PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a 12-week evidence-based social skills training for motivated teens on the Autism Spectrum, in grades 9 to 12, who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during activities (e.g. playing sports, board games, etc.). Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments. Enrollment is limited. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in this program.
Join Autism Ontario and Soundspeaks Music Therapy for 8 weeks of exciting musical expression!!
Through the use of music and musical elements (singing, instrument playing, improvisation, song-writing, music listening, and various rhythm based activities) we will work on further devolping motor skills, communication skills, cognitive functioning, emotional health, and social skills. When playing instruments, children can be working on their fine and gross motor skills, developing balance, coordination, range of motion, strength and dexterity as well as developing creatively and having fun!
This series is for children with ASD , who are between 7-18 years old.
Collaborate, build confidence, and develop both interpersonal skills and performance skills in an inclusive, creative environment where kids can be themselves. Kids of all abilities welcome!
Artist facilitators: Paula Wolfson and Sara Winter, Broadway and West End awards winners. (Ages 6-12)
Wednesdays, October 7 – December 9
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Play theatre games, learn choreography, and develop singing skills.
Wednesdays, January 13 – March 23
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Begin to mount a musical that the participants will help select. June performances in the Al Green Theatre.
Funding available for financial accessibility.
Sundays, April 3 – June 5
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Groupe de soutien aux parents.
Venez jaser avec autres parents d’enfants et d’ados autistes tout en préparant du matériel pour la Journée mondiale de sensibilisation à l’autisme!
Join Autism Ontario for our new Parent Support Group in Madoc.
This support group takes place on the third Thursday of the month from Febraury 2015 to November 2015.
Dates & Topics are:
September 17, 2015 - tba, October 15, 2015 - tba, November 19, 2015 - tba
This support group is for parents/grandparents/caregivers of children with ASD.
Connect with other families in your area and discuss topics that effect and interest you. Gain supoprt and insight from local families.
This support group will be facilitated by Orlana Brown, Family Support Coordniator, SouthEast region, Autism Ontario.
Please note: Orlana is completley bilingual.
Join us for a 5-part course on haircutting! Home haircutting system : a haircutting style workshop for parents
Through a series of fun and easy to do workshops, using our specially designed haircutting system, parents can learn how to do
professional quality haircuts at home in a caring and comfortable environment.
Cost: $40. Registration opens September 8th at 8pm.
This group is geared toward older teens and young adults with ASD. This is an opportunity to socialize as well as get out into the community. Peer facilitators are present at all events, however this group is not suitable for those requiring 1:1 support.
Snacks will be provided
Encourage your children to express themselves through art.
Ages: all ages welcome (siblings welcome)
Parent or respite worker must stay with children at all time
Join us to burn off some energy on a Saturday night. Families are invited to come and use all the equipment at Champion Gymnastics. Coaches will be on site to support, but parent supervision and attention is required. Children should come dressed in comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle and snack for after (if desired). No snacks or drinks will be provided for this event.
There are a maximum number of 20 children able to register for this event. Please cancel your registration if you are unable to attend so another family is able to participate. Thanks for your consideration.
The Healthy Living Initiative is a series of short workshops focused on helping individuals and families living with autism with motivation, self-regulation, nutrition and physical well-being. It is open to individuals with ASD of all ages, their families and caregivers, with a relaxed format and opportunities to connect with community partners and autism-related products. Takes place at All Saints Catholic Secondary School.