Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Toronto Region provides numerous services and supports for individuals 18 years of age and older, geared at social skill-building and leisure groups, consultation, employments supports, recreation and more.

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Residential Supports

Over the past 25 years the Toronto Region has expanded residential services to multiple sites with varying levels of support. Most homes are clustered in North York and Scarborough with a few settings in West Toronto and the downtown core.  Services are primarily available to adults, some with dual diagnosis. Each residential setting is individually designed to meet the needs of the residents.  In all of the homes, staff members provide 24-hour support.

Department of Clinical Supports and Services

The Department of Clinical Supports and Services is a resource to staff and to individuals we currently support through our residential services.  The psychological support needs of individuals in our service may include strength-based assessments, treatment and intervention (e.g. family counselling, behaviour analysis and cognitive-behavioural recommendations).

The Café (18+)

The Café is a group for adults with ASD, and it meets at 222 Lesmill Rd on the second Tuesday of each month from 6pm-8pm. The focus is on social, recreational and leisure activities.  Games, Wii, arts, snacks and beverages are the order of the day! For more information please call 416-537-2000 ext. 257.

The Code 2.0

The Code 2.0 is open to adults 18+ with ASD. This 12-week curriculum expands participants’ understanding of computer coding and programming, teaching problem solving and troubleshooting using Code.org and Javascript.

For more information, or to inquire about our beginners coding group, please call 416-537-2000 ext. 257 or email TO.community@kerrysplace.org.

The Social: Adult Social Skill-Building Group (19-25 years)

The adult social skill-building group, The Social, offers adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder the opportunity to learn about navigating the social world in a small group setting.  Sessions will focus on improving conversation skills, building relationships and understanding the unwritten rules of social interactions in the community and workplace.

Participants will have the chance to learn new skills with the support of experienced Autism Consultants and rehearse those skills on community outings. Sessions will be organized by age and learning profile to maximize group compatibility, and will be delivered in a central Toronto location.

Please contact 416-537-2000 to register or inquire about more details.

Music Group (Years 12+)

This recreational group meets with a singer/guitarist every Monday evening at 222 Lesmill Road from 7pm-8pm. It is open to people with ASD of all ages. Please call the regional office at 416-537-2000 for more information.

Weekend Day Respite Support (18+)

This service will allow families or caregivers who support an adult (ages 18+) with Autism Spectrum Disorder and higher support needs to have a weekend day break.

Participants will have the opportunity to join in social, recreational and life skills activities on site and in the local community.

Note that this program runs every other Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. The program is also funded, and families are only required to pay a $25 user fee/day.

  • Location: Coach house behind 376 Rusholme Rd.
Consultation Services

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

..and more.

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

Residential Respite Program

Kerry’s Place Toronto Region is partially funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services to provide a longer break to families or caregivers who are supporting an adult at home who has ASD and high support needs. Day, overnight, weekend and week-long respite services are available in a residential location in the west end of Toronto. Respite alternatives (i.e., individualized flexible plans) can be developed in exceptional circumstances.  For more information or to book residential supports, please view the Residential Respite Support Flyer

The Connection

Sessions of The Connection 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 sessions of The Connection.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Job Readiness Program

In partnership with JVS Toronto, this service supports transitioning individuals ages 18 to 30 years old, with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder into employment.  The program includes vocational workshops, 1:1 weekly employment counselling meetings, 1:1 job development, job coaching, job retention workshops and work experience for up to 14 weeks.  Participants learn about self-advocacy and how to disclose to employers, build communication skills, work life balance and workplace etiquette skills.  For more information, please view the Autism Spectrum Disorder Job Readiness Flyer

Discover My Route (ages 18+)

Discover My Route: Discover My Route is a Travel training program designed to teach people 18 years of age and older with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder how to use public transit independently in Toronto.

The cost is $850 and includes 8 in-class sessions, up to 20 hours of one-on-one route trainings, as well as the cost of a Presto Card pre-loaded with funds to cover the cost of the route training sessions.

For more information call 416-537-200 ext. 257 or email TO.community@kerrysplace.org.