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Mock Interview Drop in – Young Adults Project

Objective: To practice interviewing, and apply what you have learned in the YAP interview workshops. Suitable for: Participants who have attended YAP interview groups, or looking for opportunities to practice and get feedback on their interviewing skills. Prerequisites: Confirmation of Young Adults Project (YAP) registration and completion of a Kerry’s Place Autism Services intake meeting […]

Ontario Autism Program: Foundational Family Services

Foundational Family Services are available to all families registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) as part of the new needs-based program. This live webinar is for family members who live in York Region or Simcoe County and want to learn more about Foundational Family Services, including eligibility and how to find services. The webinar […]

CLOSED: Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI-CPI) – Foundational Family Services

This live webinar is intended for family members and caregivers who would like to enhance their skills in managing crisis situations, and learn about de-escalation techniques. Participants will be provided with an overview of the verbal and non-verbal communication concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI-CPI) training program that can help in […]

CLOSED: Understanding Autism: Navigating a New Diagnosis

Child Development Resource Connection Peel in collaboration with Kerry’s Place Autism Services, would like to invite you to an upcoming Understanding Autism: Navigating a New Diagnosis Workshop. TOPICS COVERED What is Autism Spectrum Disorder What services and supports are available in Peel Region Financial resources available and how to apply Family and Caregiver support REGISTRATION: […]

Interview Skills Level 2: Anxiety, Accommodations and Disclosure – Young Adults Project

Objective: Learn how to combat interview anxiety, ask for accommodations and understand disclosing your diagnosis before an interview. Suitable for: Participants who want to learn how to request accommodations before an interview. Participants who feel anxious about interviewing. Participants who want to learn about disclosing their disability. Prerequisites: Confirmation of Young Adults Project (YAP) registration […]

CLOSED: Funding Options – Foundational Family Services

Our Funding Options workshop focuses on an overview of Autism-related funding available in the province of Ontario. Learn more about funding that may be available to you, your child and/or family. Topics covered include government funding, tax credits and benefits, relevant charities and things to think about in preparing to apply. Date: Saturday, October 30, […]

CLOSED: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

This live webinar is for family members and caregivers who want to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Common characteristics of ASD, possible strengths, needs, learning styles and profiles of persons with ASD will be introduced as well as effective strategies to support your child or loved one. The webinar is led by an […]

Sibling Story Time – Foundational Family Services

Sibling Story time is a group that provides the opportunity for young children with a sibling with ASD to learn about and embrace difference. The group consists of a storybook reading, a related activity, and a follow-up parent debrief to discuss the story, its themes, and how to respond to questions that may arise later […]

FULL: Caregiver eConnect – Later In Life Planning

Paving the pathway for your individual’s future. Discuss practical considerations in the shift of caregiver responsibilities’ during the later stages of life. Be confident in knowing your child is set up for success. Share plans regarding financial advice and housing options with fellow caregivers. The Caregiver e-Connect is facilitated by Autism Consultants over Zoom. Registering […]

Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI-CPI) – Foundational Family Services

This live webinar is intended for family members and caregivers who would like to enhance their skills in managing crisis situations, and learn about de-escalation techniques. Participants will be provided with an overview of the verbal and non-verbal communication concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI-CPI) training program that can help in […]

Ontario Autism Program: Foundational Family Services

Foundational Family Services are available to all families registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) as part of the new needs-based program. This live webinar is for family members who live in York Region or Simcoe County and want to learn more about Foundational Family Services, including eligibility and how to find services. The webinar […]

All About You – A Support Group for Siblings – Foundational Family Services

The All About You is an online support group for children, aged 8-12, with a sibling who has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This group will offer interactive activities to create a fun space focused on them and their interests. This group strives to provide siblings with a safe space to express their […]

You2 – A Support Group for Teenage Siblings – Foundational Family Services

You2 is an online group, for adolescents aged 13-17, with a sibling who has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This group will create a space for the sibling to develop and build on their leadership skills. This group strives to provide siblings with a safe space to express their feelings, learn more about […]

First Time in a School – Foundational Family Service

Whether a child is entering kindergarten, has been learning at home, or is new to the Ontario school system, the transition to school for the first time can be intimidating for children and their parents and caregivers. This workshop will provide parents and caregivers with strategies that can help support a transition into school for […]

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder – Foundational Family Services

This live webinar is for family members and caregivers who want to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Common characteristics of ASD, possible strengths, needs, learning styles and profiles of persons with ASD will be introduced as well as effective strategies to support your child or loved one. This Foundational Family Service training is […]

Funding Options – Foundational Family Services

Our Funding Options workshop focuses on an overview of Autism-related funding available in the province of Ontario. Learn more about funding that may be available to you, your child and/or family. Topics covered include government funding, tax credits and benefits, relevant charities and things to think about in preparing to apply. Date: Saturday, November 13, […]

EmploymentWorks – Ontario Fall 2021

EmploymentWorks offers training for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who want to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to get and keep a job. This program involves structured learning sessions, as well as virtual experiential learning, through various online platforms (e.g., LinkedIn Learning, EASy Simulation, virtual opportunities in the community, and open discussions). […]

Caregiver e-Connect – Girls on the Spectrum

Meet with other caregivers who care for girls and women with a diagnosis of Autism spectrum Disorder. Find support through group discussion, sharing stories, successes and challenges. Ask fellow caregivers for advice on supports and services that have been meaningful to their family member. The Caregiver e-Connect is facilitated by Autism Consultants over Zoom. Registering […]

Funding Options – Foundational Family Services

Our Funding Options workshop focuses on an overview of Autism-related funding available in the province of Ontario. Learn more about funding that may be available to you, your child and/or family. Topics covered include government funding, tax credits and benefits, relevant charities and things to think about in preparing to apply. Date: Wednesday, November 17, […]

Exploring The Pathways Beyond The Teen Years- Foundational Family Service

Which way do I go? Where do I start my journey? How can I help my teen get ready for adulthood? This Foundational Family Service is geared towards parents and caregivers of teenagers aged 13-17, registered with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP), interested in becoming familiar with transition planning to adulthood. Discussion topics include: building […]

Sibling Workshop

Sibling Workshops are offered once a month to children living in Peel region between the ages of 6 and 13 years old, who have a sibling with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or an intellectual disability. Sibling Workshops focus on shared sibling experiences, learning about Autism Spectrum Disorder, and meeting new people. This group […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beyond the Diagnosis – Foundational Family Service

This Foundational Family Service workshop takes a strength-based approach to helping persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) understand their diagnosis. Explaining and answering questions related to a diagnosis may be a lifelong discussion and difficulty to navigate. Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beyond the Diagnosis will provide parents and caregivers with strategies and tools to support these […]

Understanding Autism: Navigating a New Diagnosis

Child Development Resource Connection Peel in collaboration with Kerry’s Place Autism Services, would like to invite you to an upcoming Understanding Autism: Navigating a New Diagnosis Workshop. TOPICS COVERED What is Autism Spectrum Disorder What services and supports are available in Peel Region Financial resources available and how to apply Family and Caregiver support REGISTRATION: […]

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

This live webinar is for family members and caregivers who want to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Common characteristics of ASD, possible strengths, needs, learning styles and profiles of persons with ASD will be introduced as well as effective strategies to support your child or loved one. This Foundational Family Service training is […]

Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI-CPI)

This live webinar is intended for family members and caregivers who would like to enhance their skills in managing crisis situations, and learn about de-escalation techniques. Participants will be provided with an overview of the verbal and non-verbal communication concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI-CPI) training program that can help in […]

Caregiver e-Connect – Coffee Chats

ASK, SHARE and ENCOURAGE! Grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and log on from the comfort of your own home. Connect virtually with caregivers to engage in self-guided conversations. Discuss successes and challenges of your supported individual and seek advice from those who may have similar experiences. Registering on My Community Hub does not […]

Master Minds: A “How To” Guide To Homework Ages 11-13 – Foundational Family Service

Do you want to learn how to stay organized? Do you want to become more independent with your time management, organization, motivation and problem solving when it comes to your school work? You will leave this group with helpful ideas to use when studying or completing your homework. This Foundational Family Service training is intended […]

Master Minds: A “How To” Guide To Homework Ages 14-17 – Foundational Family Service

Do you want to learn how to stay organized? Do you want to become more independent with your time management, organization, motivation and problem solving when it comes to your school work? You will leave this group with helpful ideas to use when studying or completing your homework. This Foundational Family Service training is intended […]

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder – Foundational Family Services

This live webinar is for family members and caregivers who want to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Common characteristics of ASD, possible strengths, needs, learning styles and profiles of persons with ASD will be introduced as well as effective strategies to support your child or loved one. This Foundational Family Service training is […]

Sibling Story Time – Foundational Family Services

Sibling Story time is a group that provides the opportunity for young children with a sibling with ASD to learn about and embrace difference. The group consists of a storybook reading, a related activity, and a follow-up parent debrief to discuss the story, its themes, and how to respond to questions that may arise later […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beyond the Diagnosis – Foundational Family Service

This Foundational Family Service workshop takes a strength-based approach to helping persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) understand their diagnosis. Explaining and answering questions related to a diagnosis may be a lifelong discussion and difficulty to navigate. Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beyond the Diagnosis will provide parents and caregivers with strategies and tools to support these […]

Ontario Autism Program: Foundational Family Services

Foundational Family Services are available to all families registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) as part of the new needs-based program. This live webinar is for family members who live in York Region or Simcoe County and want to learn more about Foundational Family Services, including eligibility and how to find services. The webinar […]

Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI-CP) – Foundational Family Services

This live webinar is intended for family members and caregivers who would like to enhance their skills in managing crisis situations, and learn about de-escalation techniques. Participants will be provided with an overview of the verbal and non-verbal communication concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI-CPI) training program that can help in […]

Exploring The Pathways Beyond The Teen Years- Foundational Family Service

Which way do I go? Where do I start my journey? How can I help my teen get ready for adulthood? This Foundational Family Service is geared towards parents and caregivers of teenagers aged 13-17, registered with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP), interested in becoming familiar with transition planning to adulthood. Discussion topics include: building […]

Sibling Workshop

Sibling Workshops are offered once a month to children living in Peel region between the ages of 6 and 13 years old, who have a sibling with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or an intellectual disability. Sibling Workshops focus on shared sibling experiences, learning about Autism Spectrum Disorder, and meeting new people. This group […]

Funding Options – Foundational Family Services

Our Funding Options workshop focuses on an overview of Autism-related funding available in the province of Ontario. Learn more about funding that may be available to you, your child and/or family. Topics covered include government funding, tax credits and benefits, relevant charities and things to think about in preparing to apply. Date: Wednesday, December 15, […]

Camp Connection – Winter Break

Camp Connection provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with others their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will have […]

Caregiver e-Connect: New Diagnosis

Meet other caregivers who are sharing a similar experience of receiving a new ASD diagnosis for someone you support. Engage in conversation by sharing experiences and insights through this transition. Ask others advice on next steps, share resources, and therapy options. The goal of this group is to provide encouragement and support to one another. […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate Course

Kerry’s Place Autism Services’ comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Certification Course is now available remotely, on the Zoom platform. We are pleased to make this course available virtually to our families, and to our communities at large at this time. This course is being presented over 12 evenings covering eight distinct topics. Each session constitutes […]

Everyone Learns Differently: Bridging the Gap Between Learning and Teaching

This workshop will introduce the various learning styles and teaching strategies used by those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and methods of teaching a wide array of skills. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: discuss the importance of structure, predictability, and visual supports identify the importance of prompting, […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate Course

Kerry’s Place Autism Services’ comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Certification Course is now available remotely, on the Zoom platform. We are pleased to make this course available virtually to our families, and to our communities at large at this time. This course is being presented over 12 mornings covering eight distinct topics. Each session constitutes […]

Unstuck and On Target 8-11

Our emotional regulation curricula helps to establish and develop participants’ abilities in the identification and use of skills in regulating emotions.  Unstuck & On Target is an evidence-based social intervention program to improve skills related to on-task, flexible behaviours, planning and organization. The curriculum teaches the concepts through engaging activities and conversation. Topics may include: […]

Keep Calm and Breathe On 10-12

Our emotional regulation curricula help to establish and develop participants’ abilities in the identification and use of skills in regulating emotions.  Using evidence-based strategies and curricula; this program is designed to support participants in identifying emotions in themselves and others. Participants will learn strategies to self-regulate reactions and responses, as well as preventative strategies to […]

Virtual Connection 5-8

Virtual Connection is a group aimed at providing children and youth with an opportunity to engage in-group activities, and connect with others their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to build […]

Virtual Connection 9-11

Virtual Connection is a group aimed at providing children and youth with an opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with others their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

PEERS® For Adolescents 13-14

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a social skills training intervention program for socially motivated youth interested in learning skills to help them develop and maintain friendships. During sessions, participants discuss and practice strategies related to different situations. Structured parent education sessions are provided to review strategies and lessons, […]

Children’s Friendship Training (CFT) 7-9

Children’s Friendship Training is a social skills intervention in which participants will learn and practice foundational social skills, through a variety of engaging and fun activities. Structured parent education sessions are included to review strategies and lessons to ensure success in developing and maintaining friendships. Participant Age:  7-9 Ratio: 3 participants to 1 staff Cost: $741 […]

Dollar$ and Sense 15-17

Our daily living curricula helps establish and develop participants’ ability to demonstrate greater independence in daily living tasks.  Using evidence-based strategies, the aim of this group is to teach participants to manage their own money. Participants will learn the relative cost of items they value, the benefits of saving and budgeting. Topics may include: currency, […]

Keep Calm and Breathe On 13-14

Our emotional regulation curricula help to establish and develop participants’ abilities in the identification and use of skills in regulating emotions.  Using evidence-based strategies and curricula; this program is designed to support participants in identifying emotions in themselves and others. Participants will learn strategies to self-regulate reactions and responses, as well as preventative strategies to […]

FUNdamentals 4-6

Mississauga Mississauga,

FUNdamentals was developed to provide participants the necessary group and play skills required for participation in a group setting. Short activities are incorporated into each session that will create a foundation for your child to develop turn taking, communication skills, the ability to focus, respond to instructions, and imitate sound and movement. Participants will engage […]

Virtual Connection 12-14

Virtual Connection is a group aimed at providing children and youth with an opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with others their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

Virtual Connection 15-17

Virtual Connection is a group aimed at providing children and youth with an opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with others their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

Let’s Get Social 4-6

Mississauga Mississauga,

Our social skills curricula help to establish and develop participants’ skills in interacting and connecting with peers. Using evidence-based strategies, this group will focus on further developing social skills to be successful in group activities. Topics to be explored: expanding on visual schedules, further developing abilities to follow individual and group instruction, further developing the […]

Making Connections 7-9

Aurora Aurora,

Our social skills curricula help to establish and develop participants’ skills in interacting and connecting with peers. Using evidence-based strategies, this group aims to provide the opportunity for participants to further develop social skills, based on their individual needs and interests. Topics to be explored: expanding on greeting peers; conversation skills with peers through play […]

Navigating Neurodiversity: A Path to Self-Discovery

Don’t let internet research be your only tool for learning about having a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Join us at Kerry’s Place for an exciting opportunity to learn about ASD from a strength-based perspective. Using fun and interactive activities, participants will explore and celebrate characteristics and traits that make them both unique and […]

Making Connections 10-12

Toronto Toronto,

Our social skills curricula help to establish and develop participants’ skills in interacting and connecting with peers. Using evidence-based strategies, this group aims to provide the opportunity for participants to further develop social skills, based on their individual needs and interests. Topics to be explored: expanding on greeting peers; conversation skills with peers through play […]

Children’s Friendship Training (CFT) 10-12

Children’s Friendship Training is a social skills intervention in which participants will learn and practice foundational social skills, through a variety of engaging and fun activities. Structured parent education sessions are included to review strategies and lessons to ensure success in developing and maintaining friendships. Participant Age:  10-12 Ratio: 3 participants to 1 staff Cost: $741 […]

PEERS® For Adolescents 15-17

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a social skills training intervention program for socially motivated youth interested in learning skills to help them develop and maintain friendships. During sessions, participants discuss and practice strategies related to different situations. Structured parent education sessions are provided to review strategies and lessons, […]