The Joy of Learning Centre Inc. provides sports leagues to children and youth from the autism and special needs communities in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and surrounding areas.
Since 2008, The Joy of Learning Centre has been running skating, hockey and baseball programs for children and youths with autism, and their siblings.
In 2010 they joined forces with the Oakville Little League to found the Oakville Challenger Baseball division, serving the Halton region.
The division aimed to provide the opportunity for all members of Autism Ontario Halton and special members of Oakville Little League to learn beginner and experienced baseball skills and take part in interleague baseball games and tournaments.
The idea was to provide players with exceptional abilities the opportunity to play baseball. All players are outfitted in Oakville Little League uniforms and all equipment, including bats, balls and helmets are supplied by Oakville Little League.
The division is coached and run by dedicated volunteers who are there to coach at every skill level and promote a fun atmosphere.
Throughout the winter months, with the help of sponsors, the Joy of Learning Centre runs a free-skating and hockey skills program for players at every level.
Players and their siblings are welcome on the ice and we have several dedicated volunteers skating around to help those who may need instruction. The ice is divided in two, with free-skating at one end, and hockey skills at the other end.
Registration for both programs is free and on-going througout the season. Our programs are open to all ages and all skill levels.