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Welcome to Children At Risk Online

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.

President's Message

The lazy days of summer are now behind us and activities are starting to “Fall” into place. As the days get a little shorter and the temperatures get a little cooler, we are back with our popular Saturday Fun Club. We plan to have 6 sessions every other Saturday this autumn beginning October 1. This popular event fills up quickly, so it’s best to book your sessions early.

We had our 2nd annual Walkin for Risk charity event in late Spring. Unfortunately, the weather was not our friend. After postponing the event due to cold weather, we were greeted by warmer, but wetter weather several weeks later. Although our numbers were down due to the weather, we did make the best of it and we were able to bring in a nice amount of funds. We will continue to have some fundraisers again this fall, including the Celebrity-Carved Pumpkin Fundraiser and the Ottawa 67’s 50/50 raffle. We really need full participation in these fundraisers as other fundraisers such as the Sens 50/50 is no longer available.

We love being able to offer Camp Kaleidoscope, March Break Camp, Family Fun Night, Saturday Fun Club, Typical Teens, Social Skill Groups, and Sibling Workshops on an ongoing basis. All of these respite and social activities require a great deal of planning, organization and, especially, FUNDING. We are more than happy to put the hours in to make all these activities a success for the children. Since some of our previous resources have been reduced or eliminated, it is imperative that we find alternative sources of revenue so we can continue to offer these much needed respite and social activities. If you have ideas on new fundraising initiatives or if you have connections in the local business community or public sector, we would like to hear from you.

I want to thank the many volunteers and parents that help support all our events. We would not be able to offer all our services without your support. We are a special community and we are stronger when we work together and support each other. I wish you all a fabulous fall season.

Mark Lalonde,

Board President

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Member of Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance