, 2013 1-4pm

Le dimanche 8 décembre 2013 13 h à 16 h

Travelodge Inn and Conference Centre Ottawa
1376 Carling Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7L5



NOTE: While registration is open to all, families who were on the waiting list for last year's Snowflake party will be given priority.

NOTE: Supervision of children/youth at this Social Learning Opportunity is the sole responsibility of parents/guardians and caregivers; childcare will not be provided.

NOTE: Due to allergies and sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, or scented products such as hairspray, or lotion.

L’inscription est ouverte à tous mais une priorité sera donnée aux familles qui étaient sur une liste d’attente l’année passée. Durant cette occasion d’apprentissage social, les parents, les tuteurs et les fournisseurs de soins demeurent les seuls responsables de la surveillance des enfants ou des adolescents; aucun service de garde n’est fourni. Comme certaines personnes souffrent d'allergies et d'intolérances diverses, nous vous demandons de ne pas utiliser de parfum, d'eau de Cologne, de lotion après rasage ni de produits parfumés comme les fixatifs ou les lotions pour le corps.