November 2019, Vol. 1, Issue 4
Dear Friend
Noah got a job!
Noah was diagnosed with autism at age 2 and started therapy shortly after at Shining Through Centre. He had poor social skills and experienced difficulty in communicating his needs even though he was verbal. After a few years of receiving early intensive behavioural therapy at Shining Through, he was able to integrate into kindergarten with the support of a therapist. 
At age 14, Noah graduated from Shining through and started his high school journey which ended with an Honours diploma. Throughout the years Noah still faced challenges with social skills and self-regulation, for which he continues to receive some support.
According to Noah, his biggest accomplishment so far is going to college. He is currently enrolled in the Art Fundamentals program at Seneca College.  His second-biggest accomplishment? “Getting a job that actually pays me money!”.  This summer Noah began working in the warehouse at Toromont CAT. 

Here’s what Toromont CAT has to say about Noah: “Noah is a trailblazer and a first of many more such positive stories that will be told in the years to come and we are proud of you”

We also are so proud of Noah and all of his lifetime achievement. Keep it up, Noah!
Help more children celebrate lifetime achievements by making a donation.
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7 days to the St. Louis Bar and Grill Shining Through  fundraiser
Have you purchased your tickets to the St. Louis Bar and Grill fundraiser in support of the Shining Through Centre?

It's on November 7th (7 days to go!).

Proceeds raised from this fabulous evening supports children with autism.

St. Louis Bar and Grill has been a wonderful supporter of Shining Through since we started almost 20 years ago.
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Understanding ABA therapy

Our programs at Shining Through Centre are based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Here is a crash course on Applied Behaviours analysis.
Behaviour Analysis is a realm of science that studies human learning and behaviour. According to this science, there are a set of rules or principles, that can be used to describe how these two things take place.

Some of the principles of behaviour are:

  • Behaviour is a product of its environment.
  • Behaviour is altered (strengthened or weakened) by its consequences.
  • Behaviour responds better to positive consequences than negative consequences.
  • Whether a behaviour is punished or reinforced can only be determined by the course of that behaviour in the future
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Meet some of our most recent alumni
(click image below to watch short video)
2019 Shining Through graduation ceremony
We are so proud of our most recent alumni. We wish them well in their next endeavours believing that they have been equipped to reach their fullest potential.

Good luck boys, the sky is the limit!
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Panel recommends major changes to Ford government's controversial autism program

A panel tasked with improving Ontario's autism services has recommended sweeping changes to the controversial program introduced by the Progressive Conservative government earlier this year.

The panel says its proposed changes would remove barriers to access, provide families with more support and widen the suite of treatment options for children with autism. However, the panel also says caps on individual services will be necessary, and wait-list challenges are likely to persist.

Learn more
Click here to read full Ontario Autism Advisory Panel Report
A big thank you to Graciosa Community Centre
Thank you so much Graciosa Community Centre for choosing Shining Through Centre as the beneficiary of the annual O Clássico soccer tournament fundraiser. We appreciate your donation of $8,488 that gives children with autism a chance to live a meaningful life.
Here are ways to show you care about children with autism
Do you collect Aeroplan reward miles? You can show you care for children with autism by donating some miles
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#Chocolate4change gives you an opportunity to buy a dulcey salted pecan chocolate bar or box of 9 heart shape chocolate truffles that gives back to children with autism. 
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When you buy discounted lower bowl Toronto rock lacrosse tickets for the 2019/2020 season, a portion goes to help children with autism reach their daily goals. 
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Plushies for autism
The Shining Through Friendship Club is selling plush animals as a fundraiser for the Shining Through Centre.

The llamas, moose, unicorns and ivory bears will be sold for $20 each. The plush animals are excellent quality, wear pink or navy "Autism Friendship Club" hoodies, are 10" tall and comes with an autism awareness friendship card. The card has a list of each plushie's strengths and weaknesses to show that no one is perfect and that's okay.

If you are interested in purchasing a plush animal for our fundraiser or know someone who might be willing to sell some of the plush animals in his or her business, please contact Alec Wilkin at
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