Join us this summer for a health and wellness experience that will change lives
SAAAC’s 7th Annual Walk-a-thon is an interactive fundraising campaign focused on promoting health & wellness, led by an incredible team of captains and autism advocates. Follow our captains, create a personal challenge and join our walk on Aug 7th while you conquer your health and fitness goals.
Make Every Step Count
Your generous support will help children on the autism spectrum grow, create & succeed. Through increased services with early intervention, creative arts programs and employment training we are empowering our students to reach their full potential.
HOW IT WORKS
We have an exciting new 18,000 square foot facility that will open for service this summer at 1870 Birchmount Rd. This additional new space will allow us to expand our therapy services, reduce our waiting lists and expand our arts programs.
Reduce Wait Lists and Time
Reduce our current waitlist and wait time for service by 50%.
Support More Families
Increase annual families served from 500 to 1000.
Expand Arts Programs
Expand our arts programs to reach 300+ students.
SAAAC AUTISM CENTRE
The SAAAC Autism Centre is a Toronto-based registered charity that increases access to ASD services to marginalized communities including low-income and newcomer families. Conceived in 2008, with only a handful of volunteers, the organization has since grown to provide free and subsidized programming to over 400 families annually, with 160 volunteers and 29 staff members overseeing 12 unique treatment programs.
A recent report by the Public Health Agency of Canada found that approximately 1 in 66 Canadians are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Chances are that you know someone living with ASD right now. Individuals with ASD require intensive, specialized support, and a diagnosis can be a source of emotional and financial stress for parents and caregivers.