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 will be 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 will deliver 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 diagnoses 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 Consultant and expert volunteers/mentors, this group meets on Monday evenings from 6pm to 8pm at the Resource Centre. The focus of the Social Skills Group is on skill-building, social interaction, fostering friendships, improving communication and having fun! For more information view the Social Skills Group Flyer
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! For more information, see the The Hub Summer Camp Flyer
Family Resource Days, offered on the last Thursday of each month, provide the opportunity for individuals family/support circle members and professionals to meet with an Autism Consultant, attend occasional workshops and use the materials in our Resource Centre.
During the Family Resource Day, the Autism Consultant meets with the individual and family to help them identify, develop, implement and evaluate effective program strategies to deal with a specific situation or to teach a new skill. Through this process, the consultant assists the family in acquiring specialized knowledge and skills to supplement the knowledge they already posses regarding their family member (adult, youth or child) with ASD. The Autism Consultant will also help families keep connected to the community processes, letting them know what is new at Kerry’s Place, as well as, in the community where they live.
To book an appointment, please call the regional office at (416) 537-2000.
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