Why We Love Games Night

Tuesday Night Games Night

Autism Works Carleton Place

Game Nights aren’t just about the large number of gaming consoles and the variety of games, the board games, the air hockey table, or playing Dungeons and Dragons. It’s about the social atmosphere, learning to make friends, it’s about including everyone and helping each other. It’s about having fun because, when you’re having fun, you don’t even notice the valuable life skills you’re learning at the same time.



Snow Day at The Owl Cafe

Cleaning the sidewalk @ The Owl Cafe.

The Owl Café in Carleton Place provides hands on employment internships within the café. Interns learn various skills while working at The Owl Café, not just how to make lattes but many transferable skills such as staying focused, taking directions, dealing with stress, being on time, and much more.

For more information, registration and fees contact Suzanne Ford at (613) 266-3205 or 613-492-9000 or e-mail suzanne@ysowlmaclure.org

Get Cooking @ The Owl Cafe

Another successful ASD Teens in the Kitchen Night

The Owl Cafe in Carleton Place

This week everybody was busy learning four new recipes. The night started off with a group effort making two different flavours of chicken wings, BBQ and breaded parmesan. The group then learned how to make homemade macaroni and cheese. Tonight’s vegetable was squash, which not everybody was excited about, but the group all learned how to prepare and cook it. Desert was a delicious Apple Betty. While dinner was cooking the group got to make and decorate shortbread cookies, which will be saved for a holiday treat plate. Each week the group makes one cookie or square and they will be combined into desert platters for the holidays for each person to take home. The best part of the night was getting to sit down and eat their own culinary delights. What a wonderful group effort put forth by the teens and parents to accomplish so much in only a few hours.

For more information, cost or to register please contact Suzanne Ford at (613) 721-1500 ext. 219 or email suzanne@ysowlmaclure.org or visit our CONTACT page.

Location: The Owl Café and Meeting Place, 135 Bridge Street, Carleton Place



ASD Teens in The Kitchen

At The Owl Cafe in Carleton Place

We had a special guest in the cafe for our ASD Teens in the Kitchen night. Ian, owner of “The Black Tartan” generously volunteered his time to help out with our cooking class. Our menu consisted of spaghetti, homemade meat balls and sauce, garlic bread, cheesecake bites with fresh strawberries and raspberries, and chocolate fudge.

Autism Services Carleton Place Presents

Teens in the Kitchen @ The Owl Cafe

Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!

The teens learned some basic cooking skills, the importance of healthy eating, and kitchen safety while they prepared their very own personal pizzas and salads. These classes are designed to teach cooking skills that will give teens semi-independent living skills. Everybody had a wonderful time listing their favourite foods, helping prep ingredients and assembling their personal pizzas. They all agreed the best part of the night was getting to eat and are very excited for next week when they will be learning to cook spaghetti.



For more information or to register please contact 

Suzanne Ford at (613) 492-9000 or (613) 266-3205

E-mail: suzanne@ysowlmaclure.org


Halloween at The Owl Cafe

Trick or Treating at The Owl Cafe in Carleton Place

Over 400 kids stopped by The Owl Cafe while ‘The Blues Brothers’ played a special Halloween concert. It was a wonderful afternoon!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by.