A Big Thank You
Thank you so much for your year-end donations. We surpassed our goal and are looking forward to continuing to build a strong base of financial support in 2017.
Want to help? Why not start the year off right by setting up a monthly donation. This provides us with some predictability for planning the coming year. Even $10 a month helps so much!
Ausome Yoga for Autism
Our yoga parent/volunteer workshop and four week session for Ausome Yoga for Autism is underway at Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre. We appreciate the ideal space they have provided for this program.
This program, supported by the Goodlife Kids Foundation, is unique in that we have parents learning and working alongside their children. The workshop for parents is key to the success of the program Effective parent support, understanding and communication make the experience that much more rewarding for all involved.
A new session of FUNdamental Movement has begun on Monday evenings. This program helps children to access the physical literacy skills that they need to play, run, throw and jump with ease, whether in sports or on the playground.
We have seen how important this program is to our families that we are in the process of developing an even more specific program that will address individual and unique physical literacy needs of kids with autism. This will include some exciting partnerships, and we hope, some new funding.
We are thrilled with our ongoing partnership with Innovapost. They continue to provide us with enthusiastic volunteers for this session of Innovapost Soccer Sundays. We hope to renew our partnership for this coming year.
Please join us in welcoming Dingerz Batting and Pitching Centre/Ruthian Baseball Academy as a Friendship Sponsor for 2017. They have been part of the Ausome community since the beginning and we are thrilled to welcome them in this official capacity.
Do you know of an organization that would like to partner in some way with Ausome? We have a lot of creative ways we can work with our corporate sponsor/partners. Get in touch with Liisa to find out more.
Spring sessions begin in late March/early April. We will give you at least a few days’ notice before we open registration to allow you to put it on your calendars. The programs fill up fast and people need to be ready!
Autism on the Hill
Autism on the Hill happens on April 5th, 2017 at 12:15 pm on Parliament Hill. Quickstart Autism, the event organizer, is looking for photos of our Ausome faces for their banner. Click here to learn how to submit a photo. Click here to learn more about the event.
Dates to Remember
Saturday March 4th, 2017: Autism Awareness Night with the Ottawa Senators. Use the code “AWARE” when you get your tickets at https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/sse/EN/promotion/home. Don’t forget to wear your Ausome t-shirts!
Saturday July 22, 2017: 2nd Annual Dynes Sports Management Charity Golf Tournament at the Canadian Golf & Country Club. All proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girl Club of Ottawa and Ausome Ottawa.
Last year we entered two Ausome community foursomes. Our goal is to enter four foursomes this year.
Interested in participating? Please register for yourself and then email Liisa and we can place you in a foursome with other Ausome community members (parents, donors, friends, sponsors, neigbbours – anyone!)
We will also have community members attending the event for dinner only. Please join us. Register here.
More, MUCH more to come this year. Please stay tuned. If you don’t already get our e-newsletter, please sign up here so you don’t miss a single thing.