Robert Norton Self Defense Workshop

The Autism Society of PEI is proud to be partnering with Norton Arts: The Art of Self Protection to be offering an afternoon workshop for Autism Society parents, caregivers and family members.

Studies have shown that parents and caregivers of ASD experience more care-related stress than many other disorders. Protecting yourself from violence is hard enough, but when dealing with ASD, it becomes even harder. Norton Arts provides practical training in Self-Protection that focuses on YOU. Our aim is always to empower those we educate by providing them the practical knowledge and skills to better identify, avoid and manage violence.

Date: May 11th, 2019

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm ( light afternoon snack with water served in afternoon)

Location: Central Queens United Church, Hunter River (

Registration Costs: 

  • $10.00 for Autism Society members,
  • $20.00 for Autism Society non-members.

Register by emailing or by contacting 902-566-4844.

All registration costs will be paid in full via cash or cheque at the door of the event. Doors will open at 12:30pm.

See our Facebook page for more information


The Autism Society of PEI welcomes Ivy Furniture as new event sponsor

The Autism Society of PEI is extremely grateful for the generosity from Ivy Furniture for joining us as a new Autism Society Event sponsor. The funds contributed by Ivy Furniture helped support our Off the Wallz Family Day on July 14th and will also assist with our annual Autism Society SandSpit Day and Brackley Drive In Movie night.


Together with Charlottetown Airport we are launching Autism Aviators!


Garden Party Fundraiser for Autism PEI

Friday, August 11th, Charlottetown
Garden Party Fundraiser for Autism PEI
The award winning garden of Norman and Phyllis Hall will be open to visitors during the World Trotting Conference on the afternoons of August 15-17. Chosen as best flower garden in last year’s Communities In Bloom contest, the garden at 132 Upper Prince Street will be in full bloom again for the general public to enjoy. Autism PEI will be the beneficiary of any free-will donations at the garden gate. The gardens will be open each day from 2:00-6:00 pm. The general public and especially those in the racing community and supporters of Autism PEI are welcome to visit and meet with our Standardbred racing friends from away.
Norman Hall is a long time member of the Island horse racing community and supporter of Autism PEI. “ It is nice to be able to share our garden with the WTC delegates and their partners from around the world and at the same time give them a chance to meet and mingle with Islanders as well as provide much needed financial support for the growing number of children afflicted with Autism spectrum disorders.” stated Hall.
Natalie Walsh, Executive Director for Autism PEI, noted “The idea of a garden party fundraiser is a lovely idea and we are pleased to be part of it – it sounds like fun.”
Donations to Autism PEI can also be made online through Canada Helps on the website at and an online capability will be provided in the garden each day.
Information – Norman Hall 902-629-4771

World Autism Day Puzzle Piece Campaign with D.P Murphy Inc. Purchase your puzzle piece for $1.00 at all Tim Horton’s locations across PEI



World Autism Day Puzzle PieceOn behalf of the Autism Society of PEI, it gives me great pleasure to announce that our community partners, D.P Murphy Inc are once again committed to joining us this year for our Annual World Autism Day Puzzle Piece campaign.

World Autism Day is April 2nd, 2017.


 World Autism Awareness Day, is a day designated by the United Nations to increase awareness about the impacts of Autism, a complex developmental disorder affected by genetic and environmental factors and characterized by problems in communication, social development and behaviour. The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said, “We need political will and engagement at the highest levels of leadership… in order to improve global support for people living with autism. As you know the impact of Autism Spectrum Disorders transcend borders, faiths, and cultures. Together, as organized members of the global effort to raise Autism awareness, we hope we can all join forces to support the more than 70 million people affected around the world.”

Here on PEI, Islanders across the province tip to tip are touched on some level by Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Autism Society of PEI continues to play an incremental part in the navigation of supports and services for families across PEI as well as continues to build autism understanding, acceptance and education across the Island.

We hope that you will join us for this great Annual campaign that is meant to shine on light on Autism Spectrum Disorders here on PEI as well as is a major fundraiser for the Autism Society of PEI.

On Thursday, March 30th, Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st, be sure to visit any Tim Horton’s or Wendy’s location across PEI and ask the staff to purchase with cash a  $1.00  puzzle piece in support of this campaign. We hope that the staff at each location will remember to ask you during your visit but if not be sure to take the time out of your day to ask for your puzzle piece and let them know that the Autism Society of PEI and Island families appreciate their support and efforts. All of us together can help make this campaign a wonderful fundraiser and also spread recognition on the importance of World Autism Day.



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