Network News – Community

It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of that village.

Temple Grandin-Coach Elaine Hall

“100+ Women Who Care Lennox and Addington met last night to make a huge donation to a local charity.

There were 51 individual donors and 23 groups made up by 83 people, for a grand total of 134 women. Members can make a donation on their own of $100, or make a donation as part of a small group towards their $10,000 goal.

The room of women heard about three local charities before voting on which charity as a whole group theyโ€™d like to donate to. Money raised from this meeting will be going to support Lennox and Addington County Autism Network. A grand total will be shared once all of the donation have been counted.

Autism Network LAC advocates and promotes awareness for neurodiversity in our community. Recently they provided sensory kits to some local schools, the OPP, Fire fighters and EMS. During their presentation they said if they were nominated for the money, theyโ€™d use it towards supplying multiple sensory kits to every school in Lennox and Addington County. Each kit costs $100, so providing this many kits would cost around $8,000.”

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Autism Network LAC was the recipient of the 2021 Social Impact Award from the Napanee & District Chamber of Commerce, Business Excellence Awards.

Our team thanks our community for the overwhelming support for this important cause that we are so passionate about.

Winner of the 2021 Social Impact Award

It was another great experience at DISCO BALL EVENTS roller skate fundraiser this year. This marks the 3rd year DiscoBall Events has supported their community! Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make the day successful. We were fortunate to raise a total of $580.00! All monies raised go directly back into community awareness and advocacy efforts, since we are a not for profit, volunteer board. Thank you!


DiscoBall Events

Banners Installed at Spring side Park Trail to recognize Canadian Autism Awareness Month.

Canadian Autism Awareness Kits made their way to schools and organizations to support literacy and inclusive education in our community. These educational books and information were sponsored by L&A Mutual Co. Financial

Selby Public School

World Autism Day – Inclusion Video

Sensory Support Kits to First Responders in LAC

Private support group for individuals on the spectrum and their loved ones.

Private Group for Riders to chat and share support stories.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A – 14 Devices gifted to local schools. Autism Network LAC applied for this grant offered by Autism Speaks Canada and Samsung.

Coming June 5, 2021 Ride for Autism – Motorcycle Rally.

Celebrating October’s Canadian Autism Awareness month. Raising $400.00 for a Pallet’able Arts project named ‘Inclusion’ set for Spring 2021

Autism Awareness Campaign featuring local faces. In honour of October’s Canadian Autism Month.

Our friend Nicole at our sensory friendly Alpaca event held November 2020 at Hickory Lane Alpacas.

Jocelyn and Gabe did a fantastic job decorating. We couldn’t be more proud, at the L&A Museum 2020 tree decorating contest.

Celebrating October’s Autism Awareness Month in Napanee, Ontario

Local parent works with town to have signage for safety and awareness.

Napanee mom creates neighbourhood little library to help raise autism awareness

Kool Kamp

Kool Kamp can provide ratios of 1:5 to 1:1 staff support which is unique to any other recreational program in our area. This enhanced support allows all the children and youth who access our program to participate in physical activities such as swimming, bowling, playground play, dance, hiking, walks, gymnastics and field and court sports. Check out our website or call (613) 545-3227 and ask to speak to a member of the Family Support Team. We would be happy to assist you!

Lennox and Addington Resources for Children

LARC is dedicated to providing quality educational programs and resources through a multi-service approach that allows children, parents, and educators to strengthen family and community relationships.

Find Your Voice Musical Therapy

Find your Voice Musical Therapy has provided an opportunity to Lennox and Addington County Autism Network enriching the lives of children with exceptionalities through song.

Little Builder LEGO Program