Autism Speaks Canada Community Events 2017

Support Small Business Owners - They are often the most generous.
Support Small Business Owners - They are often the most generous.

Durham Christmas Craft Show

Welcome to my personal fundraising page for the Durham Christmas Craft Show and Market.


Please check back for updates as I confirm all of our registered vendors. This is sure to be an amazing event. 

About Me and My Family: 

    As some of you are aware, my son Nikolas has Sensory Processing Disorder and Aspergers Syndrome. Originally he was diagnosed with ADHD and Oppositional Defiance Disorder. It was only after many months of retesting and advocacy on my part that we confirmed what I had thought all along.

Sometimes a Mother's instincts are right.

I am fundraising for Autism Speaks Canada by hosting a Craft Show and Market, with a carnival theme and concessions -because every dollar makes an impact on the autism community. Please come out to support our event if you are not already involved as a Vendor.

Here are some highlights of our event and ways that we are giving back to the community. 

Durham Christmas Craft Show & Market

Sunday November 5th 2017 • 10 AM to 3 PM
320 Viola Avenue • Oshawa Navy Hall

50% of ALL proceeds to AUTISM SPEAKS CANADA
FREE LUNCH for 100 sponsored by Costco Wholesale

FREE ADMISSION with Non-Perishable or $1.00
FIRE TRUCK visit from 12 PM to 1PM

Food & Clothing Drive • Book Swap and Donation Table
Winter Warmth Tree & Bake Sale
Concessions & Carnival Games • PRIZES EVERY TIME!!!!
Balloons • Face Painting • Tattoos FREE
Teddy Bear Adoption Table & SO MUCH MORE

Free tickets are available in advance to the Autism Community
Contact or 289 240 7592

We are happy to accept donations of toys, clothing, food and books. Raffle and Auction donations are always welcome. Ticket holders must be present at the time of draws to claim prize • Lunch is served at 11:30 AM to 1:PM or while quantities last. We hope to see you there

This Quote Brought Me to Tears 

Autism is a communication disorder, with a broad range of affect. Some people's autism makes them eccentric and geeky. Other people can't speak at all, as a result of more severe autistic disability.
Therefore, in the world of autism, some of the population is capable of what some call self-advocacy while another part is not. It should come as no surprise that those groups would have very different wants and needs. That disunity of need and purpose is a fundamental issue we must address.
At its heart, self-advocacy is nothing more than speaking up to get what you want. Everyone who communicates does this, all the time. We self-advocate when we ask for different courses in college. We self-advocate when we ask for a chair with a lumbar support at work. …
You may believe your own communication problems will be reduced if the people around you are willing to change their style of engagement to accommodate you, or you may ask that they excuse some of your expressions, which might otherwise be offensive or unacceptable.
Those are all examples of what we call self-advocacy, because the speaker is asking for what he thinks he needs to be successful.”
John Elder Robison

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