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About the Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund

Hollylynn Towie passed away in a house fire in Whitby on April 29th, 2012 along with her two best friends.  Holly had a disability called Autism, but despite this she was an excellent student, a loving daughter and a wonderful friend.  Her family has given us the honour of setting up a scholarship fund in memory of Hollylynn and has worked tirelessly to raise money for the fund.

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance directly to adults with ASD in Durham Region who are pursuing their dreams and attending a post-secondary institution at any level within Canada.  This scholarship is open to first year and returning students.  Learn more about the Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund.

Note:  All money raised will be donated to Autism Ontario Durham Region and directed to the Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund. 


About Autism Ontario Durham Region

Who We Are
Autism Ontario - Durham Region is a volunteer-run, regional chapter of Autism Ontario (formerly known as Autism Society Ontario), a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that every individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society. Currently serving hundreds of families throughout Durham Region, Autism Ontario - Durham Region is comprised of parents and others who volunteer their time, talents, and energy to help improve the lives of children, teens and adults with autism. We rely on donations from individuals and members of the business community to fund our programs and services.

Our Mission
Together with the collective efforts of Autism Ontario (formerly known as Autism Society Ontario), our mission is to provide information, support and friendship to families and community members dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Durham Region; to assist in educating society about autism and the fact that it is a disability; and to help ensure that every individual with autism is given all the opportunities and resources needed to achieve his or her full potential in our community.

What We Do

● Share Information
● Offer Support 
● Encourage Friendship
● Build Community Capacity
● Promote Public Awareness
● Facilitate Advocacy
● Provide Resources

 Learn more about Autism Ontario Durham Region.