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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

What a busy place our offices are these days! With the last of 9 Saturday Fun Club dates still coming up in June, Camp Kaleidoscope applications closing on May 30th – our AGM on June 4th – the Autism Community Annual Family Picnic on June 8th … along with our Spring Raffle Tickets being drawn that day too … Bambina, Brenda, Gillian, Hazel, Debbie, Lisa have all been spinning in circles for the Charity and our Families!

In addition, Dragon Boat is coming up fast June 19 to 22 – and we are working hard to manage the Silent Auction, get Volunteers, Prizes and sell their raffle tickets – as well as entering a Boat for our “Risk Riders” Team. One of our Camp & Fun Club Counsellors, Dhuha Hassan, has rounded up a number of the Paddlers – so we made her Team Captain – and going out to sell baked goods like homemade cupcakes to raise pledges for the Boat!

Once again, Children at Risk is also responding to the needs of the Families for more respite and quality breaks by applying for and being granted funding from the Community Foundation of Ottawa for what we are affectionately calling “Date Night”! WOW- the ability to drop off both your ASD child and their siblings for a few hours of adult quite time … don’t know about you, but I am IN!

All in all, the 1st half of our 35th year is shaping up very well – make sure to fasten your seat belts and keep your hands inside the vehicle as we ride out the 2nd half with (I am sure) just as much or more happening over at Children at Risk!

Paul Lacroix,

Board President