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  • September

    You’re Hired! Leading Eye Care Clinic Hires SAAAC Student

    By: SAAAC

    Joshua Like many young men with autism, Joshua found himself not having much to do after graduating highschool. Many parents liken these years to “falling off a cliff” because their kids age out of the children’s system and have little support afterwards. We first met Joshua when he registered for our Adult Day Program, which Read More…

  • September

    SAAAC’s 2nd Annual Walk-A-Thon

    By: SAAAC

    It’s been a rain-heavy summer in Toronto, but on August 20, the weather co-operated with SAAAC for the organization’s 2nd annual Walk-A-Thon. The warm, sunny day saw over 200 community members take part in the 3 km walk, raising $30,000 for the autism centre. “It was an incredible event,” said Geetha Moorthy, Executive Director of SAAAC. Read More…

  • August

    Resource Recommendation: The Parents Guide to Autism

    By: SAAAC

    Do you know someone with autism? As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, you may be unsure of what to do next. In The Parents Guide to Autism, author Anne Carol Sharples addresses important questions and concerns parents have and uses real life examples to demonstrate them. She teaches you ways to Read More…

  • July

    Ready to Play Fitness Program

    By: SAAAC

    Being active is important for any child, but for a child with autism it’s particularly important. Not only does exercise improve physical well being, it’s also a great way to boost mental health, increase self-confidence and a great way to help socialize with others. The Ready to Play program is an adapted fitness program for Read More…

  • June

    Today’s Shift: Employer Awareness Event

    By: SAAAC

    The SAAAC Autism Centre held its first employer awareness event on May 24. The event was organized to help employers in Toronto learn more about hiring individuals with autism. “We’re calling the event Today’s Shift because the larger goal of an event like this is to encourage organizations to shift their work culture to incorporate Read More…

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