Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Toronto Region provides a number of group and individual services and supports for individuals 11 through 18 years of age.
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In Toronto, the new program is being delivered in partnership by Adventure Place, Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre, The Etobicoke Children’s Centre, Geneva Centre for Autism, with lead agencies Surrey Place Centre and Kerry’s Place Autism Services. The partnership delivers outcome oriented and evidence based behaviour services under the name Toronto Autism Services.
In Toronto, families can contact Surrey Place Centre at (416) 925-5141, ext. 2289 to refer to services for their children and youths as part of the single point of access. General inquiries about the new program can be directed to Surrey Place Centre at (416) 925-5141, ext. 2700, or the Ministry of Children and Youth Services at (416) 327-6790.
In partnership with the Griffin Centre‘s Community Support Network, our Toronto Region offers an in-home consultation program for families and caregivers of youth (12 to 18 years of age) with ASD. An Autism Consultant and Griffin Centre Social Worker offer families consultation and supports on a time-limited basis (3 to 6 months), it is for youth with a diagnosis of ASD ages 12-18. Please call Griffin Centre intake at (416) 222-1153.
Evenings and weekends at Kerry’s Place Autism Services in the Toronto Region focus on developing leisure skills, following personal pursuits, enjoying family time, taking courses, making friends and having fun for individuals we support through our residential services. For those individuals living on their own or with their families, Kerry’s Place Autism Services assists in connecting them with social, recreational and leisure activities within their local communities.
Facilitated by a Kerry’s Place Autism Services Autism Consultant, this group meets on Monday evenings from 6pm to 8pm at 222 Lesmill Rd. This is a leisure based group, and focuses on social interaction, fostering friendships, and having fun! For more information, please call 416-537-2000.
This recreational program is associated with the Ontario Special Olympics and is open to 10 individuals of any age and/or ability with ASD. The Swim Club meets on Wednesday evenings from 8pm to 9pm and runs from September to June at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab, located at 150 Kilgour Road. Volunteers are needed and welcomed! For more information, please view the Swim Club Flyer
Individuals participating in “The Hub” will take part in activities developed to foster their confidence in socializing with others, strengthen their daily living and recreational skills, engage in novel experiences, build new and lasting relationships, and most importantly, have fun!
Family Resource Days are offered on the first Thursday of every month. The resource sessions are opportunities for families to do one of several things, such as:
- meet with a consultant who can provide resources, information, and support strategies for their children.
- Parents will also have the opportunity to connect with other parents and provide support and share information with each other.
- Parent resource sessions will also provide opportunities for workshops and training.
Please call 416-537-2000 for more information about upcoming Family Resource Day sessions.
Kerry’s Place Autism Services – Toronto Region provides consultation services to families, professionals and organizations. Topics for consultation include:
- social skill development
- emotional and self-regulation strategies
- enhancing communication
- organizational strategies
- activities of daily living
- understanding and evaluating behaviours
To discuss an individualized consultation service, additional topics, costs, and any further questions, please contact Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Toronto Region at 416.537.2000 ext. 257
- Do you identify as having Asperger Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder?
- Are you looking for employment?
- Do you live in the Greater Toronto Area?
If you answered yes to the above, we encourage you to create a profile with The Compass, a database for job seekers on the autism spectrum.
The Geneva Centre for Autism and Kerry’s Place, in collaboration with Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) are working to connect job seekers with Autism Spectrum Disorder to paid employment opportunities in the Greater Toronto Area. After creating an online profile, a local RWA Autism Outreach Coordinator will reach out to you to connect you with:
- A range of employment opportunities in a variety of industries
- Community agencies that provide post-secondary, pre-employment and on-the-job supports
- Any additional supports or accommodations that may be needed on the job