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Ausome Ottawa

Liisa Vexler
Executive Director
Ausome Ottawa

2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1H 7X7

TEL: 6138981184

E-mail: liisavexler@ausomeottawa.com
Web: AusomeOttawa.com

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People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years)

Ausome Ottawa's mission is to enrich the lives of families living with autism through sport.

Our values:
No one should be excluded from sports. But for kids with autism, playing sports isn’t always easy. Sometimes, community programs are not designed to meet the needs of kids with autism. In other cases, financially stressed families just can’t afford to enrol, after they have paid for all their child’s therapies.

Ausome Ottawa exists to change this. Our vision of ‘Ausome’ is an opportunity for every kid with autism to participate in sports in a program that meets their needs.

We create programs that are provided free to families and which have just the right setting and support for this group of kids and their families. If the programs already exist in the community, Ausome Ottawa helps families to access them, either by providing the information and/or support they need.

Current research indicates that 1 in 68 kids live with autism. That means that, in Canada, 115,000 kids and teens are affected. Ausome Ottawa is the only organization in the community dedicated to providing sports programs to those living with autism.


Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Ausome Ottawa
We are looking for volunteers to support kids with autism at various Ausome Ottawa sports programs. In the coming months, we are offering programs in basketball, gymnastics, yoga, tennis, get moving and PD day camps!

If you like kids and have an open mind, you will LOVE this opportunity.

Families welcome.
Reliable high school students welcome.
Location: Various sports venues throughout Ottawa
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Organization: Ausome Ottawa
Ausome is hosting a 5-week Summer Sports Camp in both the center, west and east end of Ottawa. We are looking for energetic, fun, caring and responsible volunteer team members to help our Ausome kids be successful each day. Join us for 1 week or come for all 5 and help us bring smiles and laughs, while teaching children with autism to play and have fun. 8:30am - 4:30pm. Half days are an option.

If you like kids and have an open mind, you will LOVE this opportunity.

Reliable high school students welcome.

Week 1: July 22-26 Center
Week 2: July 29-Aug 2 Center
Week 3: August 6-9 Center
Week 4: August 12-16 East
Week 5: August 19-23 West

Let us know what week(s) you're available.
Location: Center: July 22-Aug 9th- RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa
East: Aug 12-16- Miracle League Ottawa, 3659 Navan Road, Navan
West: Aug 19-23- Richcraft Recreation Complex, 4101 Innovation Drive, Kanata
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019