Families for autism
Non Profit. Supporting Grey Bruce.
Families for autism
Non Profit. Supporting Grey Bruce.
Our goal is to be a reliable network of information and support for all families across the Grey/Bruce area. Citizens who have a connection to autism including families, children, adults on the spectrum, caregivers, support workers and teachers.
We work with community partners to promote and enhance awareness and understanding about autism.
We hold various fundraising events throughout the year and run programs and events for individuals with ASD and their families to get involved, socialize and network.
SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who supported the community by purchasing a t-shirt!
April is Autism Awareness Month in Canada! You can show your support for the autism community any day and support the local community by purchasing a t-shirt from our Families For Autism Fundraiser. All proceeds go directly to support local families with a member on the spectrum.
Join us on Saturday, Sept 25 2021 for a amazing day in Sauble Beach for a 18 hole round of golf followed by live auction & dinner. This is a non profit event and all proceeds are in support of our local Grey-Bruce autism community. With contests, raffle items, silent auction items and always a welcoming crowd, we are looking forward to hosting our 3rd annual golf tourney and hope you can join us in supporting our local communities.
Questions? Interested in sponsorship or donating a raffle item? Please contact us
Thank you for your support!
Families For Autism is excited to announce that this Spring, PECS style communication boards will be available in many of our local #GreyBruce parks, libraries, community centers and more. The FFA team has been striving to create a more accessible, understanding, and inclusive Grey-Bruce community and we look forward to donating these signs to our local Towns and Municipalities. So, far we have received approval on these communication boards to be installed in #SouthBrucePeninsula #Meaford & #GeorgianBluffs and we look forward to seeing a more accessible and inclusive community in our towns. From autism to dementia, there are many local residents who will benefit from these boards. In the coming weeks, we will be working hard to get these signs approved all throughout Grey-Bruce.
Email us to request a sign!
Families For Autism is here to support local families during the pandemic. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for announcements on complimentary take home craft and sensory kits and contests!
Special thanks to the following for their help in making these happen!
Grandma Lambes, Meaford
You Too Weighted Items
Pink Sugar Custom Cookies
E&R Bulk Barn
If you have an idea for a take home kit idea email us email@example.com
A BIG THANKS FOR OUR SPONSORS AND GOLFERS FOR MAKING OUR 2020 SUCCESS!
On Sept 26th, 2020 we enjoyed a beautiful day in Sauble Beach for a round of golf followed by dinner, raffle and live auction. This is a non profit event and all proceeds are in support of our local autism community. We are planning our 3rd annual tournament for 2021 so stay tuned for updates or reach out to us if you would like to be involved!
Did you know you can support us with your Mabels Labels order? When ordering simply search 'Families For Autism (Grey Bruce)' as the organization you would like to support when placing an order.
Mabels labels are fantastic to label anything from school supplies, masks, clothing and more!
Families For Autism Tip!
Most labels allow 2 rows of text, so putting your loved ones full name on 1 row and a phone number on bottom could potentially assist someone reach you in the case of elopement or another emergency situation. Mabels Labels also offers a complete medic alert package.
We won Gold in our category of the 2020 Best of the BEST Readers Choice Awards Owen Sound.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for us!!
NEW DATE TBA - MEAFORD, ON
Families For Autism along with the Meaford Fire Department are proud to host a Sensory Friendly Fire Hall Visit!
Families are invited to meet their local Fire Fighters, EMS, and OPP - check out their uniforms & gear, and participate in activities such as seeing the fire station, and doing a truck / ambulance / cruiser tour in a relaxed and controlled setting.
This is a complimentary event however registration is requested so we can estimate participation.
We are excited to announce a portion of proceeds from our 2019 golf tournament were used to purchase 22 sensory kits to distribute to local Grey Bruce Fire Departments. along with training for First Responders.
A portion of the proceeds from our 2019 Golf Tournament was used to bring a instructor up from the Geneva Centre For Autism in Toronto to teach a local 2 day certificate course on ABA tactics last October. 22 local families and educators benefited from this opportunity. We look forward to offering more complimentary workshops and learning opportunities in the future.
Weighted stuffies & lap blankets have made their way to new homes at local Grey Bruce schools, child care centres and families. This was made possible by funds raised from our 2019 Golf Tournament and the help of You Too who donated the fabrics and her time!
Huge thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, golfers, friends and family for making this event a success and a blast!
We are a non profit group and all money raised from our events are in support of your local autism community.