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50 Years of Unlocking Possibilities for Autistic Ontarians

Fifty years ago, a group of determined parents dared to dream of a different future for their Autistic children. Instead of accepting the status quo of institutionalization, these families envisioned a future where their children could thrive in their communities, rather than apart from them. During humble beginnings in a family farmhouse, Kerry’s Place was born from the idea that inclusion, support and understanding could unlock a better life for Autistic people and their families.

Today, we celebrate five decades of transforming possibilities into reality. We’ve built locations and partnerships across southeastern Ontario to help redefine the landscape for Canadian Autism services.

While we know the work is far from over, we’re proud of the strides we’ve made. Every step forward is a testament to the power of community, advocacy, and unwavering dedication to creating a better world for all Autistic people and their families.

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Where we started

Kerry’s Place has been committed to enhancing the quality of life for Autistic persons since 1974. Learn about the daring, parent-led movement that became Canada’s largest Autism service provider.

Join Our Celebrations

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July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Employment Supports – Peer Support Group Bowling Event

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kerry’s Place Annual General Meeting 2024

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June 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kerry’s Place Golf Tournament

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June 3 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Drag Story Time: Ages 5 To 12

Join Us at the Annual Golf Classic 2024

Get ready for a day of fun on the green for a good cause at the Nobleton Lakes Golf Club on June 27, 2024.

Tee off to support our bold Housing Strategy, expanding our affordable housing for Autistic individuals by 25% over 8 years.

Register now and help us unlock possibilities for the next 50 years.

Meet Our Community

Help us unlock more possibilities for Autistic Ontarians from childhood to adulthood and every stage in between.

Over our 50 years, we’ve built locations and partnerships across southeastern Ontario to offer one of the widest ranges of Autism services and supports to Autistic people of all ages and their families.

Your generous giving makes our work happen!