Ausome’s programs, lead by professional behaviour therapists and trained volunteers, are inclusive, structured, & FUN! Most programs are offered at no cost to families. So far we’ve done basketball, soccer, water polo, dance, camp days, baseball, yoga, fine motor skills, fundamental movement, obstacle adventures and more.
Physical literacy is often an area where children with autism can use support. Ausome runs programs specifically geared towards helping children increase their physical literacy to help them feel more comfortable playing both in the playground and on the sports field.
We have developed a variety of training programs for organizations and individuals to better understand and work with children on the autism spectrum. If you are a coach, instructor, volunteer, teacher, recreation worker, or child care provider, this training is for you!
What a great experience. It was so nice to drop my son off at an activity and not have to worry about being called in to help or having to discuss his needs with the staff. It is nice to feel just like everybody else for a change!
Summer loves being active and we’re so grateful to find recreational programs where she is welcome and where the coaches are trained to work with autistic kids. Having one-on-one support for each child in the group means that she is fully engaged…. She gets excited when it’s time to put on her red Ausome t-shirt. Thank you Ausome Ottawa!
I just wanted to send a quick note to say THANK YOU! The family baseball program we attended was incredible! What an encouraging, positive, inclusive environment the baseball program was for all the kids participating. The volunteers were so engaged and enthusiastic! All the baseball players left feeling like the they were baseball stars. We can’t wait to participate in more events!
We as a family enjoy the support that Ausome provides. The staff are warm and welcoming. My son always enjoys the activities. Ausome allows him to have experience he otherwise may not have in a truly accepting environment.
Excellent volunteers, amazing facilities, a very safe environment, and a relaxed, welcoming setting. In summary, it was Ausome!!
Anna’s patience is just amazing. It makes my son feel welcomed and wanted and this is when he thrives the best. I am so lucky and fortunate to have been able to offer this experience to my son and have him be supported by a great group of people. Thank you all so much.
What can we say other than this gymnastics program was “Ausome”! The volunteers running the gymnastics program were enthusiastic, patient and very attentive to the kids and their needs. Can’t wait for Ausome day camp!
A very successful first session of adapted soccer with #ausomeottawa yesterday. Wesley was able to follow along without any problems. It was such a great break for everyone to see Wesley so cool, collected, focused and happy… Just goes to show that if you give them the care and attention they need these kids they will thrive and will be able to accomplish anything!
What a great day! My son loved the introduction to soccer class. It was a nice, brief and positive experience to get him accustomed to the people and the place. We’ll be joining more Ausome Ottawa events in future.
Just watching soccer right now and have to say the group of volunteers continue to impress me with their enthusiasm and energy. In particular, a guy with a red beard is working with my son, and is just such a joy to watch. My 9 year old is having a ball. He hated traditional soccer and the pace in the leagues was too much for him. As result he developed a strong dislike for soccer. Looking at him today, and his willingness (and excitement!) to come to Ausome, shows me with the right support, his thoughts towards soccer have turned around.
Thanks again for this crucial org in our community. And…to “the guy with the red beard”.
Being part of the Ausome community has made such an impact on our family’s life! My son now gets to participate and develop his confidence in a supportiveenvironment, and I get to relax or socialize with other parents in similar situations knowing that he is happy and safe. Ausome is an excellent program for the kids but also an amazing community for families.