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					        Autism Ontario - Simcoe County
        e-newsletter for January 16, 2008
            For information about our chapter please visit or email
                 Phone number: 705-726-9082 X441

Amber Alert (received today and asked to pass on):
Hi everyone, there is an AMBER ALERT for this 14 year old boy named Louis Toner. Please
view his pictures attached by Info Niagara and visit the amber alert website or watch the news for
details. He went missing yesterday at 4pm from the St. Catharines Transit Bus Depot. Call
Niagara Regional Police if you have seen him.


Third Annual Evening for Autism:
Tickets are now available for this wonderful event.

We are very pleased to share that the event will be held on April 26 at 5:30pm, at
Tangle Creek Golf Club, and our Master of Ceremonies will be KC Colby, of A

Tickets are $60.00 per person, or $55.00 per person if you have a table of 8.
Please call 705-726-9082 X441 or email to purchase

Our next Gala Volunteer Team Meeting is Feb 23rd, 12-2pm at 39 Fraser Court,
Barrie. To attend, please contact Amanda at


Occupational Therapy Workshop with Lyndsey Stevenato
Thank you for your interest in this event. Registration is now closed as the event
is full. For those who have registered, we will see you on January 19, 2:30 -
4:30pm at 115 Bell Farm Road, Suite 105, Barrie. We will have awareness items
for sale at this event.

Next Chat Session/Informal Meeting:
Bookmark your calendars now for Feb 23, 2-4pm. We will be holding an informal
meeting at Simcoe Community Services, 39 Fraser Court, Barrie. At this
meeting, we will hold a draw for an autism awareness item. We will also have
our awareness items for sale.

If there is a topic you would like to discuss, please email Andrea at


January AIM Meeting:
This is an informal meeting of parents and autism professionals to freely discuss
topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders. It is a warm, friendly environment
that includes a range of parents who's children are affected in all
different severities of ASD.

All are welcome to attend and there is absolutely NO CHARGE!

Please forward any questions to the contacts listed in the attached flyer.

Autism / Behavioural Distance Web Consulting Availability for Families:

Hi. My name is Brad Littleproud. I am an autism/behavioural consultant with nearly 20
years clinical / ABA experience. I have been a community consultant with a large
Toronto agency, autism/behavioural consultant to the Hospital for Sick Children, and
consultant to the Toronto District School Board. I wanted to pass along some
information about some new clinical consultation that I am currently providing. As a
clinician and parent of twins with autism, I am providing some time to families to discuss
issues of behaviour, skills development, navigating the system following a new diagnosis

What is innovative is that the service is for caregivers who cannot access services locally,
in a timely manner, accommodate home visiting, attend outside agency visits. This
consultation is done via online webcam face-to-face contact. I am currently providing
consultation hours online, in the evenings, weekends and some arranged lunch hours. If
families do not have web cameras, they can email me and I can guide them through this
simple process.
I would appreciate it if this information could be passed along to interested clients and
fellow colleagues. I know that those whom I have consulted with thus far have found it a
valuable alternative to existing services. I have 20 years of autism / applied analysis
clinical experience, plus as a parent of children with autism families starting their journey
with these children will find our contact worth while. I can accommodate individual and
groups of up to 5 online. The fees are low because as a parent I am very aware the
expenses involved with having a child with autism. I am listed first on the ABACUS
(Autism Ontario ) list.

Thanks, Brad Littleproud
Autism/ Behavioural Consultant
Parent Pro Consulting
Pickering , Ontario

NL Concepts: The Guilt Factor

When a child is diagnosed with autism, parents develop a new vocabulary.
Conversations contain words like ABA, receptive and expressive language,
discrete trial training, eye contact, floor time and biomedical approaches.
Parents share their joys, their fears, their strategies and their dreams. In fact,
almost everything is easily discussed except one thing – THE GUILT
FACTOR. (continue reading…)
We are giving away 500 FREE social story books
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Natural Learning Concepts


We encourage decisions based on knowledge
“This message has been sent on behalf of Autism Ontario - Simcoe County Chapter. Autism
Ontario - Simcoe County Chapter provides resources in order to inform you about issues and
information related to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Unless specifically indicated, we do not
endorse any particular treatment, program, product or service"

Amanda McNulty, President
Autism Ontario - Simcoe County Chapter

phone: 705-726-9082 X441

"If you think you can or you think you can't, either way, you're right."

Please contact us for tickets to our Third Annual Evening for Autism, April 26
at Tangle Creek Golf Club.

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