To enrich the lives of families living with autism through sport
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.
A donation to Ausome Ottawa will go directly to creating sports programs for kids with autism – 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 66 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.
You can make a difference in the life of a child with autism by investing in Ausome Ottawa. You’ll be giving them a safe, inclusive, and fun place to get active with their family and friends.
The Ausome team believes in community. Whether or not you or someone you love, lives with autism, you will benefit from being involved with Ausome Ottawa. We are entrepreneurs who believe in innovation and want to grow a community of like-minded volunteers, donors, sponsors, program providers and participants.
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What People Are Saying
"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 program means that she is fully engaged... Thank you Ausome Ottawa!""
— Nicole, Ausome parent and Board Member
"Going to the Ausome Basketball became a real highlight in the boys week. We also thought the volunteers did a great job providing a supportive experience for the kids. Well done."
— Scott, Ausome Parent
"...the Ausome community has made such an impact on our family's life! My son gets to develop confidence in a supportive environment, and I get to socialize with other parents knowing that he is happy and safe. Ausome is an excellent program for the kids but also an amazing community for families."
— Taylor, Ausome parent